MasterCard is readying its own digital wallet service, for deployment later on this year. PayPass Wallet Services (PWS) joins the growing collection of schemes, including offerings from Visa and indeed Google (the latter of which sees MasterCard as a key partner).
The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha mobile phone has revealed the code names for forthcoming BlackBerry devices. Announced at the BlackBerry World conference, the device has been created for developers to test new apps. The Dev Alpha's searchable file directory has unearthed names and model numbers of nine forthcoming BlackBerry 10 handsets.
A camcorder version of hit movie The Avengers (Avengers: Assemble in the UK) showed up online a week before the official release in the US and was promptly downloaded over half a million times. Despite this mammoth download number however, the movie went on to make $205 million in its opening weekend, breaking the box office record by nearly $50 million. This is the biggest jump in first weekend takings, ever.
Some owners of the Nokia Lumia 900 have reported a bug in the mobile phone that gives the device a purple hue. Nokia has acknowledged the issue, and has promised a solution. The bug has been annoying some users when the screen brightness of the handset is put on to a low setting, which gives the screen a purple tint.
A YouTube video has appeared purporting to be from a member of the hacktivist movement Anonymous, claiming that the group now has knowledge of the Illuminati and aliens that have apparently been here since the early parts of the 20th century. The video however, has already led many to believe that it's a hoax. The first clue that tipped off the internet denizens, was that the Anonymous spokesperson in the video said that the details would be revealed once the video had "gone viral".