MasterCard to release credit card with display and keypad in 2013

By Shawn Knight ยท 27 replies
Nov 8, 2012
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  1. Near Field Communication has been at the forefront of payment technology for a couple of years now. We've seen the tech ship on multiple smartphones to facilitate paying for things at places like gas stations and convenience stores. A new...

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  2. I can see this card is magnet for hackers alike :D
  3. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    What if my credit card runs out of battery?
    Timonius, TechMancer, ravy and 3 others like this.
  4. Case #1
    Buyer: OMG! I forgot to bring cash!
    Cashier: Don't worry, we accept any kind of credit cards, sir
    Buyer: Thank God.. Here's my card

    Case #2 using this new type credit card
    Buyer: OMG! I forgot to bring cash!
    Cashier: Don't worry, we accept any kind of credit cards, sir
    Buyer: Here's my card.. ... ..Wait! I think my card is running out of battery
    Cashier: ...
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  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    How is this supposed to be easier than just swiping the card, or tapping it on the thingamajoo for nfc?
  6. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    "thingamajoo" gotta say awesome word you made there, I like it :)
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  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Wonder if they're going to have Debit Card (Credit Card Option)?
  8. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    But...will it play Crysis?
  9. Not long after Mastercard issued this card, they will issued new type credit card which you can installed apps and update your facebook status or twitter from your credit card :D
  10. Devon_D

    Devon_D TS Rookie

    This I very interesting concept allowing someone to telesign in a transaction or payment with the OTP. I'm hoping that more companies start to offer this awesome functionality.
  11. Hackeable.....bankers are going down
  12. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,223

    I laughed :)
  13. TechMancer

    TechMancer TS Member Posts: 56

    Will this be the same size as the standard card? I think not, because of the components necessary to give it a working keypad and display. Final size? I'd say around 3x2x1/4 (in inches).
  14. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Seems a one time password tech would be effective against, for example, the fake ATM covers that have appeared, made by 3D printing processes and used to steal card numbers and passwords. I like it. A lot would depend on how big a hassle it is to use.
  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,998   +1,317

    I can imagine a possible cheap solar panel similiar to what cheap calculators use
  16. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    Is the picture above the actual size of the card? lols
  17. teknix360

    teknix360 TS Rookie

    I believe the correct term is "dohickeyholler."
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  18. teknix360

    teknix360 TS Rookie

    I think that the card would probably expire before it would run out of battery. Or it may have a solar panel thingy in it like the calculators of yore.
  19. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    Still see cards running out of power considering cards tend to spend almost all their lives inside wallets or purses and in the dark.
    ReederOnTheRun likes this.
  20. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,998   +1,317

    except when you need to take them out to use them. which is the only time you need them to work.
  21. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,305   +648

    I dont' know...I think ring-back-fibulator or Knutz-en-valve might be more appropriate ;)
    As long as you have plenty of blinker fluid or muffler bearing grease, shouldn't be an issue.

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  22. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    Would I use it - - never. I refused a NFC enabled card some time back and requested a dumb card instead. If that can't be done, I for one will close the account (got too many anyhow!)
  23. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    You old conservative, you...
  24. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    This seems quite soon for such fancy tech.

    Also, if people can still sign for ccards, every security point is moot.
  25. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,719   +3,697

    In that case, what about boot time before you can use the card?

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