Alpine has released its first CarPlay receiver, the iLX-007. Retailing for $800, the iLX-007 is available in North American Markets, features a 7-inch touchscreen, and is compatible with the iPhone 5 and newer.
Poynt aims to be the payment terminal for the future. It supports all kinds of payments from EMV cards, regular credit cards, NFC, QR codes, Bitcoin, and more. Poynt is available for preorder for $300 and should ship in 2015.
Reddit has entered the crowdfunding space with Redditmade. While specifically geared towards subreddits that want to make official merchandise, anyone with a Reddit account can launch their own campaign.
Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, which is backed by the MCX merchants coalition, has already been hacked. The email addresses of early testers were stolen. The app also has terrible reviews on the app stores, thanks to angry NFC fans.
Warranty Direct has revealed what it thinks is the U.K.’s ‘nightmare’ car. To do so, the company compiled the vehicles with the worst performance by category and smashed them together, creating a monstrosity we’re glad we’ll never…