Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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This week, instead of frequent flier miles, your new pre-paid American Express card may offer virtual cash for the online multiplayer video game League of Legends. And if you're excited for the days when we can all unlock our cars and our front doors with our phones, you're not alone. Software makers in the U.S. have been making all sorts of stuff for smart homes and door locks are part of it. Of course, smart homes are vulnerable to hacks, and modern technology is actually challenging some of the old ways to lock up, too.
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American Express will reveal a line of "League of Legends"-themed debit cards, in which cardholders can earn rewards points for in-game currency.