January 31, 2005

Security and RFID

Texas Instruments DST tags used in vehicle immobilisers and ExxonMobil's SpeedPass system cracked....



January 28, 2005

Tech Trends: Mobile TV

Leon Husson, executive vice president for the consumer businesses at Philips Semiconductors, forecasts that 50 per cent of cellphones will come with television capability by 2013....



January 25, 2005

Video Gets Indexed

Google takes the next step and starts indexing video....



New Thinner Touchscreens from Elotouch

Elotouch announced new 17" LCDs and Flat Profiles today....



January 23, 2005

Biometric US-Visit Kiosks

USA Today -- Newark airport tests photographing, fingerprinting travelers...



January 22, 2005

First Look at Mac Mini

PC World takes first look at Mac Mini and likes what it sees...



Voice Usage to Rise in Self-Service

Sevenfold Increase Seen In Voice-Based Transaction Apps...



January 21, 2005

Self-Service and Better Usability

Inproving Usability is key to more transactions according to Forrester....



Circuit City Customer Service

Circuit City's "Surprise and Delight" IT Strategy...



January 20, 2005

New DRM Group Formed

Five Firms Seek DRM Interoperability...



RFID Momentum with Tesco

Tesco signs contract to buy EPC/RFID readers...



January 19, 2005

Music Download Numbers

New international figures show fans downloaded more than 200m tracks last year, a tenfold leap on 2003 when the figure stood at 20m....



Digital Print Trends

Study Indicates Continued Digital Print Growth for Retail Photofinishers...



Internet Service Acquisition

Ingate Technologies Acquired by Concourse....



Mobile DRM Mpeg Royalty

The MPEG Licensing Authority had reached a royalty policy for the patents in the Open Mobile Alliance DRM 1.0 specification....



January 18, 2005

NRF Show News

Retail CIOs Demo RFID Prototypes at NRF...



Google Enters Photo Market

Google Inc. is stepping further into the management of digital photos as it launches an update to its Picasa software....



January 17, 2005

Embedded RFID and People

Leave it to the Scots to start implanting RFID chips so they can get a drink faster!...



January 14, 2005

Cool Stuff at CES

Catch slide show covering new products at CES. Includes Jackin Chan, 320 lb subwoofers, in-wall port systems, video telephony, optical burners (Lightscribe), 65" LCDs,...



January 13, 2005

Traveler Program Through New York’s JFK Airport

Secretary Tom Ridge Announces Enhancement of Expedited Traveler Program Through New York’s JFK Airport...



January 11, 2005

Year of Wi-MAX

It's clear that 2005 will be the make or break year for WiMAX. Every wireless chip and equipment maker of note bar Qualcomm is now part of the WiMAX Forum; the planned harmonization of 802.16e with Korea’s Wi-Bro could create...



Patent Giveaway

IBM in a surprise move announced today they plan on donating 500 patents for free use by software developers....



Contactless Gaining Momentum

People already use their cellphones to read e-mail messages, take pictures and play video games. Before long, they may use them in place of their wallets....



Next Gen POS Delivery

Kiosks Are The Next Generation Of POS Delivery...



Kiosks as Distribution Channels

Kiosks Are Viable Prepaid Distribution Channels...



Gift Card Fraud

Gift Card Fraud An Issue For Retailers To Address...



January 04, 2005

Sheetz Rolls Out PayPass

Sheetz, Inc., announced that it will be accepting MasterCard PayPass across its entire chain of stores....



Wi-Fi and Convenience Stores

Mac’s Convenience Stores recently rolled out new Zaplink kiosks....



January 03, 2005

Music Restructing

Sony Restructures Music Division...