Commuters who were concerned about the traceability of the Opal card can now purchase and use one anonymously.
Smaller, kiosk-like outlets are increasingly key to Microsoft's retail strategy, as evidenced by the five that popped up last month, and the four that will open in the near future.
Chromebook's new Managed Public Sessions hopes to challenge Windows' supremacy as the ubiquitous public computer.
Even with other avenues for attention, indie developers need gaming's most mainstream summit to earn mass market exposure and time under the spotlight.
Sony is out to spruik its new TV range, offering a free PlayStation 4 with the purchase of selected 4K and Full HD TVs, and promoting a dedicated 'Football' mode for FIFA fans.
New and updated Chrome OS laptops and boxes, with faster processors and longer battery life, are highlighted at a joint press preview.
Sony is launching the dual-SIM version of its mid-range 6-inch 'phablet' this week.
Nintendo is rolling out 5,000 interactive Wii U demo stations at retailers like Target, Best Buy, and GameStop prior to the product's North American launch on November 18.
Along with its 1,400 "store in store" kiosks at Best Buy venues across the US, Samsung is expanding its retail beachhead in Canada and across Europe.
"CBS This Morning" checks in on EcoATM, a California company that makes kiosks for trading in old phones and other gadgets for instant cash. It's not your typical money machine.