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High-tech kiosks speed you through customs in minutes

With the summer travel season getting into full-swing, airports around the US and Canada are turning to technology to speed passengers through customs lines. From special kiosks to mobile apps, CNET's Kara Tsuboi shows us how tech is helping to cut wait times, getting passengers through customs in a matter of minutes.

By 10 June 2015


Virgin Mobile offers free phone charging for Pokemon Go players

For beleaguered Pokemon trainers struggling with battery life, Virgin Mobile is offering a free respite.

By 12 July 2016


McDonald's opens branch in Singapore with VR and Kinect-powered fun

The new restaurant is also brimming with wireless (and wired) chargers for your phone.

By 1 July 2016


Microsoft to help bring marijuana business to the cloud

The software giant has partnered with Kind Financial to offer cloud-computing software for state and local governments that helps keep tabs on marijuana sales.

By 17 June 2016


CEO Bezos: Amazon to open more real-world stores

The online giant plans to expand into brick-and-mortar retail, but it's not yet clear where, beyond a handful of cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego.

By 18 May 2016


Kentucky Derby 2016 shows its tech side

From CNET Magazine: Technology helps bring fans closer to the action and the fun for the 142nd running of the race on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

By 5 May 2016


Anonymous Opal cards now available from pop-up kiosks

Commuters who were concerned about the traceability of the Opal card can now purchase and use one anonymously.

By 28 July 2014


Microsoft continues its kiosk kick, will open new 'specialty stores'

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.

By 9 May 2013


Watch out, Windows. Here's Chromebooks for kiosks

Chromebook's new Managed Public Sessions hopes to challenge Windows' supremacy as the ubiquitous public computer.

By 1 May 2013


Wii U kiosks coming to retailers nationwide

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.

By 6 November 2012