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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


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


In New York, Starbucks and now Internet on almost every corner

On Road Trip 2015, CNET gets up close with a new structure that will supply the city with free, public Wi-Fi via a project that swaps phone booths for hotspots.

By 13 August 2015


SpaceX delivering HoloLens to the ISS this weekend (Tomorrow Daily 199)

Microsoft, NASA, and SpaceX are all collaborating on Project Sidekick, which will see HoloLens headsets delivered to the International Space Station's astronauts. Don't play too much Halo, space cadets!

By 26 June 2015


The smart card: Apple Pay competitor or simple stopgap?

Mobile payments is a crowded industry, but is one card for storing all your credit cards more practical than we think?

By 25 May 2015


London's Boris bikes can now be booked from your phone

You can now book and pay for a bicycle from the capital's Santander cycle hire scheme with an app.

By 11 May 2015


Google pushes Chrome OS software, with or without Chromebooks

Google announces new Chromebook laptops and an intriguing new device called the Chromebit that pushes Google's operating system without trying to sell you a laptop.

By 1 April 2015


Corning's germ-fighting glass means you can touch an ATM with less worry

The special glass is just beginning to make its way into public displays such as ATMs and payment terminals, but Corning hopes it will eventually get into consumer electronics.

By 17 March 2015


Hertz installs cameras and microphones in rental cars

Technically Incorrect: Some of Hertz's NeverLost systems now have cameras and mics -- which the company claims it doesn't intend to use at this time.

By 17 March 2015


Samsung buys LoopPay, all but confirming new Apple Pay rival

Apple Pay is off to a fast start, but LoopPay may have an edge when it comes to working with existing point-of-sale systems.

By 19 February 2015