Grab your tech passport and travel to Berlin for the massive IFA consumer-electronics tradeshow.
At CeBIT 2010, German company Bundesdruckerei took the lid off what could be the future of airport custom security.
Radio frequency identification tags in passports may make it possible to determine from a distance whether somebody is carrying a passport and even tell the nationality of a passport holder. Taken to an extreme, such identification could make it possible to detonate explosives only when someone from a particular country is nearby, Flexilis shows in this video. Researchers addressed e-passport concerns at the 2006 Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
Western Digital introduces a new My Passport Studio Portable Drive that incorporates an e-label and offer capacities up to 640GB.
The payments company wants merchants to capitalize on overseas shopping trends like China's "Singles' Day," the biggest e-commerce holiday of the year.
Google reverses its stance on real names for its social network, Apple joins forces with former foe IBM, and Amazon tinkers with a Kindle Unlimited subscription service.
With an e-label that works even when the drive is powered down and supporting 256-bit hardware encryption, the new My Passport Studio is a great portable hard drive for those who need to organize and secure their digital contents.
Alibaba's upcoming US market debut means employees are due to cash in, and the company is taking steps to help them manage the windfall.
Sonostar shows off a sleek new smartwatch, or at least a prototype of one, at CTIA 2013. To be sold for $179, the gadget connects to Android smartphones to display alerts on its curved e-ink screen.
"The jury is still out on what the consumer expects from a wrist device," acknowledges Sony's Kazuo Hirai.