The German research organization is showing technology that lets NFC-equipped smartphones unlock doors, and let one person effectively e-mail a key to another.
Audi steps its ultra-premium audio offerings up a notch with a 23-channel 3D sound system.
Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.
The Fraunhofer Institute shows off a robot at CeBIT that could take a digital photo and convert it into a drawing. Its day job is measuring the performance of reflective materials.
A Germany research institution adapts its facial recognition software for Google Glass, but promises to keep the data out of the cloud.
For the first time ever, the world's soccer governing body has permitted technology to help game officials detect whether the ball enters the goal.
By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.
Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.
At CeBIT, the research firm shows wireless tracking technology that lets coaches or fans see statistics such as how far a player ran or how fast the ball was shot.
High-tech textiles, like self-cleaning jackets and self-charging backpacks, welcome a new member to the ranks: a shirt that measures your heart rate and more.