Without safeguards, smart home can be a dumb choice, expert says
Smart technology can perform all sorts of tasks in our homes. Turn on our lights. Unlock our doors. Crank up our thermostats. And quite possibly, give someone access to our valuables or our bank accounts.
US a laggard in adopting more secure credit cards
The massive data breach at Target last week has again highlighted how the United States remains a relatively insecure backwater when it comes to credit-card technology.
Using RFID for fiber composites
Antennas that are capable of transmitting radio waves turn components into intelligent objects. Researchers have now found a way to embed these antennas in fiber composites. As a result, the technology also ...
Smart card maker Gemalto reports record 2012 sales
The world's leading manufacturer of smart cards, Gemalto, posted on Thursday a 25-percent jump in 2012 net profit on record sales, and forecast double-digit growth for this year built on growth in the international mobile ...
The next big smartphone accessory: Your car
Automobile giants at the world's biggest mobile fair are showing off a new technology that turns a car into a smartphone accessory, allowing a driver to use cutting-edge apps without veering off the road.
Successful development of biometric digital signature technology: Same functionality as PKI without smart card, password
Hitachi, Ltd. recently announced the development of provably secure digital signature technology based on the use of biometric information such as finger vein pattern in creating the signature. Through this, ...
Visa, Samsung in global deal for mobile payments
US credit card giant Visa announced Monday a global alliance with Samsung to let shoppers make payments by waving their smartphones near a special reader.
Avis locks up Zipcar for $500 million
US car rental giant Avis announced plans Wednesday to buy the popular auto-sharing service Zipcar in a deal valued at $500 million.
Advanced manufacturing venture highlights region's economic prospects
Printed electronics and related advanced manufacturing technologies have the potential to be a $45 billion global industry, according to business analysts.
PayPal to expand in Asia after mobile app launch
PayPal Asia-Pacific chief Rupert Keeley said Friday the US company plans to expand in the region over the next 12 to 18 months, after it launched the region's first payments service for smartphones. ...
Cloud-based secure desktop streaming from any PC
Today at the CeBIT Fair, IBM is announcing the Secure Enterprise Desktop, an innovative service that enables corporate users to securely access the contents of their entire hard disk, including operating system, applications ...
Gadget Watch: HP Envy 14 PC has smart-tag sensor
(AP) -- Thin, light laptops -known as "ultrabooks"- are a much-hyped category at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show, an annual showcase for the latest smartphones, tablet computers and other ...
Putting a face -- and a fingerprint -- to a name
Bill Conner runs a defense company whose customers are threatened by new forms of global attack every day.
US gets chance to catch up on credit card security
The next time you swipe your credit card at check-out, consider this: It's a ritual the rest of the world deems outdated and unsafe.