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Sony and Global HID are coyly batting their eyelashes at each other over a memorandum of intent to jointly develop an embedded contactless smart card reader platform for laptops. The idea is to create a single reader compatible with Sony's popular FeliCa solution in Japan as well as NFC, HID Global'...

October 12th 2010 at 6:42am 0 Comments
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The internet may not have a kill switch, but there really are a set of keys, developed by ICANN in case of digital catastrophe. Seven keyholders across the world hold smart cards like the ones you see above, each with a piece of the DNSSEC's recovery key. What's that, you say? We're glad you asked...

July 28th 2010 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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SK Telecom was showing off some interesting ideas about where it'd like to see SIM cards go in the future here at MWC this week, including a couple particularly juicy ones called Android SIM and the SIM Theme Package. Android SIM shoehorns a CPU, the Android OS, applications, user data, and 1GB of...

February 18th 2010 at 4:36pm 0 Comments
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Yeah, 2010 may be the (second) year of the tablet, but we're guessing that Sir Destiny didn't exactly see this coming down the pike. Panasonic just introduced its newest Toughbook in the H1 Field, and we're in no position to argue the "world's most rugged handheld tablet computer" claim. Classified...

February 10th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Mobile security firm Gemalto has hooked up with LG to offer phones supporting its Smart Card Web Server technology, which essentially drops a web server and content right onto a phone's SIM. There are a number of value propositions here, but Gemalto appears to be primarily pushing two of them: one,...

February 18th 2008 at 11:59am 0 Comments