smart-homes

The buzzwords “smart home” and the “Internet of things” refer to gadgets that can communicate with each other, smartphones and the cloud. Take Nest, which was bought by Google for $3.2 billion. It’s a thermostat that learns its owner’s preferences, sends data out for monthly energy reports and can be controlled via smartphone or tablet.

mass-transit

As part of implementing a multi-mode transport ticketing system for the Metro Rail, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is planning to roll out a smart card that will help users meet all their payment needs, including transportation and shopping.The smart cards could be used both on the networks and ticketing terminals.

eid-cards

Nigeria – home to 160 million residents – is launching a national identity smart card that will include biometrics and an EMV payment application. At the end of August the first residents of Nigeria received their copy of the eID, a contact, polycarbonate smart card that replaced the current printed plastic identification document. 

passport-information

United Airlines is the first United States-based airline to offer customers the ability to scan their passports to check in for international flights via the United mobile app on devices with iOS and Android operating systems, the airline said today.Customers can access the passport scanning feature when checking in for international flights in the 24 … Continued

digital-parenting

Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but movies can be particularly powerful for kids and teens. This list of movies can spur action. Many of these films have a specific aim to persuade viewers to think a certain way, so parents can help kids understand different sides of the issues as a means of … Continued

air-travel

United Airlines is the first United States-based airline to offer customers the ability to scan their passports to check in for international flights via the United mobile app on devices with iOS and Android operating systems, the airline said today.Customers can access the passport scanning feature when checking in for international flights in the 24 … Continued

screentime

I’m often told how hard it is to parent in this digital age. So many decisions about devices, software, apps and games have to be made and at increasingly younger ages. Amazon and others have created tablets for preschool kids and parents are buying smartphones for kindergartners. And there’s a potty training app complete with … Continued

stolen-phone

There are now many apps that can help you find your phone if it is lost or stolen. Some apps are free, like the Prey Project for Android devices, which lets let you remotely lock it, recover your contacts, erase personal information and even take a picture, maybe of the thief! Wireless phone companies also … Continued

connected-families

I’m often told how hard it is to parent in this digital age. So many decisions about devices, software, apps and games have to be made and at increasingly younger ages. Amazon and others have created tablets for preschool kids and parents are buying smartphones for kindergartners. And there’s a potty training app complete with … Continued

find-my-phone

There are now many apps that can help you find your phone if it is lost or stolen. Some apps are free, like the Prey Project for Android devices, which lets let you remotely lock it, recover your contacts, erase personal information and even take a picture, maybe of the thief! Wireless phone companies also … Continued