CES 2010: Final Thoughts

The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Final Thoughts

CES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

It may have gotten off to a dull start thanks to the lacklustre showing from Microsoft, but CES 2010 today threw up some really nice surprises. Keep an eye out for the Light Blue Optic's Light Touch here in today's…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

CES 2010: Samsung's animated OLED identity card is equal parts cool and creepy

Here's a pretty interesting spot from the folks over at Engadget. Samsung have been showing off a RFID enabled identification card. At first glance, the Specimen Display Card Prototype looks like a pretty standard ID card. But put it…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Samsung's animated OLED identity card is equal parts cool and creepy

Doom creator latest high profile departure from the embattled Entertainment Software Association

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The future is looking a little uncertain for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) as id Software, creators of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake, has announced its departure from the organisation. This in itself wouldn’t be a huge concern were it not just the latest in a line of high profile departures, including publishers LucasArts, Vivendi and Activision…

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Al WDoom creator latest high profile departure from the embattled Entertainment Software Association

Sheep may go to heaven and goats may go to hell, but they're all getting electronically-tagged in the EU

It may sound like a joke, and at first I was wondering whether The Reg was up to its old tricks again, but a quick google suggests that the EU really is going to ensure every goat and sheep is electronically tagged by December 31st, 2009.

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Katherine HannafordSheep may go to heaven and goats may go to hell, but they're all getting electronically-tagged in the EU

Panasonic eyes up new walkthrough iris-recognition gate

panasonic-iris-gate.jpgOne of the best technology launches I’ve ever attended was for some new iris-recognition based ID systems for airports. Why? It’s the only press conference where serious security journalists were asking questions like ‘Could it detect severed eyeballs?’ and ‘Can it tell a live person’s eyes from a dead person’s?’. I wanted their jobs.

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Stuart DredgePanasonic eyes up new walkthrough iris-recognition gate