Hertz to try RFID Rather Than Keys for Rentals

A Hertz at the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport in France will begin using RFID to start up and check out cars, rather than keys. A group of 60 frequent Hertz customers will be guinae pigs in this test to see if using RFID-enabled cards for vehicles will speed the rental process. There are 10 Renault Megane cars equipped with… » 8/10/06 5:30pm 8/10/06 5:30pm

LG KG920 5-Megapixel Camerphone Gets Official

Way back in February we first heard word of a pretty fancy phone from LG. The LG KG920 is more of a digital camera that includes phone functionality than a cameraphone. Well, there is some good news and some bad news about this the KG920. The good news is that this phone, six months later, is finally ready for an… » 7/28/06 10:00am 7/28/06 10:00am

Sony Launches PSP Wi-Fi Network in Europe, Australia

Tomorrow Sony will be launching PlayStation Spot. This is a network of Wi-Fi hotspots that will allows PSP users to download demos, songs, games, videos and pictures and also play the games with other PSP users. Access to the wireless network itself will be free, but expect to pay out the wazoo for any kind of… » 7/27/06 4:34pm 7/27/06 4:34pm

Mercedes Introduces Integrated Bluetooth Telephone Module

Mercedes has announced an accessory that will accompany some of their vehicles and allow for a very convenient way to make calls from the car, hands and wire free. The device sits in the center console and will interact will your cell phone and all parts of the car. The system links up with a cellphone over Bluetooth… » 6/22/06 1:47pm 6/22/06 1:47pm

Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile Team Up for Robbie Williams W300i

T-Mobile will be releasing this specially-branded Robbie Williams Sony Ericcson W300i in June over in the United Kingdom—sorry, Americans, you shouldn't like Robbie William's music anyway. Supposedly 'ole Robert "creatively influenced" the W300i himself. It comes loaded with exclusive Robbie Williams content including… » 4/10/06 4:01pm 4/10/06 4:01pm