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From finance to retail to transportation, a look at what today’s technologies will look like tomorrow -- and how they will transform the world around us.
Tired of carrying checks in your wallet because you can't find the time to cash them? Texas-based USAA bank has developed a mobile application that allows customers to make deposits using an...
2 | December 14, 2009 7:29am
For millions of diabetics in the U.S., avoiding amputations may be as simple as stepping on a scale. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das looks at a weight scale that helps establish healthy foot...
1 | December 11, 2009 2:51pm
Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the EyeStop could forever change that waiting game. A mix of smooth steel, clear curved glass, and...
4 | November 10, 2009 8:57am
How often do you lose the TV remote? SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das explains why the days of digging under couch cushions may be numbered thanks to sensors and chips that can "see" and...
3 | September 22, 2009 8:59am
Traveling for work can take you to little-known cities, but that doesn't mean you need to wander the streets when you're looking for the closest copy center, train station or restaurant....
August 19, 2009 12:06pm
Customs officials describe it as your ticket to get out of line. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das looks at the Global Entry Trusted Traveler program, which uses automated kiosks to help get you...
July 26, 2009 8:15pm
Tired of scrutinizing yourself in a fitting room mirror? Researchers at PARC are working on putting an end to dressing room indecision. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das meets up with the...
3 | July 21, 2009 9:55am
Fed up with long check-in lines before you fly? Tired of trying to remember where you tucked away your boarding pass? SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das explains how paperless mobile boarding...
2 | May 28, 2009 4:28pm
Without a doubt, sticky notes are handy, but in many ways they're stuck in the analog world. Correspondent Sumi Das introduces us to Quickies, an MIT Media Lab invention that combines sticky note...
8 | December 19, 2008 8:23am
Imagine a magazine that updates its articles whenever new information is available. A tablet that stores all the textbooks a university student will ever need. Or a supermarket shelf tag that...
November 19, 2008 12:25pm
No power? No problem. Correspondent Sumi Das takes a look at kinetic energy technology that charges mobile phones and devices without ever needing an electrical outlet. The mobile device...
November 19, 2008 12:24pm
It's a possible fix for the reams and reams of paper that are printed, used briefly, and then tossed everyday. Correspondent Sumi Das takes us inside the Palo Alto Research Center where...
2 | November 19, 2008 12:19pm