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  • Parking Kitty makes parking in Portland adorable

    Parking Kitty makes parking in Portland adorable

    Portland, Oregon, continued to keep it weird (and cute) this week when it rolled out Parking Kitty, a new app that lets you pay for metered parking. The app is based on Passport, one of the largest parking payment vendors in the United States. “We didn’t make a lot of changes,” said Malisa McCreedy, the parking division manager at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Read More

  • Australia details plan to replace passport stamping with biometric scans

    Australia details plan to replace passport stamping with biometric scans

    A badge of pride among frequent travelers, the battered passport could become a relic of the past, as sophisticated technology aims to replace more traditional means of identifying passengers. Australia is steadily working to update its own international processing, with a sort of self-service check out involving face, iris and/or fingerprint scanning designed to take some of the pain out of… Read More

  • Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

    Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

    A blockchain tinkerer named Chris Ellis has created a system to build an actual digital passport that, through use of the Bitcoin blockchain and some encryption, will allow you to identify yourself online and off. Called World Citizenship, the project just launched on Github and shows some definite promise. “The goal of this project is to learn and layout a simple process for anyone in… Read More

  • BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry could be about to become the most interesting company in the smartphone business: The Canadian telecommunications firm will deliver a minimum of one “unconventional device” per year, according to a new report from Reuters, following the launch of the square-screened Passport last week. The Passport is definitely an outlier gadget, with its wide-bodied construction… Read More

  • BlackBerry’s Q2 2015 Results Fall Short, But CEO Chen Touts 200,000 Passport Sales

    BlackBerry’s Q2 2015 Results Fall Short, But CEO Chen Touts 200,000 Passport Sales

    BlackBerry has missed expectations on revenue for Q2 2015, with $916 million in money coming in, which compares to $1.57 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts had predicted north of $940 million for the quarter. Expenses were down under Chen’s leadership, with R&D spend dropping from $360 million to $186 million. Sales, marketing and administration also dropped from $527 million… Read More

  • BlackBerry Explains The Passport, Its Square Tablet… Phone Thing

    BlackBerry Explains The Passport, Its Square Tablet… Phone Thing

    BlackBerry previously gave us a sneak peek at a device that’s as category-busting as the revolutionary Padfone, called the Passport. I expressed my …uncertainty regarding the wisdom of the design decisions made in creating this 4.5-inch square thing with a hardware keyboard then. But now it’s BlackBerry’s turn to articulate some of its reasoning behind the Passport, with… Read More

  • The BlackBerry Passport Is A Phablet With A Hardware Keyboard That Makes No Sense Whatsoever

    The BlackBerry Passport Is A Phablet With A Hardware Keyboard That Makes No Sense Whatsoever

    Just when you think you might have figured out what BlackBerry is up to (a strong push in enterprise services and emerging markets like the Internet of Things) they go and do something like the BlackBerry Passport. The device broke cover today (via MobileSyrup) during the Canadian smartphone maker’s earnings call, and it’s set to be launched in September this year, following an… Read More

  • At what point do you start worrying about the RFID tag in your passport?

    Does your passport look like this, with a strange-looking symbol on the bottom? Then you’re in luck, for your passport contains an RFID tag! Now, we’re not exactly the tin foil hat types, but news that one of those security researcher types has managed to copy sensitive data off various passports in San Francisco without the owners’ knowledge does annoy us. What’s worse… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Western Digital Passport

    with prices starting at $80 and topping out at $230. It’s the perfect gift for any student, road warrior or anyone, really. It also comes in a myriad (Not so much a myriad, but you get the point. Available in white, black, red and green) of colors. Product Page Read More