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Daily Dispatch: Car keys as potential NFC wallet; Google Shopper launched on iPhone

Consumer Reports News: February 03, 2011 12:48 PM

In today's Digital Dispatch:

BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet (Pocket-lint)

....“These days the key is already able to store tickets for public transport (KeyTicketing) as well as vehicle information (KeyInfo); it can be used to make payments (KeyPayment) and opens not just cars but hotel rooms as well (KeyAccess),” says BMW Group in a research paper.

Announcing Google Shopper for iPhone (Google Mobile Blog)

...Google Shopper turns your iPhone into a shopping assistant, so you can: * Learn more about products and read relevant user reviews * Compare prices at online and local stores * Save and share products for later consideration.

Flickr Accidentally Wipes Out Account: Five Years And 4,000 Photos Down The Drain (TechCrunch)

...So basically there hasn’t been a way for Flickr to restore accidentally removed paid accounts since the company was founded,...

You Can Now Buy Up to 16 Terabytes of Storage from Google (ReadWriteCloud)

...Sixteen terabytes may seem like an insane amount, but consider the benefit this will provide to media professionals who work with large video and audio files or architects and engineers working with 3D modeling software. However, there is still a limit of one gigabyte per file.

Self-Cleaning Gym Gear Targets Bacteria, Sweat (WIRED)

...When activated by moisture — in this case, sweat — the nanosilver particles bind to the surface to rid the product of bacteria.

Neighbor who taunted dying girl to move as part of plea deal (The Detroit News)

The Trenton woman who gained international notoriety last fall for taunting a terminally ill 7-year-old girl on the Internet must move from her home after pleading guilty Tuesday to assault and battery against a neighbor.

About Digital Dirk's Dispatches
Dirk Klingner, our technology-trend watcher, sifts through hundreds of blog posts and news articles daily to bring you the Digital Dispatch—a compilation of the most important and interesting tech news for consumers. If you have a tip on a story you want to share, leave a comment below.

   

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