updated 07:07 am EDT, Fri June 28, 2013
British Airways tests electronic tags for airline baggage
Airlines may use electronic tags for luggage labeling instead of paper versions in the future. British Airways is using a Designworks-created electronic baggage tag as part of a trial, with information able to be updated on the e-paper display wirelessly using a smartphone app and an NFC or Bluetooth connection, allowing it to be used multiple times and potentially saving waste. If successful, British Airwars will provide larger quantities of tags to customers, which could also potentially be reused by other airlines.
Sceptre releases sound bar with 35W subwoofer, Android
Sceptre has unveiled its new Sound Bar 2.1 running on Android. The SB301524W speaker offers a 35W subwoofer, dual front-facing speakers, SRS WOW HD audio processing, and a touch sensor control panel, as well as the ability to download apps from Google Play over Wi-Fi, effectively adding smart TV capabilities to a display. The Sound Bar 2.1 is on sale for $300.