Multi-purpose, hi-tech passenger kiosks for airports
Airports across the US are about to find themselves on the receiving end of some fancy toys for passengers hanging around in departure terminals.
Around 60 Hudson News retail stores in airports dotted around the country will soon have a kiosk where passengers can recharge smartphones and access other services.
The slick units, produced by Keo Connect, have a phone connection system and other time-wasting tools and gizmos.
Users can check the weather at destinations, track departure and arrival information of flights, read news, business and sport bulletins.
Multimedia transfer kit is also to be included so users can organise files contained on SD cards, USB and other devices.
Still, best part still looks like the charging system (free, as well).
Kevin May is editor and a co-founder of Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution for nearly four years and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has also worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.