ITEM [via Informationweek]:
Insert "electronic voting machine" joke here.
One of the patents "allows mobile phones to interact directly with ATMs and bank systems for cash withdrawals, with protection against card-skimming or personal identification number surfing at ATMs."
I'll be curious to see how they can design that in a way that (1) is faster and more convenient as just using the ATM interface, and (2) is more secure. I guess there's no danger of having your phone eaten by a fake slot, but would a phone be less vulnerable to shoulder skimming or physical theft‾