AN EYE FOR SECURITY
Retina scan, move over. The latest technology using physical features for identification is more precise because it relies on the iris. The Panasonic Authenticam Iris Scan ($289) checks a would-be computer or network user's iris against a pre-existing database, then--assuming the person is authorized--automatically allows access (www.iridiantech.com).
IT'S IN THE CARDS
Need to get that pile of loose business cards into your contact manager? The CardScan 600c will read the info into most popular databases. It's smaller than prior models, registers color, and has a built-in link that takes you right from a contact's address to driving directions from MapQuest (www.cardscan.com).