Online at the Airport

You've got a two-hour layover in San Francisco, and some choices to make. Call the office, read a magazine, have a cup of coffee, visit the gift shop, or get some work done. Now, in Dallas and a few other airports around the country, travelers can use a QuickATM kiosk to log onto AOL, CompuServe, Microsoft Network, or the Web.

Users have telnet access to remote files, can send and receive e-mail, get travel information, send faxes and more. The kiosks accept and encrypt credit cards. Charges are $2.50 for the first 10 minutes and $2 every 10 minutes thereafter. E-mail is sent to users informing them of their account activity.

For additional information contact QuickATM Corp., 2437 Durant Ave., Suite 207, Berkeley, CA 94704. Call Howard Zack at 510/883-0400. E-mail: .


Information on the Wrist

Timex Data Link watches can now communicate with personal computers that have LCD screens. Users can transfer scheduling and personal information wirelessly from a desktop or laptop computer to their watches.

Information such as dates, times, phone numbers and messages up to 31 characters can be transferred to a user's watch by simply pointing the watch at the Notebook adapter or to a desktop's monitor. A light sensor in the watch reads flashing bars of light or data from the adapter or desktop monitor.

The Timex Data Link watch is water-resistant to 100 feet and retails for $134. A notebook adapter is $30.

For additional information contact Timex Products Inc. Park Rd Extension, P.O. Box 310, Middlebury, CT 06762. Call 800/367-8463. Internet: .


Point and Fill 'Er Up

Motorists can now purchase gasoline from a special Mobil gas pump by simply waving Speedpass -- a small electronic device attached to their key chains.

The pump sends out a radio signal which powers the key tag, allowing it to send back its unique ID code. Fuel purchases are automatically charged to the user's credit card.

Mobil provides Speedpass at no cost to its users.

For additional information contact Mobil Corp., 3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax, VA 22037. Call Jeanne O. Mitchell at 703/849-5520.


No Hackers

TouchNetII is a biometric security device that recognizes fingerprints before allowing users access to protected information and services. TouchNetII can distinguish a real finger from a copy or wax model because its sensors can detect blood pressure and flow.

For additional information contact Identix Inc., 510 N. Pastoria Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Call Corrie Reynold at 408/731-2110. E-mail: .


Safe Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation

During mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the CPR Life Mask prevents exchange of oral fluids, viruses or bacteria. The mask is placed over the victim's mouth and the rescuer breathes through a filtered outlet.

CPR instructions are printed on the outside of a self-sealing plastic bag and the package is small enough to be carried in the user's pocket or purse.

For additional information contact CFT Inc., 14602 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022. Call 602/992-1220.


Underwater GPS Receiver

Battelle and Trimble Navigation developed a handheld GPS receiver that -- with a remote antenna -- is capable of functioning underwater.

MUGR weighs 19 ounces and operates down to 66 feet or at high altitudes.

For additional information contact Trimble Navigation Ltd., 645 North Mary Avenue, P.O. Box 3642, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3642. Call Lea Ann McNabb at 408/481-7808. E-mail: .


Web Site Movies

Hitachi's MPEG camera (MPEG is a standard for video and audio production developed by the Moving Pictures Export Group) allows users to produce high-quality full-motion pictures for Web sites and