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Soon You Could Be Using Your Credit Card Instead Of An Opal Card

If a trial planned for next year goes as planned, we could be tapping our bank cards instead of an Opal card to travel on NSW’s public transport network.

Mastercard has spoken in support of the plan, stating that Sydney is “the perfect city” to lead the charge for transit contactless technology in Australia, stating “this will also make Sydney more appealing to international visitors and help boost local tourism,” Mastercard said in a statement.

NSW Transport Is Now Selling Smart Wallets For Opal Cards

So you’ve just received your shiny new Opal card, granting you access to NSW’s fancy electronic ticketing system. You shove the card into your regular wallet or purse… but something’s not right. It’s simply not stylish or convenient enough! Whatever shall you do to escape this quandary of practical fashion? NSW Transport, fortunately, has the answer — an Opal smart wallet you can stick on the back of your phone.

The Ad For Sydney's Contactless Public Transport Card Is The Weirdest Thing You'll Watch Today

New South Wales has been trying to get its head around the whole contactless travel card thing for a while now, and with the new Opal system, it looks like it’s on to a winner. What I’m still trying to wrap my head around is the first ad for the Opal card. Brace yourselves.

Incredible Space Stone Seems Like It Has A Nebula Trapped Inside

This is just a stone. Not a photo of a stone with a Hubble Space Telescope image pasted over it. Not a hologram made inside some piece of glass. Not a portal to another dimension. Just a stone. It’s like some spacetime wizard captured a piece of the universe and trapped it inside.

Sydney's Opal Card Rollout Continues Out West

Just as Transport NSW promised last year, the Opal card project is moving along at a rapid clip. As of today, Opal card readers have been installed in 120 train stations around the Sydney metropolitan network; the most recent rollout means the tap-on, tap-off system now extends from Casula in the south, to Wyong in the north, to Richmond and Emu Plains out west.

The 7-Inch HP TouchPad You'll Never Be Able To Buy

We’d heard about it half a year ago, and now here it is in the grainy, blurry flesh: HP’s 7-inch WebOS tablet that was dead before it ever left the front door. Luckily, it looks pretty mediocre!

Leak: Full Specs For HP's 9.7-inch Topaz webOS Tablet

Though we’ve already had a chance to see what they might look like, a new wave of leaks from PreCentral suggest that HP’s 9.7-inch webOS tablet will have a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and wireless docking features like whoa.

Unconfirmed: First Look At The webOS Tablet We've Been Waiting For

Looks like we didn’t have to wait until February 9 after all to see HP’s webOS tablet. Engadget has what are reportedly the first pictures of the dark horse tablets that may finally step up to the iPad. And details.

HTC Touch HD, Touch 3G and Touch Viva Hands-On Impressions

We got hands on time with the HTC Touch 3G, Touch Viva and most importantly, the Touch HD last week at CTIA. Although we didn’t get to delve deep into its Windows Mobile guts, we did spend enough time fiddling with the TouchFLO interface up top that we know how it’ll feel for you on a day-to-day basis. You’ll be pleased.

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