• Why you need a steel wallet. (No, really!)

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    Pickpockets and thieves around the world are very good at separating you from your money, credit cards and other valuables while you're traveling. They can use diversionary tactics or even razor blades to get at the contents of your wallet.
  • Context-aware mobility can have profound business benefits

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    By now, companies that have put business applications on smartphones or other handheld devices know of the competitive advantages they can gain. The more detailed and relevant the information at hand, the greater the opportunity an employee has to close a sale, improve delivery times -- or even save a life.
  • Customer Loyalty Program Goes Beyond Discounts and Coupons

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    Just about everyone has a key chain full of plastic cards for discounts at various stores. The traditional loyalty offerings from many retailers involve collecting lots of customer data, but companies--particularly grocery stores--often do a poor job of analyzing it.
  • Touchatag's aim: RFID apps development made easier

    Posted June 7, 2009 - 7:03 pm

    A homeowner had a vexing problem. While the family cat was able to go in and out through a pet door, so was a mischievous neighborhood raccoon, which snuck in and ate the cat’s food. RFID came to the rescue.
  • New travel rules kick in June 1 amid concerns over RFID-tagged passport cards

    Posted May 29, 2009 - 12:15 pm

    An RFID-enabled passport card that has been approved for U.S. travelers can be easily cloned and used for tracking purposes, critics say.
  • EC sets out privacy requirements for smart RFID tags

    Posted May 12, 2009 - 1:48 pm

    The European Commission Tuesday set a code of conduct for companies using RFID (radio frequency identification) tags that it hopes will safeguard citizens' privacy and allow the quick rollout of the new technology.
  • RFID Is Finding a Home in the Data Center

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 10:55 am

    Financial institutions say tagging IT assets speeds the inventory process.
  • eBeef: RFID from birth to plate

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 4:50 pm

    Driven by government compliance and business financials, specialized software and RFID technology, being touted as 100 percent accurate, are being used within Australia's livestock industry.
  • Thai hospital goes wireless to contain outbreaks

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 2:48 pm

    A hospital in Thailand famous for medical tourism plans to introduce a few new wireless technologies to control outbreaks of deadly diseases.
  • Total RFID revenue to exceed $5.6 billion in 2009

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 11:03 am

    Total revenue earned from RFID transponders, readers, software and services will amount to more than $5.6 billion in 2009, according to the latest market data from ABI Research.

  • 7 Tech Innovations That Changed the World

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 11:02 am

    Tech has infiltrated daily life in so many ways that it's hard to remember entire generations found ways to reach others, stay up-to-date, and do their jobs without the technology innovations we take for granted.
  • RuBee aims to be a rugged alternative to RFID

    Posted February 12, 2009 - 10:04 am

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has approved a standard for RuBee, a technology that is a bit like RFID but can be used in harsher environments such as underwater or in firearms.
  • Wireless invention jams teen drivers' cell phones

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 2:16 pm

    University of Utah researchers have invented technology that could come to be embraced by teenagers with the same enthusiasm they have for curfews and ID checks. The Key2SafeDriving technology uses RFID or Bluetooth wireless capabilities to issue signals from a car key to a cell phone to prevent drivers from talking on their phones or texting while driving.
  • Quiz: This week in quotes

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 12:48 pm

    This week we learned (among other things) that Indonesia plans to tackle AIDS with RFID chips; that Spam is just like any other business; and that Apple discussion forums are a gateway to divorce court. Can you match the quote to the quoted? Go on, give it a whirl.
  • Five tips for Windows administrators

    Posted November 24, 2008 - 6:19 pm

    Here are a few useful Windows tips.
  • Researchers find problems with RFID passport cards

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 3:08 pm

    RFID tags used in two new types of border-crossing documents in the U.S. are vulnerable to snooping and copying, a researcher said on Thursday.
  • Researchers show how to crack popular smart cards

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 12:18 pm

    Researchers have published a cryptographic algorithm and source code that could be used to duplicate smart cards used by several major transit systems, including Boston's Charlie Card and the London Oyster card.
  • California makes it a crime to 'skim' RFID tags

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 9:32 pm

    This week, California became the second state to pass a law making it illegal to steal data from RFID (radio frequency identification) cards.
  • E-passport demo shows weaknesses in new border controls

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 8:15 pm

    The data on the radio chips in so-called e-passports can be cloned and modified without detection, representing a gaping security hole in next-generation border control systems, according to security researchers.
  • Was MythBuster's RFID tale only a myth?

    Posted September 4, 2008 - 8:24 pm

    It all started when Adam Savage of MythBusters fame told a convention audience that legal bullies from the credit card industry had cowed Discovery Channel into scotching an episode of the show that was to have taken on RFID.
  • Intel sells RFID business to Seattle company

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 5:10 pm

    Seattle-based Impinj has acquired Intel's RFID business under undisclosed terms, the companies said on Thursday.
  • Patent-pending technology sets new RFID accuracy mark

    Posted January 6, 2005 - 10:04 am

    One of the dirty little secrets of RFID is that up to 20 percent of a typical set of tags can produce inaccurate reads. New technology from Worldlabel.Com claims to radically improve tag performance - and the company is having a hard time keeping up with orders.
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