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  • Intel and partners create a RFID control switch for laptops and other devices.

    Posted June 24, 2014 - 2:13 am

    The tracking system goes way beyond just item tracking and into device control.
  • US judge rules for Texas school district in RFID tracking case

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 1:14 pm

    Tracking teenagers at school with high-tech chips has come to a head in Texas.
  • RFID: Befuddled by FUD

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:29 am

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology has shown promise as a way to monitor the movement and even the condition of all sorts of objects.
  • Texas school uses RFID badges to track student locations

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 8:47 am

    As part of a controversial trial that could someday include 112 schools and nearly 100,000 students, Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, recently issued students at two of its campuses new badges with an embedded RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip in order to track their locations.
  • Mojix extends its wide-area RFID product for enterprises

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 11:41 am

    Mojix has released a new version of its wide-area RFID tag reading product, now capable of reading tags 600 or more feet away.
  • RFID "starter kit" is low-cost entry to asset management

    Posted April 14, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Nowadays, you don't have to be a Wal-Mart or Johnson & Johnson to deploy RFID. A kind of "RFID starter kit" from Tego lets much smaller businesses exploit the latest generation of large-memory, programmable tags.
  • RFID credit cards are easy prey for hackers, demo shows

    Posted February 1, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    It's been known for some time that there are security issues associated with the increasing use of RFID tags in credit cards, but this past weekend afforded a fresh demonstration of just how easy it is for hackers to take advantage of them.
  • Father of RFID, Charles Walton, passes at 89

    Posted November 28, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Charles Walton, inventor of the RFID technology now common everywhere from warehouses to retail stores to public libraries, has died at the age of 89 in California.
  • Airbus innovates with high-performance computing.

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 10:36 am

    Super-fly, super-high computing at Airbus.
  • Retail RFID initiatives are flourishing

    Posted May 20, 2011 - 10:30 am

    With more than a dozen US based retail RFID pilots and/or rollouts underway, many suppliers have gotten on the bandwagon to gain early competitive advantage.
  • Footwear, fashion driving RFID growth

    Posted February 21, 2011 - 8:38 am

    Retailers are rapidly deploying item-level RFID tagging for apparel and footwear, according to an ABI Research report.
  • Finding lost IT with RFID

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Vendors are trying to sell users on the idea that they need to stick RFID tags on IT equipment to keep track of it. Users are interested, but costs and other issues remain.
  • RFID tags found to work better in building ducts

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    A research team at North Carolina State University has used a building ventilation duct to at least triple the normal distance that radio waves emitted from passive RFID tags can travel over open space.
  • RFID Tags Arrive on Store Floor as Retailers Go After ROI

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    For the retailing industry, the adoption of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology this decade has been one long, strange journey: Periods of irrational exuberance followed by times of great frustration and confusion; expensive pilot projects riddled with technical, standards-based and cost complexities; and a widespread belief among those retailers or CPG manufacturers that were forced into the RFID universe that it is a technology solution in search of a problem.
  • Bad guys could read RFID passports at 217 feet, maybe a lot more

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    LAS VEGAS -- Radio frequency ID tags embedded in U.S. passports can be read hundreds of feet away, potentially making it inexpensive and easy to pick American tourists out of crowds for illicit purposes, "spychips", a demonstration at Black Hat 2010 showed.
  • Edible RFID microchip monitor can tell if you take your medicine

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Researchers at the University of Florida have combined RFID, microchips and printed nano-particle antennas to make pills that communicate with cell phones or laptops to tell doctors whether patients are taking their medicine.
  • RFID to track Queensland kangaroo meat

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    The Queensland government will roll out radio frequency identification devices (RFID) in a $61,000 trial to track the supply chain of kangaroo meat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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