RFID

  • Mini RFID Device Stores Personal Medical Data, Makes It Instantly Accessible

    Mini RFID Device Stores Personal Medical Data, Makes It Instantly Accessible

    Japan-based chemical and tech company Asahi Kasei has developed a small healthcare product that should make life for paramedics, emergency doctors (and patients) easier: the portable device (pictured) makes it possible to instantly access all medical data on a specific person with a PC or smartphone, via RFID. Read More

  • RFID Solutions Provider IDENTEC Group Lands $7.5 Million

    RFID Solutions Provider IDENTEC Group Lands $7.5 Million

    IDENTEC Group, a global RFID solutions provider, announced today that it has completed a $7.5 million equity capital round with private investors. IDENTEC says it serves more than 2,000 customers in 16 industries. The company currently holds 100% or significant ownership in nine RFID solutions businesses and boasts sales and marketing operations in the US, including four US-based RFID companies. Read More

  • Hitachi Develops Next-Generation RFID Tag

    Hitachi Develops Next-Generation RFID Tag

    Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Information Systems has announced [JP] the development of a next-generation RFID tag today. What's new about it is that the tag withstands the heat of welding: in other words, companies don't need to drill screw holes anymore to put them into place. Hitachi says that their new tags can be welded into place in just 10 seconds, whereas conventional ones take around 5… Read More

  • RFID: Scaring Holiday Shoppers For Years & Years

    RFID: Scaring Holiday Shoppers For Years & Years

    Well here's something to freak you out as you brave the Black Friday crowds today. (Remember: Matt wrote a nifty little survival guide for today's insanity.) A local TV station in Florida has warned its viewers to be on the lookout for so-called electronic pickpockets. Using “a credit card scanner attached to a battery pack,” an evildoer can quite easily obtain sensitive credit and debit card… Read More

  • Keurig Could Put RFID Chips In Their Coffee Pods

    Keurig Could Put RFID Chips In Their Coffee Pods

    According to an FCC filing, the folks at Keurig (they basically make a single serving coffee machine) could be adding RFID tags to their pods in order to allow the machine to sense the type of coffee being placed into the device. This would, in turn, allow the machine to change temperature, milk type, and whatever else the coffee requires. Read More

  • What's cheaper than buying an anti-RFID wallet?

    What's cheaper than buying an anti-RFID wallet?

    The following is in the interest of saving you money, which is probably my number one goal here at CG: preventing you from spending money when you don't have to. I've seen ads on Drudge recently pimping RFID-blocking wallets produced by a company called Identity Stronghold. The idea behind the wallet is to block the RFID chip found in your credit card from being surreptitiously scanned. Now, I'm… Read More

  • RFIDify your iPhone

    RFIDify your iPhone

    Just think of all the fun you could have if the iPhone could interact with RFID tags. But you don't have to wait for Apple for iPhone version 7 for this feature. Nope. You can build your own iPhone compatible RFID reader right now. Read More

  • OLED ID cards creepy, probably helpful

    I question the actually utility of this, except for in corporate ID badging. It is cool though, combining OLED, RFID, and 3D into an ID. Plus, how is that for an alphabet soup of acronyms? Thanks to NetbookNews for the tip. Read More

  • Tagged World Project uses RFID to evaluate "living willingness"

    Tagged World Project uses RFID to evaluate "living willingness"

    One of the more interesting booths at CEATEC is that of the Tagged World Project. It aims to deploy many RFID tags around an elderly person's domicile, and then equip their slippers (or other house clothes) with RFID readers that will read the tags in its proximity. Then a variety of analyses can be performed on the data collected to determine, ostensibly, how healthy and active an older person… Read More

  • Review: Touchatag RFID System

    Review: Touchatag RFID System

    You always remember your first time, right? That heady rush, the embarrassment that turns into passion, that sense that this, this moment right now, is what you’re living for. You could stay this way forever or die today – it didn’t matter. I think Bryan Adams said it best when he wrote: I got my first real RFID sensing smartcard reader Bought it on the Internet Coded ’til… Read More