RFID

Mirror Mirror on the Wall Help Me Shop in the Mall

Mirror Mirror on the Wall Help Me Shop in the Mall

Paxar Corporation and the Italian “TheBigSpace” design firm have recently announced a collaborative initiative under which the two will jointly introduce the “Magic Mirror” – an interactive RFID-based mirror, aimed primarily at the UK retail market. The mirror interacts with ...

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Radio Sensors to Help Detect Cancer

Radio Sensors to Help Detect Cancer

Professor J.C Chiao and his colleague Dr. Tang from the University of Texas at Arlington are developing a new device that uses radio frequencies to detect cancer. Previously used by the defense industry for weapons detection, these tiny sensors will ...

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Quickies: Intelligent Sticky Notes

Quickies: Intelligent Sticky Notes

In an attempt to bring one of the most famous inventions of the 20th century into the digital age, scientists of the “Ambient Intelligence Group” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed the “intelligent stickies”. These are essentially Post-its ...

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RFID Ecosystem Project

RFID Ecosystem Project

A pilot project in social networking, which involves wirelessly monitoring people in a closed environment, will commence in March, 2008 at the University of Washington’s computer science building. The RFID Ecosystem project will provide long-term, in-depth research of user-centered RFID ...

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Printing Cheap Chips

Printing Cheap Chips

The San Francisco based Company Kovio has recently announced the development of a new process for printing transistors for memory and logic chips, as well as analog devices for radio transmitters. Since the technology uses commercial printing equipment such as ...

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Hitachi Develops World’s Smallest RFID Chip

Hitachi Develops World’s Smallest RFID Chip

The Japanese giant Hitachi has developed the world’s smallest and thinnest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip. Measuring only 0.15 x 0.15 millimeters in size and 7.5 micrometers thick, the wireless chip is a smaller version of the previous record holder ...

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Future Credit Card

Future Credit Card

Swedish designer Jacob Palmborg created a concept for a new type of credit card, one that will not only allow you to make purchases more securely but will also function as a personal shopping / financial advisor. Although credit cards ...

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RFID Loc8tor

Can’t find your wallet or keychain, your dog decided to disappear just when you need to go out? The British company Loc8tor thinks it has just the right solution for you – a small gadget which uses RFID technology to ...

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Nanobatteries stop Exploding Batteries

Nanobatteries stop Exploding Batteries

A new, safer type of Li-Ion nanobattery that might help prevent future fires and explosions related to conventional Li-Ion battery use has been developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University. These nanobatteries should also prove useful for various micro devices ...

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24 Carrot Genius Rabbit

24 Carrot Genius Rabbit

Living in a cave for the last few years? Then you haven’t heard of Nabaztag/tag – the little plastic white rabbit developed by the French company Violet. This new version of the ear-wagging WiFi toy is much more sophisticated than ...

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