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Tag: Rfid

MIAmobi SilentPocket Cases Help You Evade Big Brother

MIAmobi SilentPocket Cases Help You Evade Big Brother
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like being tracked by the GPS chip on your phone, then MIAmobi’s SilentPocket cases are just for you, as they function as a Faraday pouch, temporarily blocking all inbound and outbound signals and allowing you to remain hidden from Big Brother.

RFID Clothing Hangers Do the Selling in Japan

RFID Clothing Hangers Do the Selling in Japan
Japan has some great retail shopping, which is why Teamlab of Japan designed some cool RFID-equipped clothing hangers. These smart hangers will help you find products and accessories that will match the garment or product you have in your hands.

Arduino Refrigerator Concept: ReRFIDgerator

Arduino Refrigerator Concept: ReRFIDgerator
The concept of an intelligent refrigerator is nothing new. Appliance manufacturers have been cooking up concepts for years now, equipped with all sorts of features ranging from the practical (a fridge that can make a recipe for a meal depending on what’s inside) to the gimmicky (a fridge that tweets).

Déjà Vu RFID Purse Concept: for Forgetful Geeks

Déjà Vu RFID Purse Concept: for Forgetful Geeks
Last month we saw proof that practical technology can be seamlessly integrated into fashionable items. The Déjà Vu concept is another promising example. Made by MIT students Heidi Chen and Nicole Tariverdian, it’s a bag that can tell you if you’ve forgotten to put particular items in it.

LEGO Green Lantern Power Battery: Arduino Inside

LEGO Green Lantern Power Battery: Arduino Inside
Using a combination of LEGO bricks and an RFID reader, JustJon created this neat Green Lantern power battery that lights up when it detects its complementary power ring. JustJon wasn’t too specific with his build, but he did say that he placed an Arduino board to control the RFID reader.

Rfiddler: Rfid Zapper Gun Terminates Rfid Tags for Good

Rfiddler: Rfid Zapper Gun Terminates Rfid Tags for Good
This badass looking weapon won’t hurt a fly – but it will kill any RFID tag you point it at. The Rfiddler gun can be aimed at unsuspecting RFID tags and destroy their data by simply overloading the tags with a very strong electromagnetic field.

Violet Mir:Ror Connects All Your Stuff via Rfid

Violet Mir:Ror Connects All Your Stuff via Rfid
This new device uses RFID technology to connect your physical possessions with the digital world. Cool. Violet (the makers of those quirky Nabaztag USB rabbits) is about to unleash Mir:ror, a small puck-shaped USB gadget which acts like an interface between your everyday belongings and your computer.

“Take a Seat” is a Robotic Chair That Follows You Around

“Take a Seat” is a Robotic Chair That Follows You Around
The “take a seat” chair is a robotic chair that follows you around! The user has a library card embedded with an RFID chip, which the chairs use to find and follow their target. Also, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

Be Sure to Eat Your R.F.I.D.

Be Sure to Eat Your R.F.I.D.
The tracking technology known as RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is showing up everywhere from grocery stores, to shipping containers, to gas station, to toll roads. Now, your intestines can join in the radio wave fun! Kodak has filed this patent application for RFID tagged capsules that could be swallowed to track activity in a patient’s digestive system.

Mail Delivered by Actual Snails

Mail Delivered by Actual Snails
Real Snail Mail is an art and technology project being conducted by the technological artists collective of Boredom Research. The project has real snails delivering electronic messages via tiny RFID tags attached to their shells. The messages are delivered literally “at a snails pace.”