RFID

Apple Seeking RFID Expert in Recent Job Postings

Apple Seeking RFID Expert in Recent Job Postings

We all know Google is pushing big into the NFC market with the inclusion of support in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and it looks as if Apple is readying themselves to be ready for the next generation of mobile payment systems with two new job listings on their corporate site.

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Drops both Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Drops both Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread

For all of you sitting at your computers (or sitting in the audience) today in the afternoon watching some fellows talking on stage on the way the world is working, you already know that one of those guys, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, whipped out something pretty neat to show off the brand new Android 2.3 Gingerbread system (if only for a few moments). The phone he displayed was none other than the mystical Nexus S, the same one we've been all a jibbles about since last week. Gingerbread held some sensual code-reading paying-for-donuts secrets of its own as well...

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Vail Resorts Awarding Real Life Achievements This Season with EpicMix

Vail Resorts Awarding Real Life Achievements This Season with EpicMix

Microsoft's Xbox LIVE features one of the most engaging parts of video games: Achievements. Rewarded to gamers who accomplish something outlined by the video game's designers, they provide gamers the ability to brag, as well as accrue points into their total Gamerscore. Sony has their own system for PlayStation Online, seen in Trophies. Incorporating Achievements has always just been a pipe dream, and Foursquare managed to get pretty close with their Badges system, but Vail Resorts is about to take it to the next level.

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RFID virus researchers “scaremongering” claims security expert

RFID virus researchers “scaremongering” claims security expert

Just as you were reeling from the prospect of your RFID-implanted arm, cat or badger trekking in whatever wireless viruses they'd picked up and accidentally wiping your HTPC, along comes the voice of reason to dampen down the scaremongering.  Graham Cluley, of security analysts Sophos, has accused the University of Reading researchers of link-baiting, suggesting that the team has "a long history" of using implanted chip technology to lure media attention, and scoffing that "frankly, I've got more chance of being flattened by a falling grand piano than I have of getting my dog virus-infected next time I take him to the vets."

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RosettaStone uses RFID-NFC to make gravestones interactive

RosettaStone uses RFID-NFC to make gravestones interactive

Losing a family member or a loved one is never an easy thing. What most people will tell you is that they want to remember their loved one and have other people who visit the grave remember the departed as well. Most grave markers today only tell you the name, birthday, and date the person died. A new product called RosettaStone can take an existing or new grave marker and provide information that can be shared with visitors.

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iCarte accessory turns iPhone into NFC/RFID reader

iCarte accessory turns iPhone into NFC/RFID reader

Apple wants iPhone users and potential customers to know that there is an app for just about everything that you might want to do. That is true, I have yet to want an app for something and not be able to find one. If what you are wanting is to turn your iPhone into a near field communications or RFID reader there is an app (and a hardware accessory) for that too.

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Samsung AMOLED RFID e-passport video demo

Samsung AMOLED RFID e-passport video demo

Samsung have been demonstrating their latest AMOLED concept, an e-passport that embeds a 2-inch QVGA resolution flexible display into an identity card.  Intended to show a 360-degree view of the card-holder, rather than just a full-on headshot, the e-passport uses an AMOLED display so frugal it can be powered wireless via an RFID reader.

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Violet Mir:ror RFID gizmo reviewed: fun, moderately functional

Violet Mir:ror RFID gizmo reviewed: fun, moderately functional

Violet's Mir:ror took its time coming, but the RFID coaster is now on the market and getting its first reviews.  The Gadgeteer have been playing with the wireless gizmo, which allows you to tag objects with self-adhesive "ztamps" and associate them with functions like launching websites, playing media, sending messages or recording frequency of use stats.

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