Paper Joins the Internet of Things

A ubiquitous office and school supply has just gotten a technical upgrade. A team of researchers from the University of Washington, Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University have given paper sensing abilities so that just like modern devices, items made from paper can respond to swipes and taps and connect to the digital world.
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Disney’s Scanner Uses Electromagnetic Emissions to Identify Gadgets

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is an accurate and convenient method for asset management and inventory tracking, but it comes at a cost. Some researchers have focused on redesigning RFID tags to make them smaller and therefore cheaper, but now two electrical engineers working for Disney Research have developed RFID technology that eliminates the tags altogether. The new system uses the electromagnetic signals that gadgets already emit, which makes this method less expe

Engineers Design Smaller, Cheaper RFID Tags

Engineers at NC State developed a new technique that makes RFID tags less expensive and 25 percent smaller than conventional versions. They shrunk the tags by eliminating the bulky hardware that is typically required in passive RFID systems for AC/DC conversion.

Man Transfers Money with Implanted RFID Chip

A Swedish man can make payments by simply waving his hand. Patric Lanhed, a software developer at DigitasLBi, made this futuristic payment possible by implanting a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip in his hand. This week he successfully transferred money into his Bitcoin wallet by holding his hand up to a sensor, which read the RFID chip under his skin.

Real-Time Tracking Coming to NFL Games

Next Gen Stats location systems will be installed in 17 NFL stadiums to track real-time movement of players and referees using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags inside shoulder pads. The system will... Read More...
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A Challenge of Portable Radio Transmitters Used in Close Proximity

1405 F1 coverIntentional RF transmitting devices seem to be everywhere. Smart phones, tablets and similar devices provide the ability for users to be connected to the internet any time, from any location using nearly any device. Other than the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the inner canyon of the Grand Canyon, it may be difficult to find any location without WiFi available.