All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘RFID’

NFL Players to Wear RFID for Real-Time Stats Tracking

All you stats lovers out there are going to be pretty happy about this news. The NFL has just announced a partnership with Zebra Technologies that will allow the NFL to capture real-time player stats, for instance acceleration and distances. .@NFL & @ZebraTechnology will collect data – position, speed & distance w/ device placed inside player shoulder pads pic.twitter.com/oTkdE2ehZL — …

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Texas Schools Tracking Student Location with RFID

In “whoa buddy, I’m not so sure about that” news, one Texas school district is in the process of implementing a new way to ensure student safety and make sure that kids are where they need to be while on campus. At least, that’s what they say. Others may call it a giant mandatory student tracking program. San Antonio school …

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Disney Parks Using IPads for ‘FastPass’ System

Disney may soon be using iPads to supplement the parks re-introduced FastPass system. According to Inside The Magic, an unofficial Disney theme park blog, the iPads will utilize Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to identify FastPass patrons and get them to the front of the line more quickly. FastPass is program that allows park goers to bypass rides and attraction lines …

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Paper-thin RFID Tags Could Change Business

Researchers in France have developed a way to deposit a thin aluminum RFID tag on to paper that not only reduces the amount of metal needed for the tag, and so the cost, but could open up RFID tagging to many more systems, even allowing a single printed sheet or flyer to be tagged. RFID tags are an alternative technology …

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Video: Hacking An RFID Credit Card

Earlier, I posted a story about hacking RFID-enabled credit cards. Back in 2008, Boing Boing had done that very thing when RFID was first introduced to the credit card market. Watch.

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Credit Card Hack Exposes Millions

In the race to sign up more and more customers, credit card companies have been promoting the idea that it is more convenient and less socially awkward to swipe a credit card than to pull out cash or write a check. Who wants to feel the burning embarrassment in the checkout line as you bring everything to a screeching halt …

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