The phrase "I'm gonna go grab a beer" just got a lot more literal.
The practice of implanting microchips in pets has now become law for all dogs in the U.K., a nation that often serves as an indicator for future developments in the U.S.
In a world full of electronics and software, carrying around giant metal keys seems totally archaic. How about replacing them with RFID instead?
Waterloo Labs' latest real life video recreation involves rigging up go-karts with a real working item system to replicate Mario Kart's zany kart racing.
Disney has decided to harness the power of RFID technology with a new wearable piece of tech designed to unlock the parks' many treasures.
Do you have a greedy fat cat who likes to steal the food from all your other pets' bowls? This feeder could be the answer, with a locked door that only opens when the right cat steps up for some chow.
Scrabble is usually a pretty intimate game, played by bookish people who want to show off their command of English vocabulary. But if you're a competitor at the Prague Mind Sports Festival Scrabble Championship, the Scrabble world wants to study every word you lay down right as it happens.
"Smarter Socks" is a system so detailed it will empower your socks to virtually organize themselves by tracking and recording their activity through RFID chips, a scanner and an iPhone app. Why? Because lost socks is serious business as countless hours could be lost trying to find that straggler or match up look-a-likes.
As RFID technology continues to permeate nearly every faucet of how we pay for things, a subculture of hacking the platform has emerged and given rise to a number of interesting dynamics. A popular trend in the UK revolves around hacking into the country's transit system smart card and making wearable access devices with the RFID chips.
One of the mega music fests that come around every summer has upped its game. The Bonnaroo Music Festival, held over three days Manchester, Tenn. is now moving away from the plastic wristband to a soft fabric band also embedded with RFID tags to track paying customers.