It s going to be a long summer for anyone trying to fly.If Disney were to take on the project, one imagines that it might be enticed to use some kind of RFID technology, like what s deployed in the Walt Disney World parks in Florida.The Disney Parks Magicband Disney Collecting information about how guests use Disney amusement parks could improve the company s ability to target advertisements at its guests, including children, Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey wrote at the time.Obviously nobody is getting in line at the airport expecting an entertaining experience and everybody is more or less trying to get to the same place: their particular gate.It s unclear how the private sector could actually fix any of these problems aside from throwing more money at it and opening more lines.Once you ve missed your flight after standing in line for three hours at least you could ride the Haunted Mansion.
The outfit is a low-cost, open source, apps-enabled software defined radio SDR platform that can be used to support almost any wireless communication standard UMTS, LTE, GSM, Bluetooth, Zigbee, RFID etc .Because it is powered by a Linux distribution Snappy Ubuntu , applications as diverse as aviation transponders or radio astronomy can be run on the device within minutes.Raspberry Pi for MNOsThe beauty of software-defined solutions is that operators themselves or their clients can either use existing services built as apps or build their own in order to extend existing features using cheap kit.That's right, no need to buy expensive hardware and solutions from established players like Juniper and Cisco if you want to move up gears.Cutting the middlemen means that it's cheaper and easier than ever before.The tiny investment will get EE a 100-unit bundle of the kit which will be given to five UK universities nominated by EE.
Named the mBeaconSense sensor, it can measure acceleration, light, magnetic force, temperature, and vibration.The sensor also has a clock, an RFID tag, and a coin battery that lasts for over a year.1See Also: London startup SAM Labs wants everyone to try out IoTNetclearance says that the sensor can be used in all types of IoT systems, everything from wearables to city furniture.The launch of mBeaconSense addresses a gap in the market by offering a tiny IoT device that can be used alone or with our suite of gateway beacon devices to make it a fully internet capable device, said Jonathan Duffy, executive director of EMEA at Netclearance.Adding an inexpensive sensor to its line of software and services might make Netclearance an complete solution for some companies.Having such a small sensor could be useful for all sorts of projects, especially since the company can leave it to run for over a year, which could be useful for wearable manufacturers that want to trim a few millimeters off the size of their devices.That said, the battery life is still a factor that is negating the opportunities of small sensors.
Dangerous Things claims it has sold about 10,500 chips, as well as the do-it-yourself kits to install them under the skin, to people all over the world.It was founded by CEO Amal Graafstra , a man of some repute in the body-hacking world who rose to prominence in 2005 after implanting an RFID chip into his left hand — a chip he still uses to unlock the door to his house.Eventually, it got to the point where he thought he could make a real business out of sourcing and selling RFID chips, and in 2013, Dangerous Things was born.Cracking into an implanted RFID chip is a trickier proposition, but a hacker intent on stealing even encrypted or password-protected health or financial information stored on an implanted chip could do so.While RFID chips, in theory, can hold whatever information a person wants on them — passwords to their email and Amazon accounts, credit card information, medical records — in practice they're used today for only a limited number of functions."I don't worry about it being swiped, because in order to read the chip, you have to be within a few millimeters of it , and it takes a couple seconds to read," said Trenton Adams, a computer software consultant in Georgia who uses one implantable chip for buzzing in at work and another for storing his emergency contact information.
It provides venues across North America with the necessary software and hardware — like scanners and RFID wristbands — to promote events and sell tickets.Though the ultimate goal is to help companies shift tickets, founder and CEO Mark Tacchi told VentureBeat that the company s mission is much more than that.We re told this sales figure is about to hit the $2 billion mark, which means that Vendini has had more or less the same number of ticket sales in the past year as it did in all the years that preceded it.We re also told that the company was profitable, though as a private company it s not at liberty to divulge specific numbers.This leads us to one obvious question — why seek investors cash when things appear to be going very well?Tacchi explained:It is true that startups can struggle under the weight of too much money and the expectations of impatient VCs.We re excited to keep building, innovating and giving organizations the tools they need to compete and succeed, and this round of funding lets us do that faster.Working at Next and then Apple essentially laid the groundwork for who I am as an entrepreneur and how I build my product, explained Tacchi.For example, massive arenas like Madison Square Garden are probably going to be using Ticketmaster, which was designed with huge venues in mind.
The Boomerang app takes a burst of 10 photos to create a short video loop.Just people walking, talking and … blinking a lot.The lives of tourists, travellers and photographers may be heavy on gadgetry for now, but a new concept from Sony promises a completely hands-free way of capturing views and recording precious memories.A patent registered recently by the Japanese electronics giant appears to show a kind of smart contact lens that can the wearer can use to take photos and videos purely by blinking.The phones snap a JPEG photo and records a short MP4 video, so they re not exactly savvy on storage space Live Photos is activated by default on the iPhone, but Motion Photos is optional on the S7 .As well as Sony s clever camera, other implants on the horizon include digital tattoos that could unlock hotel rooms, and implanted RFID chips that could replace passports.
Indonesia is considering a new bill that will require all rapists and child sex offenders to be implanted with RFID chips to track them after they leave prison for the rest of their livesThe Indonesian government is keen to enforce a new law that will require all rapists and child sex offenders to be implanted with radio frequency identification RFID microchips that will track them 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the rest of their lives after they are released from prison.Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir told Indonesian TV channel Berita Satu that the government is interested in using RFID microchips to track offenders, but it is still waiting for the House of Representatives to vote on bringing into law a new Regulation on Sexual Violence against Children.The new bill will make sexual violence against children punishable by 20 years in prison, and convicts will be required either to be tracked by RFID or submit to chemical castration.Nasir added that the RFID chips would ideally need to be bulk produced locally in Indonesia, and to that end, the government has been in talks with Politeknik Negeri Batam Batam Polytechnic , which has a laboratory that manufactures microchips.The horrific case rocked the country and although local media initially did not publicise the case at all, public outage led to a viral Twitter campaign Nyala untuk Yuyun Candles for Yuyun with more than 23,000 retweets, and activists galvanised the public to join protests held outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on 4 May.Sexual violence is an emergency issue in Indonesia, but most people don't care about it.
View photosMoreHttps%3a%2f%2fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2fuploads%2fcard%2fimage%2f110650%2fstrtrkThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise and to celebrate, an interactive mobile museum documenting the science fiction property's legacy is set to debut in New York.Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Experience will feature full-scale replicas of the interior of the fictional starship Enterprise, including the bridge, allowing visitors to sit in the famed captain's chair, the transporter deck and even the medical quarters.The installation, designed by Austria-based EMS Entertainment, will be on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and will also feature real world technologies such as Leap Motion, the wireless gesture interface system.In addition to gesture interface, visitors will also get to sample a voice-activated display a concept pioneered by the '60s TV series , a simulation of the fictional medical Tricorder using an RFID sensor-enabled table, a phaser shooting game and even, yes, holographic displays.Not all of the imagined tech and science from the series is made real in the exhibit, but the tech embedded in the installation is an encouraging reminder that our current reality isn't far off from what Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry imagined for the 23rd century.Spanning 12,000 square feet at New York's Pier 86, in addition to the "Tech Trek" installation, visitors will also be treated to a 60-minute tour of the exhibit outlining much of the fictional history of The Federation, its starships and the greater Star Trek universe.
Warner Bros. detailed a number of major expansions it has in store for its multi-platform action game Lego Dimensions, revealing that characters from films including Ghostbusters, Gremlins, and The Goonies will soon join its playable cast.The publisher revealed that 30 of the world s most popular entertainment brands will team up with Lego Dimensions by the end of 2017, giving players access to dozens of new characters and themed levels.Developer TT Games will also introduce new gameplay elements for Lego Dimensions in the coming months, including a four-player competitive Battle Arena mode and movie-specific Story Packs that will provide deep, story-driven gameplay around the biggest theatrical releases and include a fresh Lego brick-building experience.Play00:00 / 00:00Quality720p540p360p270p180pAutoSimilar in approach to Activision s Skylanders series and Disney s recently retired Disney Infinity franchise, Lego Dimensions allows players to summon in-game characters by scanning plastic figures equipped with RFID tags.Warner Bros. will begin rolling out new Lego Dimensions content in September with the launch of a Ghostbusters Story Pack, which adds new characters and vehicles for use within a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six puzzle-packed levels.Warner Bros. notes that additional characters, levels, and Story Packs will be released in product waves stretching into the summer of next year.
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The year is 2036.Cloned humans walk the earth, artificial intelligence machines sit on the board of major corporations, and pizza is delivered by drone.It's not so hard to imagine for some.Discover Magazine points us to a new study commissioned by London & Partners that asked 2,088 US adults to make predictions on the future of our world in 2036.Most questions revolved around the evolution of technology and its role in our lives.Check out their surprising responses.View As: One PageSlides
It s been a bad couple of days/months/lifetime for the Transport Security Administration, but there s some good news.The much loathed government agency is going to try to make airport screening less terrible with fancy new automated security checkpoints.The TSA will be partnering with American Airlines to test a new security screening procedure that aims to decrease wait times by up to 30 percent, according to a press release.Among the innovations for this new automated approach to airport security, the TSA lists bins that are 25 percent larger as well as a new system of RFID-tagging bins to track items through a security checkpoint.There will also be automated belts for managing bins, a method for easily separating flagged bags for further investigation, and pairing a photo of a bag s exterior with the X-ray image of its contents.A lot of these ideas are similar to a new system that Delta recently developed because TSA security was so catastrophically terrible.
It s been a bad couple of days/months/lifetime for the US Transport Security Administration TSA – the agency behind those shouty blue-shirted guards at US airport security gate checks – but there s some good news.The much loathed government agency is going to try to make airport screening less terrible with fancy new automated security checkpoints.The TSA will be partnering with American Airlines to test a new security screening procedure that aims to decrease wait times by up to 30 per cent, according to a press release.Among the innovations for this new automated approach to airport security, the TSA lists bins that are 25 per cent larger as well as a new system of RFID-tagging bins to track items through a security checkpoint.There will also be automated belts for managing bins, a method for easily separating flagged bags for further investigation, and pairing a photo of a bag s exterior with the X-ray image of its contents.A lot of these ideas are similar to a new system that Delta recently developed because TSA security was so catastrophically terrible.
It s been a bad couple of days/months/lifetime for the US Transport Security Administration TSA – the agency behind those shouty blue-shirted guards at US airport security gate checks – but there s some good news.The much loathed government agency is going to try to make airport screening less terrible with fancy new automated security checkpoints.The TSA will be partnering with American Airlines to test a new security screening procedure that aims to decrease wait times by up to 30 per cent, according to a press release.Among the innovations for this new automated approach to airport security, the TSA lists bins that are 25 per cent larger as well as a new system of RFID-tagging bins to track items through a security checkpoint.There will also be automated belts for managing bins, a method for easily separating flagged bags for further investigation, and pairing a photo of a bag s exterior with the X-ray image of its contents.A lot of these ideas are similar to a new system that Delta recently developed because TSA security was so catastrophically terrible.
A new piece of technology based on military signal jamming signals is being used to protect the public from the rise of contactless card fraud.Skimming devices that use what s known as radio-frequency identification RFID technology and can be purchased online make it possible for criminals to clone cards and carry out identity theft using devices similar to contactless readers combined with software that enable them to decode personal data.Now security technology firm Vaultskin has created the VAULTCARD, a credit card sized device that is able to detect and block RFID signals it detects.The company has now launched a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter.The card can be placed inside your wallet and then provides an invisible shield for all contactless cards nearby and is able to protect them all at once.Vaultskin chief executive Thomas Kaprov said: Contactless credit card fraud poses a very real and dangerous threat to consumer data safety, and without a tangible solution from the personal banking industry, professionally engineered products are required to solve the issue.
Whether you re an Olympic marathon runner, or just jog the occasional 5k, you re familiar with the sad state of race-bib technology.Safety pins, which a runner typically uses to affix the corners of her bib to her shirt, were invented close to 200 years ago.Now, if your athletic career entails no more than an annual turkey trot, this setup probably serves you just fine.But for serious runners—and world-class athletes—it can be a major source of frustration.The AeroSwift Bib, as it s called, adheres to clothing or skin, like a big sticker.Just slap it on and go.
A London fashion student has invented the world s first Oyster Card nails.Lucie Davis created the ingenious wearable tech as part of her BA in jewellery design at Central Saint Martins.Not only is the nail art inspired by the Oyster Card design, you can use the press-on nails instead of your travelcard.That s because one of the acrylic nails contains a tiny RFID Radio-frequency identification chip linked to your Oyster account.Talk about having the city at your fingertips.The idea came about when Davis was asked to create a project inspired by engaging with her daily surroundings, and immediately thought of her morning commute.
Design student Lucie Davis has put London at her fingertips, literally, with her Oyster-activated nails that can be used to touch in and out of the Underground thanks to an ingeniously placed microchip.The nails were created as part of Davis' BA in BA in jewellery design at UAL's Central Saint Martins and were showcased at the end of year show.The inspiration for the Oyster nails came as part of a project that challenged the students to find extraordinary ideas from everyday events and Davis immediately thought about her daily commute."These ideas just kept popping up as I was experience my daily routine," said Davis."You get so immersed in it, it's an intimate, active thing – that's what I want to get across."luciedavis 3 weeks ago Follow luciedaviscsminnovationtransportforlondoncsm news 352 likes 46 comments Instagram
It has been a very slow year for tech IPOs, but Seattle-based Impinj decided to brave the public markets and list on the Nasdaq today.The company priced at the top of the range at $14 and then saw its shares rise about 28% on its first day of trading.A leader in developing radio frequency technology, or RFID chips, Impinj has found unique partnerships with Coca-Cola, Macy s, McDonald s and other corporations who embed these tiny sand-size chips in anything from receipts to product packaging.While the company has had a low profile in the media, it has a significant customer base and a lengthy list of both private equity and venture investors.Intel Capital and Samsung Ventures are amongst the investors who poured capital into the business over the past 16 years.Our vision is to connect and give digital life to every item in your everyday world, CEO Chris Diorio told TechCrunch.
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