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Necessity != the mother of invention, desire is

Necessity != the mother of invention, desire is

Monday, January 4th, 2010

A youtube commenter, ironically calling themselves “teched246”, questioned my use of RFID technology for convenience purposes. Quite seriously I suggested they check out an Amish commune/farm (I really wasn’t joking), and they respond with “An amish farm sounds perfect- back to nature- peaceful- bliss. I’m not a technological junkie anyhow, as I don’t own a […]

An almost perfect analogy…

Monday, January 4th, 2010

I was just reading about the mysteries of tin and came across this tidbit: When tin is cooled below 13.2°C, it changes slowly from white to grey. This change is affected by impurities such as aluminium and zinc, and can be prevented by small additions of antimony or bismuth. The conversion was first noted as […]

Medical implant hacking... reminds me of X-Files

Medical implant hacking… reminds me of X-Files

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Manufacturers have started adding wireless capabilities to many implantable medical devices, including pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. This allows doctors to access vital information and send commands to these devices quickly, but security researchers have raised concerns that it could also make them vulnerable to attack. A couple guys from the local University of Washington… …showed […]

Release form for RFID implantation

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I’ve heard a lot of people looking to get an RFID tag implanted by their doctor eventually run into trouble because their doctors don’t have any kind of release that adequately covers the situation. I’ve been asked about it several times but never had the time to dig one up. I was just asked again […]

New GEN2 EPC RFID enabled NEXUS card on its way

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

I went up to the NEXUS office today to do my renewal interview. The interview is just a follow up to make sure my registered information is still current and reiterate the restrictions of the program. After completing the interview, they told me I’d receive my new card in the mail, which was new. The […]

X-Ray image used in student VeriChip video

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I was recently contacted by a student from Clemson University asking permission to use my x-ray image in a project they were doing. Unfortunately a lot of “chip haters” out there tend to jump all over using my image without permission in their crazy website graphics and doomsday videos. The funny part is, I typically […]

Automobile keys with embedded RFID chips

Automobile keys with embedded RFID chips

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I was at the local VW dealer this morning buying a spark coil for my trusty 2004 GTI when I noticed a bunch of half-naked keys scattered around behind the parts counter. I thought it would make for an interesting picture so I reached across the counter, gathered them up, and laid them across the […]

RFID "Tagged" documentary on TVO in Canada

RFID “Tagged” documentary on TVO in Canada

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

The “Tagged” documentary I’m in is airing tonight in Canada on TVO. Be sure to read my break-down after you see it!

Visualizing RFID readable fields

Visualizing RFID readable fields

Monday, October 12th, 2009

These guys over at Berg London did a really smart thing. They used an ID-20 reader module to kick out a signal to an LED when a tag is read, then put that LED in the center of the tag being read. Then they used some standard photography tricks to capture and superimpose all the […]

Four questions about employer sponsored RFID implants for employees

Four questions about employer sponsored RFID implants for employees

Friday, October 9th, 2009

A guy named Wesley just posted four questions he had about employer sponsored RFID implantation on my RFID Toys book forum. They were good questions, so I decided to post his questions and my response here on my blog. I have four questions which will help validate my claim that RFID is useful in expediting […]

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