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News Violet launches smart RFID tagger

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. 1ad7

    1ad7 What's a Dremel?

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    you could make it hide your porn every time your gf sits down at the comp or even have it change the wallpaper from "I love Stephanie" to "I love Rebbecca" depending on which is on.... hmm might get this
     
  3. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Or change that cute usb-key idea to a "check-out-my-sunglasses=key" to unlock your door...
    lots of possibilities...
     
  4. The Infamous Mr D

    The Infamous Mr D Minimodder

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    Box of tissues = Pron Fest :)

    I could only think of smutty applications for such things...
     
  5. Millusdk

    Millusdk What's a Dremel?

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    Why is it that i see this used in Robots so that they know what item the just ran into?
     
  6. Flibblebot

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    As somebody who does home automation for a living, I can see a myriad of applications for something like this, depending on the range of the sensor...
     
  7. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Where will you stick the Ztamp ?! :D
     
  8. Spaceraver

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    Have one already of sorts. Use it at work to get in and out of doors
     
  9. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    Hope that they're not that tech savvy and give it to them as a "pretty keyring" present?

    On a more serious note, $25 for 12 ID tags that you can assign to anything isn't really that bad.... Even the $70 starting price it's not too high considering the potential uses...

    How about put smartphone down and it opens up the wireless sync/bluetooth connect program?
    Store one in your wallet that opens online banking (not passwords obviously!) or all your favourite e-shops in tabs?
     
  10. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    we've got this at Newcastle University in the comp sci culture labs. They're using it on kitchen appliances for people with dementia, it's pretty smart
     
  11. cebla

    cebla What's a Dremel?

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    As cool as some of these ideas are they are pretty much pointless. I mean as if its going to be faster to go and get my wallet and place it on the sensor than to simply type in the url of my online banking website.

    The thing I want to use this kind of thing for is a program that can keep track of my food inventory. All I have to do is rig it up to some scales and then every time I put something back in the cupboard I just sit it in the scales for a few seconds and it updates my database with how much I just used. Then I connect that up to a recipe database which I can ask query to find out what meals I can make with the food I have on hand.
     
  12. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Indeed, cool idea, but I don't really see any real use.
     
  13. Jacked again

    Jacked again What's a Dremel?

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    I can see a real use when applied to a household heating system. By attaching this to your keys and running the RF system to your thermostat when you are not home your furnace/AC will stop running but maintain the house at a lower then standard temperature. When you return the furnace sees that you have returned via the tag and as a result begins to return the house to the previously confortable temperature.
     
  14. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    theres quite a few cool things you could do with something like this, none of them essential but just fun on pure geek level
     
  15. ChaosDefinesOrder

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    What I was referring to is that for some banking and for most online shopping you need to go get your credit/debit card to enter the details anyway (Natwest even have an annoying card reader thing now so you need your card to use internet banking!) so having a chip in your wallet that opens the sites means you can just grab your wallet in payment anticipation and the sites open automatically...
     
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