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New programmable microcontroller runs on radio waves, can be reprogrammed in the field

New programmable microcontroller runs on radio waves, can be reprogrammed in the field A new research initiative between a University of Washington team and TU-Delft in the Netherlands has created a microprocessor that can power itself through stray radio waves and receive programmable updates in the same fashion.This has significant implications for Internet of Things development and for ambient computing as a whole.

Never Lose Your Wallet, or Identity, With Solar-Charged Ekster

Never Lose Your Wallet, or Identity, With Solar-Charged Ekster Manufacturer Ekster has a better solution: a solar-charged, RFID-blocking smart wallet with location tracking.The ultra-slim accessory allows easy one-click access to hidden cards—further protected from wireless skimming and data theft via built-in shielding technology.

Tech company offers freaky microchip implants to employees

Tech company offers freaky microchip implants to employees The implanted chip is about the size of grain of rice and is inserted between the thumb and forefinger under the skin.Each one costs about $300 to purchase, and the company says it will cover the cost of the device and implanting procedure.

NASA Needs Your Origami Skills for Space

NASA Needs Your Origami Skills for Space The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is calling on the public to submit solutions for three space exploration challenges.A $500 prize is available now to the person who can create a storyboard describing NASA’s REALM program in layman’s terms.

It's shockingly easy for hackers to remotely scan and clone your work security badge

It's shockingly easy for hackers to remotely scan and clone your work security badge You're riding the subway to work, or taking a smoke break outside the office, or simply strolling down the street.Thirty seconds later that very same someone has a cloned hard copy of your work ID badge, ready to stroll right into your office.

MIT's RFID Drone Inventory System Could Save Retailers Billions

MIT's RFID Drone Inventory System Could Save Retailers Billions Warehouses across the country squander billions of dollars each year on lost inventory—no thanks to radio frequency ID tags.But, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a plan to reform the technology using drones.