Walt Disney World reportedly testing iPads for Fast Pass system

According to a Twitter account that is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company (@DisneyProjects), Walt Disney World is testing a new iPad-based FastPass ticketing system. The system would use RFID technology and an iPad-based scanner to let visitors schedule ride passes before their visit. ...

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Treehouse Labs tracks objects with your iPhone via BiKN

Treehouse Labs was one of a few companies at CES hosted inside the booth of a semiconductor company, because Treehouse is using that company's chips for its own products. Treehouse's main product on display was something called "BiKN" (pronounced "beacon"), which uses relatively tiny RFID tags ...

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Apple granted patent for space-saving touch display RFID tag reader

Apple was granted a whopping 18 patents on Tuesday states a PatentlyApple article. Included in the batch are iOS Maps and Compass app design patents, a patent for the iPhone 4's stainless steel band and another one for reducing wait times in call centers. However, the most interesting patent fr...

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Former Apple Store employee creates Iron Man's J.A.R.V.I.S. using a Mac mini

Okay, there's no HUD display like Tony Stark had and it isn't voiced by Paul Bettany, but former Apple Store employee Chad Barraford has created Project Jarvis, a digital assistant that greets him, Tweets for him, and can even tell his family when he has a headache and dim the lights of his apartme...

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RFID coming to iPhones?

Photo courtesy of flickr: Thijs Jacobs Back in April 2009, TUAW's Dave Caolo posted a video showing off the potential (and some of the potential annoyances as well) and possibilities of an RFID-enabled iPhone world via an iPhone RFID prototype b...

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iPhone RFID prototype is very cool

iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo. Some things are really cool. Object-based RFID media for the the iPhone is one of them. The video above is a prototype demonstration of how this could potentially work. Basically, there's a small "tag" inside a physical object that triggers an iP...

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