News tagged with radio frequencies

Questions linger in US on high-tech voting

A series of problems with electronic voting machines has raised fresh questions about election technology as newer computerized systems gain ground for the 2012 US election.

Mar 11, 2012
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Playing RFID tag with sheets of paper

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are an essential component of modern shopping, logistics, warehouse, and stock control for toll roads, casino chips and much more. They provide a simple way to track the item to ...

Feb 06, 2012
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LED lights point shoppers in the right direction

Looking for an item in a large department store or mall can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but that could change thanks to a hybrid location-identification system that uses radio frequency transmitters and ...

Jan 26, 2012
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UN sets stage for blazing fast new mobile devices

(AP) -- A United Nations telecom meeting has approved the next generation of mobile technology, which experts say will make devices 500 times faster than 3G smartphones and eliminate the wait time between the tap of a finger ...

Jan 19, 2012
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Technology tracks birds visiting feeders

To study bird feeding and breeding behavior, ornithologists used to tag birds with colored bands and then painstakingly track the birds' activity. But now, an existing technology repurposed for tracking birds ...

Jan 06, 2012
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