'Mark of the beast' student loses RFID lawsuit

A Texas student has failed in her bid to ban RFID tags from her school on the grounds that they're the 'mark of the beast'.

Team hacks RFID smartcards

Researchers at the Ruhr-University Bochum say they've been able to crack the security of a widely used contactless smartcard.

RFID chips in animals could cause cancer

People put RFID tracking chips in their pets because they care about their well-being. However, that could change soon thanks to a lawsuit against Merck & Co., Inc. which claims the HomeAgain pet microchip may cause cancer cells to develop in cats and dogs.

RFID: another attack on our privacy?

Radio-frequency identification tags. They are small, controversial, and they have been around for decades.

Coca-Cola gets easier to 'like' via Facebook RFID tag

If you're a teenager buzzing from gallons of Coca-Cola, you might find there just aren't enough hours in the day to make all the Facebook posts you'd like.

Scientist says he's infected with a computer virus

A scientist at the University of Reading says he's become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus.

Printable RFID tags could eliminate checkout queues

We could soon all be strolling past the checkout with a cartful of goods, thanks to the development of new, printable, nano-based RFID tags.

Mattel introduces RFID-enabled game console

San Diego (CA) - Mattel, a company known for its children's toys, introduced the HyperScan RFID-enabled game console at the recently completed Comic-Con convention in San Diego. The console combines traditional one-on-one fighting games with collectible superhero cards. Players swipe the card over the console to choose characters and additional cards can be swiped during game play to add more powers or skills. Mattel hopes the unique blend of collectible cards and console portability will attract "tweens" or the 8 to 12 year-old audience.