Social networking narcissists get even more control of their online profiles today, as Facebook introduce new UI features for photos in the Timeline. Clicking on photos displayed near the top of the Timeline now sees them expand to fill the…
RFID – or radio frequency identification – is a technology that allows identification and tracking of things. A small tag is placed on an object, and a reader can then recognise that tag as unique. For a while it’s been used by businesses for stock control, or by zoologists to track animals, but now a company called Tikitag is selling an RFID kit that you can use at home.
The Tikitag starter kit contains an RFID reader, which attaches to your PC via USB, and ten sticky tags which you can attach to things. The things, when placed on the reader, can then trigger certain actions on your PC. Examples include opening a specific web page or a software application.
It’s comforting to know I’m not the only ID3 obsessive around (whether to cap prepositions is an ongoing internal struggle, ‘Gang of Four’ or ‘Gang Of Four’?) Paul Lamere, Sun Labs researcher and audiophile, has conducted a litmus test of which 2.0 sites have an authoritative grasp on music metadata using the posterboy of all that is homely and simple, Richard D. James, a.k.a. Aphex Twin.