rfid

Tedium

How the Railroad Industry Invented, Then Immediately Discarded, the Barcode

KarTrak, an innovation originally built for the rail system, was quickly discarded by train operators. But without it, we wouldn’t have modern barcodes.
Ernie Smith
10.24.17
Weed

The Big Business of Making a Cannabis Surveillance State

How cannabis became one of the mostly highly regulated substances in the US.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.5.16
Art

Lose Yourself In Deja Vu in this Audio-Visual Performance

"Fragments" is an abstract dive into the human mind.
Benoit Palop
9.4.16
Can I Hack It

This Is How Easy It Is to Hack a Passport or a Credit Card

Hacker Adam Laurie, aka Major Malfunction, shares decades of hacking wisdom from his British country home.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
8.31.16
video

This Biohacker Wants to Implant Cryptographic Keys Beneath Your Skin

Watch Motherboard travel to biohacker Amal Graafstra's garage to get an early look at UKI, a prototype encryption implant set to be released sometime in 2017.
Madison Margolin
8.25.16
NEW YORK CITY

Researchers Are Chipping and Surveilling NYC's Rats

New research gets close and personal with some of the city's most hated residents.
Kendra Pierre-Louis
7.14.16
News

The ‘Bad Guys’ Have An Advantage In Bulgaria’s New Open Source Government

A bold plan always has risks.
Jordan Pearson
7.7.16
Fashion

Dutch Designers Just Launched an Anti-Surveillance Coat

KOVR designs coats and bags interlaced with a metalliferous fabric that renders your phone untraceable and the computer chips in bank cards unreadable.
Emmie Giesbergen
4.12.16
security

Millions of Volkswagen Cars Have Been Hackable for Years Say Researchers

Researchers say that the wireless car locking mechanism found in millions of cars is very hackable.
Emiko Jozuka
8.14.15
News

This $10 Device Lets You Easily Clone Office Access Cards

This tiny device can be hidden inside office card readers and clone as many as 1,500 access cards.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.28.15
Goodbye Meatbags

Cyborgs I Have Loved

There's something sexy about being part machine.
Arikia Millikan
4.17.15
Science

Tiny Tracking Chips Will Help Us Understand Why Bees Are Dying

RFID chips are already used to track bees, but a new design boosts their signal to provide more data on bee behavior.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.24.15
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