Chip in HandFound this on Sky News:

“Fed up with losing keys and forgetting passwords? Don’t worry – help is at hand… literally. Computer enthusiasts in the US have started implanting tiny chips in their hands, allowing them to unlock their front door or PC simply by waving.

The radio frequency identification chips are the size of a grain of rice, cost around $2 and can last up to 100 years. They are activated when they come within three inches of a “reader”, which recognises the data on them and tells the computer or door lock that the owner has returned.

The technology they use has been around for decades and is used for keeping track of everything from shop stocks to pets. Amal Graafstra, 29, from Vancouver, Canada, has implanted chips that open his front door and log on to his computer.”

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James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology, both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles, including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, whilst also interviewing well-known industry figures for popular online publications. Creator of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project and host of the Game & Gadget Podcast. View his portfolio here: James Woodcock's Portfolio.

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