Tescos and Gillette stop RFID trials

Oooh… According to today’s Guardian there’s another twist in the location tracking story… Tesco has ended the trial of RFID where photos were taken of people taking Gillette razors off the shelf, and then again as they passed through the check out. Interesting that Gillette are the largest purchasers of Alien RFID chips – thought to be the latest and greatest of their type. Alien lead the way in long range miniature chips, and are also one of the main players in the AutoID specification (rather prosaically refered to as the Internet of things). It’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out…