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The Newest in Food Monitoring: An Edible RFID Tag

When it comes to tracking, RFID chips may be as good as chocolate cake. So, what if this chip was located inside the cake?

Hannes Harms, a London art student has developed the NutriSmart system, including an RFID chip you can eat. Upon eating the food that contained the chip, information concerning the food is sent to either a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or a personal computer.

Amazon.com May Soon Have to Charge Sales Tax

California residents can purchase a typical 22-inch LCD television on Wal-Mart’s website for $214. Those same residents can purchase that very same television on Amazon.com for $194. What’s the difference? That’s easy, it’s sales tax. The fact is that Wal-Mart is required to collect it while Amazon is not.

Federal and state lawmakers are beginning to think that this reprieve from sales-tax is no longer needed.

Job Search, On-The-Job and Interview Tips for Anyone Part 2

Rejection can provide real insight: If you failed to progress past the first phone screening, find out why. Don’t take it personally, just strike up an amicable conversation and get some feedback on what you may need to improve upon.

Stand above it all: The best way to rise above the crowd is to stand behind your virtues and actions.

Job Search, On-The-Job and Interview Tips for Anyone Part 1

Be confident, not arrogant: Cocky is not a good thing. During an interview, avoid describing your self with words or phrases like “wonderful” or “great at.”
 

Keep a to-do list after you are hired: 1. Allow people to underestimate you. 2. Exceed their paltry expectations 3. Enjoy your promotion and laugh all the way to the bank.
 

New Legislation for Data-Security Being Discussed

A house lawmaker panel is discussing a new bill intended to quell security breaches on the internet. The bill would require all companies to rapidly notify officials and any affected customers.

If passed, companies would have 48 hours in which to notify authorities once they discover a breach in security. They would also face that same window for notifying the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and customers after securing data from further breaches. Another provision would grant the FTC limited authority over nonprofit organization data.