BBC News, September 22, 2011
What if those new jeans you’ve just bought start tweeting about your location as you cross London Bridge?
It sounds far-fetched, but it’s possible – if one of your garments is equipped with a tiny radio-frequency identification device (RFID), your location could be revealed without you knowing about it.
RFIDs are chips that use radio waves to send data to a reader – which in turn can be connected to the web.
This technology is just one of the current ways of allowing physical objects to go online – a concept dubbed the “internet of things”, which industry insiders have shortened to IoT.”