Wozniak’s new company creates wireless ID tags

The New York Times has an article today on WozNet, a new wireless location-monitoring technology created by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s new company, Wheels of Zeus… [MacMinute]

WozNet, he said, will include a home-base station that has the ability to track the location of dozens or even hundreds of small wireless devices that can be attached to people, pets or property. The tags — expected to cost less than $25 each to produce — will be able to generate alerts, notifying the owner by phone or e-mail message when a child arrives at school, a dog leaves the yard or a car leaves the parking lot.

“We started out with the idea of a product to keep track of stuff,” said Mr. Wozniak, the 52-year-old engineer who was the technical brains behind the first Apple computer in 1976. “We ended up inventing a new class of wireless network.” [New York Times]

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