What is Beyond Technology?

It’s a newsletter about technology and more, published by Finster BT.


RFID Blocking is Snake Oil

When shopping for tech gifts, the security conscious (or just paranoid) shopper will discover a wide array of RFID blocking devices available for sale. Save your money. What is RFID? Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless communication method. It’s used for inventory tracking, passports, identification cards and credit cards. A huge industry has popped…



As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I share my birthday with Veteran’s Day, just like approximately 1/365th of the world. Naturally, the flood of wartime stories in the press around my birthday makes me ponder what life was like for earlier generations. I’d like to share an artifact I found in my grandmother’s garage. She was born…