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Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is increasingly used in everything from library books to key fobs that let office workers in their buildings to credit cards. They transmit very short range radio signals that a receiving device reads before it decides whether to let you check out a book, get to your cubicle or pay for that vente Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino.