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stands for Near Field Communication, which is a standard for low-speed wireless short range communications between electronic devices. Popular applications of NFC are public transportation passes and some form of electronic wallet, but many more applications remains to be tested and implemented. NFC is a cousin of RFID and uses some of the same communications protocols.

VivaLnk Unveils eSkin Thermometer Wearable

01/09/2015, Last year VivaLnk unveiled a digital tattoo in which users would be able to unlock their Moto X handset with. Safe to say that company’s technology has a lot of potential and during CES 2015, the company took the wraps off an eSkin Thermometer. The...

MIT Modifies NFC Tags To Detect Harmful Gases

12/10/2014, Most of us assume that our supermarkets will never sell us food that has gone bad, and for the most part this seems to be true. While some fruits, vegetables, and meats might not be as fresh as we would like if we were to go to the source like a butchers...

Man Implants NFC Chip Into His Hand

10/23/2014, Right now we can use our phones with NFC to make mobile payments. However what if you could do away with the phone and use your own body to make payments with? Imagine being able to go up to a counter, tap your hand against the terminal and have it...

iPhone 6’s NFC Chip Will Be Off-Limits To Third Party Developers

09/16/2014, Prior to the iPhone 6 being announced, there were rumors that Apple could finally integrate NFC technology into the phone. The technology is said to help Apple facilitate Apple Pay payments, and while Apple Pay was officially unveiled, Apple didn’t...

Is Apple Pay Safer Than Credit Cards?

09/10/2014, Not a week goes by without a major computer hacking happening where thousands if not millions of customer records are stolen or accessed. In this context, it can be queasy to switch to an electronic form of payment like Apple Pay which seems to virtualize...

Apple Could Introduce Rewards Program With Mobile Payments Service

09/08/2014, Rumor has it that Apple is working on a mobile payments service of their own that is expected to debut at Apple’s 9th of September event alongside the iPhone 6. Given that there are a few mobile payments services around at the moment, why should...

Apple Rumored To Have Partnered With Nordstrom For Mobile Payments

09/02/2014, Word on the street is that Apple is getting ready to launch their own mobile payment services on the 9th of September alongside the iPhone 6. Now in terms of supported methods of payments, it seems that Apple has managed to get companies such as Visa,...

iPhone 6 To Sport NFC Technology Supplied By NXP Semiconductors

08/29/2014, Over the past couple of days, we have been hearing several rumors that suggests that the iPhone 6 could come with NFC. The last report we heard was where well-connected Apple blogger John Gruber hinted at the possibility of NFC. Now if you are still...

iPhone 6 With NFC Hinted At By Apple Blogger John Gruber

08/28/2014, So we have been hearing a lot of rumors regarding the iPhone 6 and NFC, and how NFC could be used in the iPhone to help facilitate mobile payments, a feature which Apple has reportedly been working on for a while now. Leaked schematics and images of the...

iPhone 6’s Logic Boards Hints At Space For NFC Chip

08/27/2014, There have been a lot of talks over the past few years as to whether Apple will finally implement NFC technology into its phones. Apple has long been known to be pretty stubborn when it comes to giving into the demands of the public, instead insisting on...