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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.

Samsung Leads Mobile Printing Market With New NFC Printer

07/31/2015, Samsung of South Korea has certainly come up with its fair amount of consumer electronics devices in the past, and they certainly do not look as though they are about to stop. Samsung is right now taking the lead in the mobile printing market, and they...

Rémy Martin Embeds NFC Chips In Its Bottles To Prove Authenticity

07/05/2015, Unless you’re a connoisseur of cognac or have had a lot of experience drinking it in the past, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a bottle of the real stuff, versus the cheap stuff that someone is trying to pass off as an expensive...

one2TOUCH’s Keyboard For Smartphones Never Needs To Be Recharged

06/26/2015, It makes sense for users to buy keyboard covers for tablets, but for smartphones? That just seems like unnecessary bulk, right? Well we suppose there are some who might argue that such keyboards are handy and if you like the idea of an external smartphone...

Implanted NFCs Could Be The Future

05/01/2015, Implants – these are extremely useful in helping prolong and improve the quality of life of someone. The thing is, they can prove to be rather costly. Some implants can control high blood pressure without the need for drugs, while others like brain...

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,...