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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.

NFC antenna takes up less space than you can imagine

11/02/2010, Modern smartphones these days boast more antennas that you could possibly imagine, where the wonders of miniaturization has certainly made their mark in the size of the hardware you hold in the palm of your hand that would make even the fastest Pentium...

NFC-Enabled iPhone 5 to Turn Any Mac Near You Into Your Own?

11/01/2010, With talks of an NFC capable iPhone as part of Apple’s 2011 refresh, the natural evolution would be to use the embedded Near Field Communication chip as a digital wallet, but the proximity-aware chip may serve an added purpose to make the iPhone a...

Sony And HID Global To Unite FeliCa And NFC In Notebooks

10/12/2010, Sony and HID Global are planning to unite FeliCa and NFC (near-field communication) in notebooks. The setup will work on both formats, giving portable devices a convenient way of paying for items or signing in by just bringing a device within close...

Nokia Smartphone With RFID Hits The FCC?

08/19/2010, FCC filings for an unnamed Nokia smartphone show an interesting feature. Seems that Nokia has submitted a device that sports RFID support, which could possibly indicate the possibility of future mobile payments via your phone. The phone supports WCDMA on...

Is Near Field Communications Coming To The iPhone?

08/16/2010, Could Apple be looking to bring Near Field Communications (NFC) to its future iPhones? The fruity company has quietly hired Benjamin Vigier, a expert in said field and a person who has worked on mobile payment apps for PayPal, Sprint, Starbucks and other...

Nokia offers NFC on all smartphones from next year onwards

06/17/2010, Nokia has announced that they will be offering the Near Field Communication (NFC) feature in all of their smartphones from next year onwards, where it will likely support SWP (Single Wire Protocol) that enables NFC capabilities to be used via SIM cards....

Android phones to get NFC

04/27/2010, Android-powered smartphones will soon be able to engage the power of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Just what is NFC? Well, it is a short-range high-frequency wireless communication technology which lets devices exchange data between them, for...

Memorial RosettaStone Tablet Gives You A Message From The Grave

03/21/2010, Having a tombstone that sports some fancy electronics certainly isn’t a new idea, but that hasn’t stopped the Phoenix-based company, Objecs, to take another crack at it. The company has come up with the Memorial RosettaStone Tablet, allowing...