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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.

Telus NFC-Enabled SIM Coming This October 10th

10/08/2013, Telus is a Canadian mobile provider, and this time around, they have finally played catch up with Rogers when it comes to delivering a NFC-based SIM card to the masses. Folks over at MobileSyrup have picked up an internal document that indicates a future...

One2Touch Softpad C1 Foldable NFC Keypad

09/26/2013, So, you happen to own an Android-powered smartphone and do think back to the “good old days” where the keypad allowed you to compose an SMS without having to look at the screen simply because you have memorized the individual letters’ respective...

Isis Mobile Payment Solution Loses Banking Partner Capital One

09/19/2013, Three of the biggest mobile carriers in the U.S., Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, are backing a mobile payments solution called Isis. Based on NFC technology, the solution allows people to pay when required at participating locations by simply tapping...

Google Wallet Arriving On Android 2.3 Gingerbread Phones Soon

09/17/2013, Time certainly flies, and it has been over two years after the Internet search giant Google launched a platform which was specially designed to transform compatible Android smartphones into digital wallets. Well, here is some good news for those of you...

LG Unveils Lightwave DIOS Oven With NFC Capabilities

08/20/2013, Not many smartphones out there are equipped with NFC, although it seems that the trend is slowly starting to pick up these days. However for those who do own a smartphone with NFC capabilities, here’s a somewhat novel, albeit useful, way of using it at...

Tizen NFC Features Shown Off On Video

08/18/2013, NFC or near field communication technology has been widely implemented in various premium smartphones on different platforms such as BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android. Apple has kept itself and iOS out of the fray for quite some time now, none of the...

Moto Skip Lets You Unlock Your Moto X Via NFC

08/15/2013, The Motorola Moto X, the first made in the USA smartphone for a long time, has not been released yet for the masses although it has already been officially announced, but this has not stopped the folks over at Motorola from teasing the masses with a...

Apple Patent Describes The Use Of NFC To Gift iTunes Purchases

08/15/2013, There have been rumors in the past that NFC could be one of the features that would make its way into Apple’s iPhone, and while Apple’s Phil Schiller explained why NFC is missing from the iPhone, it has not stopped the rumor mill from suggesting...

Apple Patent Describes Method To Gift iTunes Content Through NFC

08/15/2013, Apple hasn’t implemented NFC or near field communication technology in any of its devices as yet. The next generation iPhone will reportedly have NFC, but there’s no confirmation about that just yet. Nevertheless, the company has filed for a...

NFC Ring Does Not A Green Lantern Make

08/11/2013, Now here is a Kickstarter project that you might probably be interested in, especially when you want a ring that can “rule them all”, so to speak. I am referring to the NFC Ring which has long since crossed the financial requirement for it to...

Pokémon Rumble U Trailer Depicts Use Of NFC Figures

08/06/2013, We did talk about how Angry Birds Star Wars II will make use of the presence of physical toys in order to “summon” characters into the game – not exactly the newest concept in town, but it certainly adds a different dimension into what is most...