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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.

London Buses Now Supporting NFC Payments

12/13/2012, London is going high-tech. Just a year after outfitting Wi-Fi on its buses, the city is now upping the ante by introducing NFC payments on its 8,500 buses. Starting today, Transport for London or TfL, the local government body responsible for the...

Qualcomm announces new low-power NFC chips for mobile devices

12/06/2012, While NFC has opened the door to numerous possibilities, such as the sharing of data, using our phones as mobile wallets and etc., one of the downsides to current-gen NFC chips is that apparently they can be quite the power drainer, which might explain...

Gemalto Merges NFC Function In SIM Card

12/05/2012, The humble Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card that every single mobile phone out there (whether smart or otherwise, and it does not matter if it is standard sized, micro or nano), has just achieved a functionality that could very well prove to be...

Moo announces NFC-enabled business cards

09/28/2012, With our smartphones these days starting to feature more connectivity options, such as wireless charging and NFC, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing everyday items modified and evolve to interact with our devices. Well it looks like Moo...

PowerSkin offers NFC-enabled Galaxy S3 case

09/13/2012, PowerSkin has just introduced what they deem to be a first in the world, a NFC-enabled case for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Specially designed for Samsung’s flagship smartphone, it debuts today while carrying patent-pending technology that enables NFC...

Phil Schiller explains why there is no NFC in the iPhone 5

09/13/2012, Before the iPhone 5 was officially revealed, several photos of a component within the phone had many wondering if it was an NFC chip. It was later concluded that it wasn’t, and we guess with the iPhone 5 now official, NFC is most definitely not one of...

Spotify for Android updated with NFC sharing capabilities

09/06/2012, Heads up Spotify users on Android! If you’ve got an NFC enabled Android handset running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, you might want to update your Spotify app as the program has recently been updated and now features support for NFC. Basically...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Quick Tap Contactless Payment Service

09/03/2012,   The notion of contactless payments with the help of a mobile has been around for quite some time. However, we didn’t see any large-scale use of such a feature so far. This may change as the Samsung Galaxy S3 gets a contactless payment service,...

CyanogenMod 9.1 supports SimplyTapp NFC system

08/28/2012, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean might be all the rage these days, but the team over at CyanogenMod has yet to forget about CyanogenMod 9.1, where it will now come with support for SimplyTapp NFC (Near Field Communication) system. SimplyTap is more or less the...

iPhone 5 part leak hints at NFC hardware?

08/27/2012, Earlier this morning, we looked at possible leaked images of the upcoming iPhone 5, and it seems that there was more to it than met the eye. Everything about it looks dapper and pretty much run on the mill, but if you were to take note of the new square...

Google Wallet gets hacked onto a Samsung Galaxy S3

07/31/2012, If you believe that the NFC standard of paying is indeed the future, services such as Google Wallet is one that is probably familiar to you. Unfortunately Google Wallet has yet to be made universal for all Android devices, which means that unless you’re...