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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 Releases TecTiles 2 NFC Tags With Galaxy S4 Support For $15

05/17/2013, Samsung had previously released its TecTiles programmable NFC tags for its Galaxy S3 around this time last year, but unfortunately with the release of the Galaxy S4, its TecTiles didn’t support its latest and greatest smartphone. But today, Samsung...

Leaked Galaxy S4 Battery Shows NFC Support

03/12/2013, So, there are rumors going around that the upcoming iPhone 5S will feature NFC support to keep up with the times, which is old hat actually when you think about it since most of the high end Android smartphones already come with NFC connectivity built-in....

Game Golf Uses Sensors To Help Improve Your Performance

03/05/2013, Being able to hit the fairway and greens in golf video games is pretty easy as long as you always consider the wind as well as the numerous small imperfections on any course. But doing the same thing in actual golf can be quite the challenge, especially...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini NFC Edition Coming Your Way

01/21/2013, Well, well, what do we have here? Apparently, there is word that Samsung has deemed the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to be worthy enough to carry the NFC mantle, so we can expect a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini NFC edition headed to the market in due time. The thing...

Visa Approves NFC Mobile Payment Solution For RIM

01/16/2013, RIM, the manufacturer of all things BlackBerry, has just announced that Visa has given their nod of approval for their NFC-based mobile payment solution which allows carriers to support payments on just about any NFC-enabled smartphone. This underlines...

RIM Gets Approval From Visa

01/16/2013, Just in time for the imminent launch of BlackBerry 10, Research In Motion is announcing today that its mobile payment solution has been approved by Visa. Visa said its yes to RIM’s Secure Element Manager (SEM) solution for NFC mobile payments. In...

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus To Get NFC Chip (Rumor)

12/28/2012, It seems that there are expectations in the industry that the yet unannounced Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus will be on the receiving end of two different models, that is, the GT-i9105 and the GT-i9105P, with the latter all set to arrive with an NFC chip. This...

Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Headset by Monster – Demo at GDGT

12/17/2012, The Nokia Purity Pro wireless stereo headset was first revealed to the masses at IFA 2012 in Berlin and we had the opportunity to briefly get our hands on the device at GDT on December 6 in San Francisco. The design, which is similar to the previous...

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...