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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.

Google Wallet support arrives on Nexus

07/17/2012, NFC technology is not new, but the adoption rate of this technology has been minimal at best. Even efforts to include NFC connectivity in devices such as tablets and smartphones have not really taken off in a huge way, and most smartphones users too have...

Apple granted patent for NFC powered iTravel application

07/10/2012, Keep in mind that Apple files tons of patents each year, but there are a handful of ones that look like they may actually make it onto Apple’s next device. Apple has just been granted a patent that describes an application which will handle all of...

Next-gen iPhone prototypes are reportedly NFC capable

06/25/2012, It has been rumored since last year that Apple could be looking at introducing NFC to the iPhone, but it wasn’t until recently that the folks at 9to5 Mac discovered in a re-examining of previously-obtained hardware code dump for iPhone 5 prototypes that...

Sprint’s Touch Wallet revealed in leaked presentation slides

06/12/2012, News that Sprint is working on its own NFC-based mobile wallet app started to surface last week. But as far as the rumor is concerned, the carrier hasn’t really confirmed it. However, today, Android Central is reporting that a Sprint insider has...

Samsung TecTiles programmable NFC tags for the Galaxy S3

06/12/2012, Samsung is launching TecTiles, which are programmable NFC tags that can be programmed (and re-programmed) by a phone like the Galaxy S3. There are many ways to use them, but one cool example that Samsung is going to push is to program TecTiles to trigger...

NFC embedded handle grips arriving at Tokyo subways

05/31/2012, Is NFC technology catching on in a big way? That remains to be seen, but it seems that Japan tends to be at the forefront of technology most of the times, and this time around, we have seen Shunkosha introduce an FeliCa NFC enabled strap as part of the...

Post Office looks at contactless payment system

05/31/2012, With the advent of modern technology, how many of us rely on snail mail these days? Do you even know the postman’s schedule in your neighborhood? Well, for those of us who tend to spend time at a Post Office branch, you will be pleased to know that...

Toulouse Blagnac Airport to test NFC check ins

05/24/2012, The next time you are at the Toulouse Blagnac Airport, you might be greeted by a very different way of checking in – after all, it is the first airport in the world that will rely on NFC enabled smartphones in order to simplify the passenger...

MasterCard certifies PayPass to top mobile manufacturers

05/04/2012, Avid users of NFC are getting a new treat from MasterCard. It’s been a long time coming, but MasterCard has finally certified some of the world’s top mobile manufacturers to use its NFC payment system. Among them are Samsung, Nokia, RIM, HTC,...

RIM unveils NFC enabled Blackberry Music Gateway

05/01/2012, During the Blackberry Solutions Showcase in Orlando, RIM unveiled the Blackberry Music Gateway which allows users to stream music on their Blackberry devices onto another device simply by pairing it with either Bluetooth, or NFC which can be found in some...

Foursquare for Blackberry updated with NFC support

05/01/2012, Blackberry users, if you’re fond of checking into the various locations that you go via foursquare, you will be pleased to learn that the app has recently received an update that will allow users to utilize the NFC feature found in some Blackberry...

Apple’s patent suggests iTunes media gifting via NFC

04/27/2012, While NFC has been making its way onto other phones, Apple’s iPhone has yet to see the inclusion of the technology into their products, but that’s not to say that the Cupertino company did not explore that option in the past. A recently discovered...