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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.

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...

Nokia Lumia 610 NFC officially announced, heads to Orange first

04/11/2012, Yes, so the Lumia 610 was spotted in a leak earlier this morning, but it seems that the best way to counter such a thing by any company would be to announce it officially, quelling all possible chances of a rumor later on. This is the case with the Nokia...

Optimus LTE Tag launched in Korea

02/20/2012, We’re only a week away from MWC 2012, but LG has already started unveiling its devices ahead of the event. Earlier today we had the LG Optimus Vu, and now there’s a one more smartphone from the Korean electronics manufacturer – the LG...

Sony looks at personalized charging

02/15/2012, In a world where things are getting more and more personal, and most services these days offer a personalized and customized outcome, it is no surprise then, that Sony has taken steps to offer personalized charging. How is this possible, you ask? Well, by...

GSM Galaxy Nexus gains Google Wallet access

02/02/2012, Sprint’s Nexus S 4G is currently the only handset to officially support the Google Wallet service, and this has certainly been a sore point of contention for folks who own the newer Galaxy Nexus. After all, shouldn’t Google’s flagship...

DeviceFidelity unveils NFC-enabled microSD for iPhone

01/17/2012, While NFC is a pretty handy feature, Apple has yet to see the need to incorporate it into their smartphones. Despite the lack of NFC support in iPhones, various companies have managed to find workarounds, such as NFC-enabled SIM cards, and lately a...