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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.

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...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note to feature NFC?

01/02/2012, The rest of the world has been enjoying its time with the Samsung Galaxy Note for a number of months now but we’re yet to see it on this side of the world – until now. Well, the device still isn’t in the country yet, but the folks over...

Japan’s top 3 mobile carriers to support global NFC standard

12/22/2011, As of late, there has been a lot of talk about NFC technology making their way into our smartphones, but until some sort of standard has been established, it will be hard to encourage adoption by users. So much so that Japan’s top three carriers –...

Microsoft confirms NFC support in Windows Phone 7

12/12/2011, Now here is a bittersweet bit of news for those Windows Phone 7 owners out there – it seems that the software giant from Redmond, Washington, did confirm that Windows Phone 7 will have built-in NFC support, but before you actually jump up and down,...

iPhone gains NFC capabilities in Taiwan

12/09/2011, One of the “drawbacks” to the iPhone is its lack of NFC capabilities, although given the somewhat sluggish adoption of NFC and mobile payment services, we guess it’s not really a feature that most iPhone users will lament about. The good news (?) is...

Google Wallet to go on trial during London 2012 Olympics

12/09/2011, For those planning to travel to London to watch the 2012 Olympics, it is without doubt going to be one heck of a packed event especially during the opening and closing ceremonies. Such events are usually a great place for pickpockets to be active so...

Google confirms no Google Wallet for Galaxy Nexus

12/06/2011, It seems that there have been earlier rumors that suggested that Verizon will not be including the Google Wallet feature on the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. At that time it was merely a rumor, albeit one that made a lot of sense, but for those hoping against...

Google Wallet is unofficial on the Galaxy Nexus

11/28/2011, Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, does not come with Google Wallet, an NFC-based payment service which Google announced to the world just a few months ago. At the moment, Google Wallet is good only for folks living...

Apple to update iOS to support NFC in 2012?

11/22/2011, We know that an iPhone with NFC is an old rumor, but it seems that it has managed to be revived again with a new report by Digitimes. The report is claiming that according to smartphone manufacturers, Apple has plans to add support to iOS come 2012 and...

SIM based NFC gains support from major carriers around the world

11/17/2011, Countries like Japan have long been using NFC to help them in their daily lives, and not too long ago carriers in South Korea have announced that they will be offering SIM cards with NFC technology embedded into them. Now it looks like that standard will...