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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.

Nokia to bring NFC to New York commuters

10/27/2011, If you ever wanted a reason to get your hands on a Nokia device, the Finnish company has entered into an agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to develop an NFC-based ticketing solution, whose pilot program is expected to make...

Brand Table uses NFC to place orders in a food court

10/21/2011, NFC is a great technology and allows us to perform a multitude of tasks, mobile payments for example (i.e. Google Wallet). Now what about taking that concept, and applying it to our daily life where NFC can be used in our food courts to order our food?...

Google Maps updated, boasts NFC support

10/21/2011, Google went about quietly updating their Google Maps on Android, where the Internet search giant decided to throw in NFC support – signalling the possibility of future apps arriving with such support as well in order to take advantage of the...

Motorola announces ELITE SILVER and ELITE FLIP Bluetooth headsets

10/14/2011, With the Motorola Droid RAZR/Spyder/HD expected to be announced on the 18th of October, perhaps you might want to get yourself a Bluetooth headset to go with it, and it just so happens that Motorola today has announced two new Bluetooth headsets in the...

Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset launched

10/13/2011, Along with the Nokia 603 that was launched today, Nokia announced a brand new wireless Bluetooth headset called the Nokia Luna. And just like its previously launched Play 360 speakers, what sets the Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset from other wireless...

Sonim announces trio of handsets

10/11/2011, Sonim phones are definitely tough when you compare them to the rest of the phones in the market, and recently their Sonim XP3300 Force picked up the Guinness World Record for surviving the longest freefall, but those achievements and laurels have not...

Apple patent will let us pay parking meters with our iPhone

09/22/2011, NFC seems to be the buzzword as of late, what with Google launching their mobile payment service Google Wallet which uses the NFC chip in the Samsung Nexus S in order to conduct their transactions. While Apple has been rumored to bring NFC support in...

Samsung SHV-E120L specs leaked

09/21/2011, A while back the Samsung SHV-E120L was spotted on a NenaMark test. Not much was known at that time apart from its processor, which is a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, and its display resolution, which was listed as a pretty impressive 1280×720. Now it...

Yale does NFC with their door locks

09/21/2011, Yale is one of the more trusted names when it comes to door locks, and with a wealth of experience behind the company, we are not surprised to see them roll out a new consumer-grade NFC-enabled door lock – so you need not worry about not bringing...

Sonim XP1301 Core NFC is most rugged NFC handset ever

09/20/2011, We do know that NFC (Near Field Communication) capability is getting integrated into more and more devices, but how many of those devices are still able to work after, say, dropping down onto a concrete floor from a storey high? Or what happens when you...

Google Wallet officially launched

09/19/2011, Great news! After months of waiting, Google Wallet, that was introduced back in May, will finally go live starting today. Google has announced that it’s been testing the service extensively since the announcement, and it’s now ready for the...

KT to roll out NFC iPhone 4 case

09/19/2011, Just last week we reported that SK Telecom in South Korea had plans to introduce an NFC enabled SIM card, which would allow NFC capabilities on just about any phone. Perhaps not wanting to be left out of the loop, or maybe it’s the NFC craze catching on...

Google Wallet to launch later today?

09/19/2011, Google Wallet is set to launch later today – at least according to the folks at Tech Crunch who managed to get their hands on a screenshot of an internal document that’s been passed around to stores nationwide. The document clearly states that...