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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.

AT&T to disable NFC in the Blackberry Bold 9900?

08/15/2011, Perhaps in a bid to regain some market share, RIM’s upcoming Blackberry devices will be featuring NFC technology. However if the recent rumors are to believed, it appears that AT&T is looking to disable the NFC capabilities of the upcoming...

British Museum toys with NFC courtesy of Nokia

08/15/2011, NFC (Near Field Communications) is not meant for mobile, wireless payments only – no sir, the application of it has been widened just a little bit more with the British Museum in London receiving a little bit of help from Nokia so that guided tour...

NXP Semiconductors lowers NFC shipment estimates

08/02/2011, A few months back, NXP Semiconductors, the company responsible for the NFC technology found in Android devices, came out and said that Google was extremely optimistic regarding NFC adoption, claiming 100 million mobile phones to be shipped with NFC...

Hack turns your iPhone 4 into an NFC capable device

08/01/2011, With Google rooting for NFC to be a standard to be used as payment services in the US, what with the launch of Google Wallet, it seems that certain Android devices (along with upcoming Blackberry devices) will be able to enjoy those services as they are...

PayPal to use NFC for peer to peer payments

07/13/2011, Ever since Google Wallet was launched not too long ago, it seems to have inspired the NFC-payment movement in the country, with the next company to enter the game being PayPal – one of the world’s most popular ePayment systems. Today, PayPal has...

Samsung Wave 725 with Bada 2.0 has its specs leaked

07/12/2011, A couple of months back, three Bada devices were leaked onto the internet, and only one had a name – the Samsung Wave 578. Now thanks to the folks at BadaWorld, who combed through the Bada 2.0 SDK, another device has been named, and this one is called...

Google+ Android app has NFC functionality

07/07/2011, Now as we all know, Google is a huge fan of NFC technology, having launched Google Wallet as well as making the Google Nexus S device NFC-enabled, so is it really a surprise that Google+ will support NFC too? Apparently not, as developer Ridzuan Ashim has...

Alibaba brings mobile wallet technology to China

07/05/2011, For those who are unfamiliar with Alibaba, they have sometimes been called the Google of China, and they are fast gaining ground. As we all know, Google has recently joined up with Sprint in order to put out Google Wallet, which is Google’s NFC...

VeriFone PAYware brings mobile payment to the tablet

06/30/2011, Soon, big bulky cash registers might be a thing of the past. VeriFone has just revealed a new tablet-based checkout device called the VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise for Tablets – a software and hardware combination that will turn tablets such as the...

NXP launches NFC-enabled car keys

06/24/2011, NXP Semiconductors NV has just announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys. The NCF2970 (KEyLink Lite) can do more than just open your car doors – it packs NFC (Near Field Communications) technology...

Huawei Sonic and Glory ready to rock and roll soon

06/22/2011, Huawei’s MediaPad might have grabbed all the headlines this week where an Android-powered tablet is concerned, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have any more other tricks up their sleeves. No sir, Huawei has a couple more...

Nokia Play 360: the NFC-enabled speaker

06/21/2011, Right now if we want to play music from our phones to external speakers wirelessly, it’s quite a troublesome process. We have to load up the app, pair the speakers with our phones and then start playing the music. Well, the folks over at Nokia have...