Google’s IRL /”Places/” tech – a radio-tagged sticker that you can scan with a compatible phone for venue deals and info – is spreading. And that’s a great thing! The big push is hitting Austin, Portland, Las Vegas, Madison, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
British newspaper The Independent has heard from various sources at UK networks that Apple’s next iPhone won’t have NFC, as the rumours have suggested recently. If true, that’d certainly put a dampener on paying-by-swiping taking off this year.
Samsung’s Nexus S brings with it the latest tasty version of Android, Gingerbread. But the phone also comes with another technological bonus baked in. Here’s what you need to know about near field communication.