near field communications

Google Sticking NFC Decals Across Five US Cities

Google Sticking NFC Decals Across Five US Cities

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.

Rumour: Apple May Launch Its Own NFC Format Next Year

Rumour: Apple May Launch Its Own NFC Format Next Year

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.

What Is Near-Field Communication?

What Is Near-Field Communication?

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.