Samsung's TecTiles Put NFC Anywhere You Want It

NFC (that's near field communication) is a slick mobile technology that's in its infancy. To grow it up in a hurry Samsung will be selling sets of little NFC stickers called TecTiles along side the Galaxy S III. What can they do? A lot, actually. » 6/13/12 12:01am 6/13/12 12:01am

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, NC. » 4/13/11 1:46pm 4/13/11 1:46pm

Fourteen Ways NFC Will Let Your Phone Replace Your Wallet (And More)

We're seeing more and more NFC-enabled devices—but it's hard to get excited by anything that goes by three dull letters (notable exceptions: BFF, STD, UFO). NFC, however, is (potentially) quite awesome. Here's how we hope it'll shine. » 3/01/11 8:46am 3/01/11 8:46am

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Parrot PARTY Black Edition Speakers Do Use Near Field Connection

Parrot has come up with a new Black Edition of their PARTY speaker which uses Near Field Communications to connect to audio sources, claiming it's the first commercial speaker system to do this. Basically you don't have to do any complicated Bluetooth paring, just tap your cellphone to the speaker and away you go. It… » 4/16/08 9:10am 4/16/08 9:10am

Nokia 6212 Classic Has Near-Field Payment Tech Built-In

Nokia's new 6212 classic phone may not be much of a looker, but it's designed to allow the simplest possible connectivity between two devices. It uses Near Field Communications technology to connect up two devices simply by holding them together, allowing easy photo or ringtone sharing with just one button push. Better … » 4/15/08 7:19am 4/15/08 7:19am