Square Wallet—formerly Pay With Square; formerly Square Card Case; formerly something else probably—is a platform agnostic alternative to Google Wallet, Apple Passbook and, soon, Microsoft Wallet. It allows you to pay for goods using only your phone. But knowing which businesses actually support this…
It's not the first time we've heard inklings of near-field communication being incorporated into the next iPhone, and I doubt it'll be the last. However, this Apple patent application showing an e-wallet icon is pretty damning.
With America's status as a technological superpower comes a tendency to occasionally straight ignore the rest of the world. For better or for worse, here are technologies we've all but completely missed out on.