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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Has Camera and NFC

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When you look at the current crop of smartwatches on the market today, they're relatively basic in terms of functionality. The rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, on the other hand, looks like it's going to get loaded with features that almost take it to smartphone territory.

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Motorola Skip NFC Accessory Will Make Logging in Easier For You – And Potential Thieves

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Motorola’s Skip NFC-based tag will allow you to get to Moto X’s homescreen without the need for typing in the passcode.

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Microsoft Develops NFC Alternative, Uses Microphone and Speaker

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It looks like the researchers over at Microsoft have come up with a pretty cool alternative to NFC, which they call Dhwani. Developed by Microsoft India, the system utilizes sound to transmit data. Even better, there is no special hardware required to make it work.

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Use Your NFC Smartphone to Replace Your Hyundai Car Keys

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Many people have replaced their Starbucks cards, for example, with a mobile app that offers even more functionality. You might already be using NFC on your smartphone to replace some credit cards, but what if you could replace your car keys too? Hyundai wants to make that happen.

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iPhone 5S could Arrive in More Colors and with NFC Support, Says Analyst

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While the iPhone 6 is probably a long ways away, the same might not be true for an iPhone 5 update, known as the iPhone 5S. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, the phone is coming in June and will offer hardware updates including NFC and an improved camera.

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Windows Phone 8’s NFC Features Will Allow Limited Cross-Platform Communication with Android

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Starting with Windows Phone 8 devices, NFC will now come into play on Microsoft's newest mobile platform. While this isn't that surprising, it is interesting to know that the tap+send features in Windows Phone 8 will actually work just fine between WP8 devices and Android phones.

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NFC Hack Allows Free Rides On The Subway

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Want to ride on the subway for free? While there is no such thing as a 'free ride' in life, there is a free ride on the subway when you use an NFC hack. Obviously this is completely illegal, but researchers have no discovered that contactless fare cards in New Jersey and San Francisco transit systems can be hacked using a special Android application and NFC technology.

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Apple Patent Suggest Sliding Virtual Cards to Confirm NFC Payments?

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Rumors suggest that NFC could be in the works for the new iPhone. While the limited space and rumored design of the so-called iPhone 5 might not allow for it, one thing does seem clear- Apple is interested in NFC. If not now, perhaps in the iPhone 5S or whatever they decide to call it?

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New Photos Suggest NFC is On Its Way to the New iPhone

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When it comes to upcoming products, few have more excitement or speculation surrounding them then the iPhone does. We've seen batteries, faceplates and just about everything imaginable for the new iPhone so far- yet here comes yet another leak, this time including what might be an NFC chip.

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The World’s First NFC Keyboard is Here

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For the most part, NFC has been used for things like mobile payments, though a few unique uses exist out there. Now comes probably one of the strangest yet coolest uses for NFC ever, quick connecting to a keyboard.

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NFC-Enabled iTravel App Patented by Apple for iPhone 5

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One of the newest patents awarded to Apple is something called iTravel, which is an NFC-based transportation check-in system.

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Rumor: Could iPhone 5 Have NFC Technology?

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Rumors continue to pop up now and then about the upcoming iPhone, even though its more than likely at this point that such a device isn't coming until later this year, probably around October. One such new rumor has to do with with near field communication (NFC).

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Samsung Introduces New NFC Sticker System For NFC-Equipped Smartphones

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NFC technology is becoming more and more commonplace in today's smartphones, but the truth is that outside of mobile payment systems such as Google Wallet, they aren't really being put to full use. This could all change thanks to a new Samsung technology called TecTiles, which essentially are little packs of five stickers for $14.99 that are programmable and can be swiped by your NFC-equipped phone.

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Sony’s Xperia Sola with Floating Touch and NFC

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Today Sony officially unveiled its latest Android smartphone, the Xperia Sola.

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SIM Card Integrates NFC Connectivity

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Part of the reason why NFC hasn't quite taken off in the mainstream is that the average consumer may not have an NFC-enabled smartphone. The SIMply NFC-Revolution fixes that by offering a SIM card that has the whole NFC business built into it.

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