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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Parrot Zik Are the Most Advanced Wireless Headphones Ever Created

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In a headphone industry first, the Parrot Zik comes with integrated NFC (near field technology) communication. The key advantage here is that you can pair up the headphones with a compatible NFC and Bluetooth-touting device simply by tapping them together. You no longer have to deal with “discovering” new devices and entering passcodes. The NFC tag is in the left ear cup.

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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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