Near-field communication (NFC) is joined at the hip with the concept of mobile payments, or buying things via cellphone. But the tech actually has many more applications, and Samsung wants owners of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone to discover — and perhaps even create — some of those novel uses of NFC with a product called TecTiles.
TecTiles are tiny little stickers with a simple NFC tag inside. Although they look identical, each one is unique, letting users “program” the sticker to have a specific response whenever any device with an NFC chip is floated over it (NFC only works at extremely short ranges).
How does one do that? Users can program TecTiles via an app th… Continue reading…
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