You've probably heard tons of NFC news and how it'll revolutionize your wallet, but Nokia's Play 360 portable speaker thinks outside of the box: it uses proximity to activate wireless sound syncing. Cables be damned, this is the future of audio.
Android has NFC. BlackBerry is going to get NFC. Naturally, Apple would want the iPhone 5 to also push NFC this year too. If Near Field Communication is a feature you've been holding out for in the next iPhone, you'd best sit down, breathe and prepare to wait till next year.
One of the early big doubts many had about the iPhone's chances for success in Japan and Asia was its lack of an electronic wallet function. Softbank has just answered that question with a piece of tech that may soon find its way to the U.S.
Japan's found something else for passersby to hold a cell phone up to: movie posters. Major Japanese cell phone carriers are embedding Near Field Communication (or NFC) tags in popular movie posters, so that when someone holds a cell...