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5 clever (and one creepy) uses for NFC technology

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5 clever (and one creepy) uses for NFC technology
So, do you use your phone's NFC functionality? If you do, then it is probably for something like pairing your handset with accessories, for sharing files with buddies, or for making contact-less payments. The list of uses for NFC, however, doesn't end here. 

After a little digging on the internet, we managed to find several rather unusual, yet pretty clever uses for NFC technology. For example, did you know that NFC-enabled smartphones could be used to unlock doors? Or that jewelry with embedded NFC chips could trigger commands when near a smartphone? Read on to learn more. 

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posted on 18 May 2014, 09:34 5

1. shayan (Posts: 147; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


what does the last do? Why should we inject our self with a NFC chip?

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:20 2

2. refillable (Posts: 631; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


So that you'll look cool, and modern... Just kidding, The only probable usage I can think of is for health and position tracking. You know, you'll find your friends/family/partner easier with this.

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:25 3

4. Finalflash (Posts: 1720; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Negative, it is largely the same as the ring just inside you.

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:33 3

7. refillable (Posts: 631; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Since it's inside the body it might do some stuff not possible with other external NFC gadgets. But whatever anyways, my post is a joke afterall.

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:21 5

3. tech2 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You can play a cruel practical joke on someone.

For e.g. Set the NFC to automatically turn-off of the phone whenever a phone is used in that range so that person won't ever be able to run a phone ever AGAIN !!!

j/k

posted on 18 May 2014, 12:31

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


That 3rd one is so nerdy, like a 007 gadget.

posted on 19 May 2014, 13:02

16. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 854; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That's so evil, it's brilliant!

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:33 3

6. Scott93274 (Posts: 879; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I have actually seen something like this in a documentary. Some people have them injected to store personal data like medical records, though some rich folk are using them to validate their identity at super exclusive night clubs. The whole idea is stupid, but some people like it.

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:29 3

5. maxmppower (Posts: 48; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


The Ring is the best one

posted on 18 May 2014, 12:20

10. PBXtech (Posts: 976; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


And library, but I like the ring concept as well.

posted on 19 May 2014, 12:12

15. RandomUsername (Posts: 454; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


One ring to unlock them all...

posted on 18 May 2014, 11:01

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


What phone is that Nick T. In that #3 one.

posted on 18 May 2014, 12:18

9. ninjajoe96 (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Nov 2013)


Hi StraightEdgeNexus, I think its a Google/Samsung Nexus S :)

posted on 18 May 2014, 12:30

11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Thanks mate, i had a bit idea that it was a nexus, just looks strikingly similiar to moto x. :-)

posted on 18 May 2014, 13:18 1

13. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Reminds me of a galaxy nexus, although it could be a generic dummy of some kind or a stock photo. Either way, that screen image is most likely simulated and a fake reflection has been added in photoshop.

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:39 1

14. fzacek (Posts: 1627; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


What I don't like about NFC is that the phone needs to be unlocked in order to use it...

posted on 20 May 2014, 11:06

18. FatherThyme (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 May 2014)


how would the ring work then?

i'm sure it works around that, no?

posted on 20 May 2014, 17:36

19. fzacek (Posts: 1627; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I don't think so. Security reasons...

posted on 20 May 2014, 07:18

17. walnuttt (Posts: 51; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


laziness at its best

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