NFC is mobile innovation's late bloomer. In fact, if it weren't for Apple Pay, the majority of smartphone owners probably wouldn't be aware that a miniature antenna inside their devices lets them do many clever things by programming NFC tags. No, you still cannot accomplish anything mind-blowing with those, unless you are an extreme technological enthusiast and automate the whole house like Billy G
. But you can make tiny aspects of your life easier, at little cost, while feeling like you're experiencing a demo version of the Jetsons-like future that awaits our grandchildren.