Swiping your iPhone

Latest Apple hire could signal NFC capabilities in future iPhones
[Via AppleInsider]

More evidence that Apple is interested in adding near-field communication technology to its future portable devices, allowing users to have their iPhone act as a wallet for transactions, has come in the form of a new hire.

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Instead of having a whole bunch of little cards hanging from your keychain to use at the grocery store or service station or whatever, you could just use your iPhone. But it could also read tags form items, opening up all sorts of possibilities for getting information without having to enter it by hand.

Could be lots of fun.