/// Samsung Hopes High-Tech Stickers Help Boost Near-Field Communications
While much of the attention around Near-Field Communications has been around its potential for mobile payments, Samsung is hoping to boost use of the technology for other tasks. The company is launching TecTiles , inexpensive NFC tags that phone owners can use to automate various tasks. Via a free application, customers will be able to assign various commands to one of the stickers. A tag outside a conference room could be set to silence phones or join the Wi-Fi network. Businesses could use a tag to allow customers to check-in on Foursquare or “Like” the company on Facebook. Samsung will sell the stickers in a five-pack for $15 via the major cell phone carriers’ stores. NFC technology is built into a number of Samsung phones including the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and its newest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, which is just about to go on sale in the U.S .
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Samsung Hopes High-Tech Stickers Help Boost Near-Field Communications