Bud's Weekly Geek-out :: TecTiles
Today on Bud’s Weekly Geek-out . . . You may have heard the phrase “bumping phones.” That’s where two NFC phones come in contact to share information. That voodoo is called NFC, or Near Field Communication. It’s basically a low-power method of communication between electronic devices requiring close proximity.
Samsung really wants to get NFC more into the mobile mainstream, so it’s made little stickers with NFC chips inside called TecTiles, and you can program each one to make your phone do something different.
Put one in your car to turn on Bluetooth so you can talk handsfree, put one on your bedside table to turn off your WiFi to save battery life, or put one on your coffee machine to launch your favourite news app.=) Bud