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6 Things I Want to Do with Nfc

Scan for fare packages

MasterCard wants commuters to scan for fare packages with their phones, then bump an NFC sensor before boarding to dock the amount of the ride.

Credit: Eric Franklin/CNET

Tapping your phone on a console to pay for fries and a Coke is cool. Yet until the stars align, it's not how you'll be using NFC, the Near Field Communications standard that gets devices talking to one another quickly and in a very short range.

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