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6 Things I Want to Do with Nfc

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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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