You may have seen or experienced entering a train station by tapping your purse or wallet on the gate, without even having to take your ticket out. You see, the ticket card contains a microchip that allows it to communicate with a device on the gate. That’s an example of NFC in action.

NFC stands for Near Field Communication and is a technology that enables an electronic device such as a mobile phone to interact with another one that is close by. It works by sending information over radio waves. NFC is a standard for wireless data transmission.

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