Just as the end of the Harry Potter movies is approaching, gadget makers are starting to implement a technology that will let you do things with just a wave of your hand! The gadget world has realised it’s time to let us play a wizard, as Harry Potter is hitting back with his final spell — but this time we’re not just talking about a Magic Wand Remote Control.
Mobile phone manufacturers are integrating another technology protocol that will convert their devices into a magical wand — Near Field Communication (NFC). It’s not anything new: It’s been around for a while. It’s just that the uptake was rather slow.
Very soon, with the likes of the Google Nexus S mobile phone, you should be able to make payments, buy tickets, share business cards or even pick up any information from your environment, just with a wave of your phone. The technology has great potential for our modern world.