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iCarte Turns the iPhone Into an RFID Reader


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Earlier The Apple Blog reported that the next generation of iPhone might have an RFID reader built in, if rumors prove true. Well, there’s no need to wait that long. Wireless Dynamics in Canada has announced a device called the iCarte that will add both RFID and NFC capabilities to the iPhone. The New York Times/GigaOM reports.

“A chip embedded in the iCarte turns your iPhone into a portable electronic wallet, able to process contactless payments. It can also transmit any information it receives directly to enterprise databases using Wi-Fi or 3G network connections, so that orders and purchases can be automatically input into your company’s home server.”

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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