NFC Payments are a Dumb, Dumb Idea

Among the many fledgling technologies creating buzz in 2012, I personally think that NFC (Near Field Communication) is the worst. Though all NFC technically means is "transactions made over radio frequency at close range," the context you're probably most familiar with is in regards to NFC payments. Put plainly, this is waving-your-phone-in-front-of-a–detector-thingy technology. It's similar to how a grocery store clerk slides your gallon of milk over a bar code reader until he hears that familiar Read More