Date: 2011 April 29 10:28
Posted by Joe
BBC News have an interesting story about Near Field Communication embedded in mobile phones (Keitai) used in Japan. This allows the user to have a card payment system built into their phone, check into hotels and even access their hotel room using the mobile phone as an entry card. Combined with the QR code users can read details from the environment around them. Augmented Reality also gets a mention too.
This technology is emerging in the English speaking world, but is firmly established in Japan.