The Future is Clear - Less Is Most Definitely More - Page 2
GPS: Global Positioning System for the purpose of determining the device's (and usually by default, the user's) current location on Earth.
BUMP: Shares contact information and photos by simply bumping two phones together. Just open Bump, hold your phones, and gently bump your hands together — Bump will magically do all the rest. There are two parts to Bump: the app running on your device and a smart matching algorithm running on Bump servers in the cloud. The app on your phone uses the phone’s sensors to literally “feel” the bump, and it sends that info up to the cloud. The matching algorithm listens to the bumps from phones around the world and pairs up phones that felt the same bump. Then Bump just routes information between the two phones in each pair.
RFID: Radio-frequency IDentification is the use of a wireless non-contact system that uses radio-frequency to transfer data from a tag attached to, or embedded within an object, for the purposes of automatic identification and tracking. RFID tags can be attached to clothing, possessions, Livestock and pets may have tags injected, allowing positive identification of the animal, or even implanted within people.
NFC: Near Field Communications builds upon Radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems by allowing two-way communication between endpoints (devices). NFC is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimeters.
By utilizing these technologies, our electronic devices can communicate with each other, and the world around them, live, in real time.
There is your sneak peek into the very near future of our tech as it becomes more inseparable from our lives as we know it.
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-J. D. Redmond