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LG Uses NFC to Connect Smartphones to TVs

Posted by Andrew at 7:19 PM on January 29, 2013

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NFC has been a solution looking for a problem for some time, but products using NFC to solve real world issues are finally beginning to appear. Todd speaks with Brad from LG about how NFC is helping get video off smartphones and onto TVs.

Most people wanting to show video from their smartphone on their TV would automatically reach for a cable and then probably spend the next 10 minutes hunting around for the adaptor to plug the TV’s HDMI cable into the phone’s much smaller socket. NFC eliminates all this by wirelessly providing the information needed to stream the video to the TV using Miracast and all the person has to do is place his or her smartphone on the NFC tag. It’s not limited to sending video to the TV from the smartphone as the reverse is also possible: they can view what’s on the smart TV on their smartphone. Watch the video to see it in action – it’s very cool.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Yale Locks Brings High Tech to the Common Door

Posted by Alan at 11:39 AM on February 26, 2012

Yale has new home door locks that bring a high-tech flare to your house.  These aren’t your average doorsets – they have touch-screens and smartphone apps.  You can buy the locks alone from many retailers, like Amazon,  however, they are big with custom installers of home security systems. Now they have introduced NFC (near field communication) to their locks.  That means you don’t need a key or a code.  Your phone alone can unlock the door just by being close to it.  If you are worried about your phone being lost or stolen then you can set up a secondary line of security such as a pass code.  You can also revoke a mobile key via the web site if a phone gets lost.  In addition, you can assign a separate code to each person in your home and even have the lock send you a text when someone passes through the door.  Yale Locks are available on the market today, and the ones with NFC technology will be arriving soon.  Prices and availability have not yet been determined.

You can find out more at Yale. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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GNC-2011-11-14 #721 CES Ramp Up!

Posted by geeknews at 1:21 AM on November 15, 2011

Great to be back in Hawaii and in the Studio. The hard work begins over the next 6 weeks in getting ready for CES 2012. For the first time ever we are going to ask for additional listener / viewer support in helping us for CES 2012. We have produced 1000′s of videos for you and the operation has grown to the point that we want to take care of our support team in a bigger way. I have set a fund raising goal of $5000.00 and hope you will support our endeavor with a $25.00/$50.00/$100.00 donation which will 100% be used to pay our support crew.

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GNC-2011-09-22 #707 Big Move by Facebook?

Posted by geeknews at 1:06 AM on September 23, 2011

I spend a huge amount of time on the Facebook economy plus a huge stack of news and information. As always a full 60 minutes of tech content for your listening or viewing pleasure.

Update: For the first time in the history of the show, I had to go in and do some post show editing. Pretty big gaf on my part but it was to big to let the original file remain.

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