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April 09, 2010


Fast Company, the magazine, has been following our patent reports on NFC and has written a report on the subject that's very good. Mr. Eaton added that "(there's a picture of an XBox 360 in there for kicks.)."

Well, not really Mr. Eaton. The Xbox 360 graphic is actually an official Apple patent graphic. Every graphic in this report is from the patent in case anyone else was wondering about that.


Fast Company Report: http://www.fastcompany.com/1611855/apple-patent-nfc-near-field-remote-control-point-of-sale-eftpos-biometrics

Here is why this is really BIG (yes all caps) maybe not today, but in 5-10 years.

I know from a friend that NIST (The National Institue for Standards and Technology) is blasting forward with the "smart grid." The Obama administration is pushing this hard.
The smart electrical grid will completely change the way electricty is billed to the average consumer. The price of electricity will fluctuate based on demand (more expensive on a hot summer day, vs. 2am on a cool evening)

So, if the price changes throughout the day, the average homeowner, needs a better way to manange the electrical consumption within a home. I don't even know if Apple knows how important this will be.

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