More companies embraced the close-range connectivity technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. How they're using NFC may surprise you.
At CES, NFC popped up in nearly everything imaginable (just not at cash registers). Along with the usual devices, like smartphones, there were speakers, cameras, televisions, refrigerators, business cards, and numerous other items. Some companies, such as Panasonic, have even added NFC to rice cookers and other usual items.