NFC archive

  • Kiroco Touch jewellery lets you message loved ones via NFC
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    Kiroco Touch jewellery lets you message loved ones via NFC

    By 18 March 2014

    Kiroco has launched a new range of jewellery that will let you touch your smartphone to get a special message from your loved one. Called Kiroco Touch, the jewellery (that's jewelry for our readers in the US) contains an NFC chip that will allow interaction...

  • Incipio and AT&T's Cashwrap iPhone case enables NFC and ISIS contactless payments in US for $70
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    Incipio and AT&T's Cashwrap iPhone case enables NFC and ISIS contactless payments in US for $70

    By 24 January 2014

    Case manufacturer Incipio has introduced yet another iPhone case. But this isn't any old case. It's called the Cashwrap Mobile Wallet Case, and it enables secure, contactless payments in the US. The Cashwrap is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S,...

  • Sony NFC Christmas tree lets you change the lights using your smartphone
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    Sony NFC Christmas tree lets you change the lights using your smartphone

    By 12 December 2013

    Sony has upgraded the humble Christmas tree so that you can change the colour of the lights using an NFC connection and a smartphone - one of its Xperia range it would prefer, but any that are NFC-capable. Pair a phone with the NFC smart tag on the tree...

  • Bitcoin physical payment card Nio appears on Kickstarter, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 capable
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    Bitcoin physical payment card Nio appears on Kickstarter, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 capable

    By 29 November 2013

    Bitcoin, the alternative online payment method, has been getting a lot of attention lately. So much so that a British team called Bluenio is working on making a physical Bitcoin payment system for use in the real world. But its uses go far beyond that...

  • JBL's Pulse wireless speaker packs an LED light show, Bluetooth and NFC for just £179
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    JBL's Pulse wireless speaker packs an LED light show, Bluetooth and NFC for just £179

    By 24 October 2013

    JBL has announced the Pulse wireless speaker system, which uniquely offers a listening experience perfectly synced to a colourful and programmable LED light show. Pulse wirelessly streams music from any mobile devices, and it enhance the music with customisable...

  • White Nexus 5 leaked online in alleged press render
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    White Nexus 5 leaked online in alleged press render

    By 21 October 2013

    A press render of a white Google Nexus 5 has popped up online, indicating that another colour besides the black variant is in the works. The Gadget Ox first noticed the press render published on Chinese website Weibo. The white smartphone pictured looks...

  • Nokia Guru music accessory leaked in render - to launch in 2013?
    Gadgets

    Nokia Guru music accessory leaked in render - to launch in 2013?

    By 21 October 2013

    Nokia has a new music accessory in the works, according to a leaked render that has just surfaced online. Notable leakster @evleaks has tweeted a leaked render of a Nokia accessory reportedly dubbed Nokia Guru. It's likely a Bluetooth-enabled headset...

  • Google Wallet app arrives on the iPhone - without NFC requirement
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    Google Wallet app arrives on the iPhone - without NFC requirement

    By 19 September 2013

    Google has brought its Google Wallet app to the iPhone, minus NFC. Google released a substantial update to its Google Wallet for Android app this week, doing away with the long-time requirement of a handset needing NFC technology to download the app....

  • Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset
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    Google Wallet for Android no longer requires a NFC-packing handset

    By 17 September 2013

    Google has released a substantial update to its Google Wallet for Android app, doing away with the long-time requirement of a handset needing NFC technology to download the app. Google Wallet is now available on Google Play for all Android phones running...

  • MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally
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    MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

    By 13 September 2013

    When it comes to paying for goods we're already big fans of touch-to-pay NFC, available on a range of credit and debit cards and a growing number of participating stores. One quick tap - assuming the bill is not more than £20 - and that's it, all paid...

  • Jabra Solemate Mini: Compact, rugged, portable NFC speaker
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    Jabra Solemate Mini: Compact, rugged, portable NFC speaker

    By 6 September 2013

    Jabra has announced the Jabra Solemate Mini, the follow-up to the Solemate speaker launched in 2012. The new model offers a rugged design, so you can take your tunes on the move. The speaker apes the design of the previous Solemate speaker but shrinks...

  • Pocket-lint explains NFC
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    Pocket-lint explains NFC

    By 5 September 2013

    To many, NFC is something they may have heard of, but perhaps not something they really understand, or feel like they need. In this video, we try to explain what it is, how it can work and the benefits it might offer as well as the downsides.  For more...

  • HTC BoomBass: A subwoofer for your HTC One
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    HTC BoomBass: A subwoofer for your HTC One

    By 3 September 2013

    The HTC BoomBass is a new accessory launched by HTC to enhance the sound of its HTC One smartphones. Put simply, the HTC BoomBass is a compact, Bluetooth-enabled subwoofer with a dedicated amplifier, that promises to provide clearer, more powerful bass...

  • HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound
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    HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound

    By 3 September 2013

    Whether it's the front-facing speakers of the HTC One, or the tie-in with Beats Audio, HTC always prides itself on producing a good sound on its phones when it comes to listening to music. It's surprising then that we recently found ourselves in a private...

  • Hands-on: Motorola Skip for Moto X review
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    Hands-on: Motorola Skip for Moto X review

    By 2 September 2013

    The Motorola Skip comes in two forms for the price of one: there's a belt-clip-like attachment and trio of dots included in the box - each designed to wake and unlock your Moto X with a single tap. Even if you already have a PIN, passcode or pattern set...

  • NFC-powered companion E Ink display demonstrated
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    NFC-powered companion E Ink display demonstrated

    By 20 August 2013

    Imagine tapping a slither of screen against your smartphone and transferring a document to it, along with the power to read it. Imagine no longer, the technology has been demonstrated by Intel. Researchers at the University of Massachussetts and the University...

  • A week in reviews: July 22 - July 26
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    A week in reviews: July 22 - July 26

    By 27 July 2013

    What a week, we've had some pretty impressive developments in the world of phones. We've spent some time with the Nokia 1020, and seen what its camera is capable of, and we've reviewed another camera cum phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a product we...

  • Wearable tech now available for fingers: Kickstarter's NFC Ring unlocks doors, shares data
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    Wearable tech now available for fingers: Kickstarter's NFC Ring unlocks doors, shares data

    By 26 July 2013

    A UK man has developed a ring with two near-field communication chips built-in - and the wearable-tech device, appropriately dubbed NFC Ring, has already passed its Kickstarter goal after just six days. The NFC Ring, which is simply a metal band that...

  • Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Sony SRS-BTX500 bluetooth speaker review

    By 24 July 2013

    Bluetooth speakers are the new headphones. We don't mean literally, and please don't start taking them on the bus with you, but they are an area where lots of companies see lots of chances to make money. And like headphones, these aren't £50 accessories...

  • Loewe Speaker 2go review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Loewe Speaker 2go review

    By 22 July 2013

    Unless you have a fair wodge of cash to spend, there's a chance that you've never looked at Loewe. Except, perhaps, in passing fascination, the same way that you gawp at a passing Ferrari. Purveyors of high-end televisions, Loewe isn't short of innovation,...

  • A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13
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    A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13

    By 13 July 2013

    From drones to tea with the vicar, the one thing you can't call us is predictable. Another exciting week in reviews saw us look at Huawei's likeable P2, a phone which replaces the P1, a handset we also liked. It's not the sort of phone that will generate...

  • Ultimate Ears UE Boom review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Ultimate Ears UE Boom review

    By 8 July 2013

    Ultimate Ears - the company probably best known for its on-stage, in-ear monitors and more recent consumer headphones - has released its first Bluetooth speaker to the market: UE Boom. The near-cylindrical speaker looks the part thanks to its selection...

  • NFC tagged library lets you research books with your smartphone before you borrow
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    NFC tagged library lets you research books with your smartphone before you borrow

    By 3 July 2013

    A library in Japan has added NFC tags to bookshelves, allowing users to get more information on a book with their smartphones before deciding to borrow. NFC has had something of a slow start to life, creeping into phones but never really having much...

  • Visa predicts half of all transactions will be made using mobile phones by end of the decade
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    Visa predicts half of all transactions will be made using mobile phones by end of the decade

    By 2 July 2013

    Visa Europe has predicted that by the end of the decade over half the transactions we make in shops will be made using our smartphones. And that's Europe-wide, not just in the UK. Its head of mobile, Sandra Alzetta, revealed that although the rise in...

  • Starbucks now taking contactless payments
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    Starbucks now taking contactless payments

    By 18 June 2013

    Starbucks is the latest major high street brand to join the Barclays and Visa powered contactless payment system. Alongside Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, the Post Office and McDonalds, you can now pay there by simply tapping your debit or credit card on to...