NFC archive

  • Samsung Odyssey and Marco Windows Phone 8 handsets revealed at Apple trial
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    Samsung Odyssey and Marco Windows Phone 8 handsets revealed at Apple trial

    By 30 July 2012

    Two dual-core Samsung Windows Phone 8 devices have been inadvertently revealed at the court case between Samsung and Apple. The court wasn’t treated to any images of either the Samsung Odyssey or the Samsung Marco, but several specs were unveiled -...

  • Visa payWave on the Samsung Galaxy S III pictures and hands-on
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    Visa payWave on the Samsung Galaxy S III pictures and hands-on

    By 18 July 2012

    Paying with your phone is the next big thing, but while many are talking about it, actually doing it is  still something that's fairly difficult to achieve at the moment. There are schemes and systems in place, like the Starbuck gift app or the Barclays...

  • London Underground won't be getting NFC until the technology speeds up
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    London Underground won't be getting NFC until the technology speeds up

    By 11 July 2012

    It seems NFC technology is unable to handle the hustle and bustle of London’s Underground service, after it failed to impress during an extensive trial. Despite Wi-Fi being introduced to underground stations in time for the London 2012 Olympics, using...

  • Barclaycard PayBand at Wireless 2012: We test the 'cashless festival' concept
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    Barclaycard PayBand at Wireless 2012: We test the 'cashless festival' concept

    By 7 July 2012

    The festival hardcore will know only too well the frustration of losing a fiver in the mud or accidentally leaving a bulging wallet in a stinky festival cubicle. Barclaycard hopes to put an end to all that. Back in May 2012 it announced its PayBand concept...

  • iPhone 5 to have NFC after prototypes are spotted
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    iPhone 5 to have NFC after prototypes are spotted

    By 25 June 2012

    Prototypes of the new iPhone from Apple are said to be fitted with Near Fields Communication (NFC) technology, suggesting the manufacturer is looking at introducing the contactless payment method to its Passbook app. 9to5mac.com has pulled data from...

  • Samsung brings ticketless technology to festivals and gigs - first up, Red Hot Chili Peppers
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    Samsung brings ticketless technology to festivals and gigs - first up, Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By 20 June 2012

    Paper tickets could soon be a thing of the past, after Samsung announced it is to use ticketless technology at live music events across the UK.  The scheme will start with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ gig at Knebworth on 23 June, with attendees each...

  • Samsung TecTiles brings meaning to NFC with tap commands
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    Samsung TecTiles brings meaning to NFC with tap commands

    By 13 June 2012

    NFC could be having a new lease of life breathed into it, thanks to Samsung’s TecTiles technology. Customers can fire up an application, check in on Facebook, open a website, make a phone call or send a text simply by tapping an NFC-enabled device on...

  • iPhone 4S already has iWallet capabilities, now it just needs iOS 6
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    iPhone 4S already has iWallet capabilities, now it just needs iOS 6

    By 8 June 2012

    With Apple set to announce iOS 6 at its WWDC event, speculation is mounting that this update will include the much-anticipated iWallet. However, could millions of us already be carrying the mobile money belt in our pockets? According to Forbes, Apple’s...

  • NFC contactless bus tickets trialled by Everything Everywhere and Stagecoach
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    NFC contactless bus tickets trialled by Everything Everywhere and Stagecoach

    By 25 May 2012

    Bus passengers in Cambridge can now use their mobile phone to pay for journeys, in a trial that could be extended to the rest of the UK. The scheme sees Everything Everywhere partnering with Stagecoach bus network and enables passengers to purchase tickets...

  • BlackBerry Music Gateway connects via NFC
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    BlackBerry Music Gateway connects via NFC

    By 1 May 2012

    RIM has unveiled the BlackBerry Music Gateway, a second stab at allowing BlackBerry Users to stream music to another device. This time the new device connects to BlackBerry devices via NFC before playing your music via Stereo Bluetooth. It effectively...

  • Barclaycard PayTag adds contactless payment to any phone: pictures and hands-on
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    Barclaycard PayTag adds contactless payment to any phone: pictures and hands-on

    By 19 April 2012

    Barclaycard has unveiled a new credit card that can add a contactless payment function to any phone, regardless of whether it is NFC-enabled or not. Called Barclaycard PayTag, the device is a small chip-filled Visa card with a sticky back that attaches...

  • Nokia Lumia 610 NFC now official (video)
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    Nokia Lumia 610 NFC now official (video)

    By 11 April 2012

    What looks like an NFC version of the Nokia Lumia 610 was inadvertently leaked yesterday in a video released on the company's own site. The video showed a white model, touted as the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, being used in the normal way NFC devices are,...

  • Sony Xperia sola wants to float your boat
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    Sony Xperia sola wants to float your boat

    By 13 March 2012

    It didn't take long for the handset codenamed the Sony Xperia Pepper, that was doing the rumour rounds earlier this week, to be made official. The handset also known as the Sony MT27i has landed as the Sony Xperia sola. The Sony Xperia sola has a 3.7-inch...

  • NXP builds smart washing machine with NFC and fabric detection
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    NXP builds smart washing machine with NFC and fabric detection

    By 1 March 2012

    NXP Semiconductors, the co-inventor of NFC technology, has used the Embedded World 2012 exhibition in Germany, to show off what it believes could be the next generation in kitchen appliances - a smart washing machine that's NFC and RFID-enabled. The device...

  • Orange partners with Eat for NFC Quick Tap Treats
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    Orange partners with Eat for NFC Quick Tap Treats

    By 24 February 2012

    Orange has signed a deal with the Eat restaurant chain which allows its customers to use NFC-enabled phones to receive free food or coffee each day. Using Quick Tap Treats, Eat visitors need only press their handset against specially designed posters...

  • Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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    Sony Japan ID badges can be read by Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    By 21 February 2012

    Pocket-lint recently flew to Japan to get the inside info from Sony about its TV ranges for 2012 and beyond. And, although it's no surpise that Sony HQ is a haven for all sorts of cool tech, while we were there we had a bit of fun with the firm's ID cards...

  • LG Optimus LTE Tag lands with NFC action aplenty
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    LG Optimus LTE Tag lands with NFC action aplenty

    By 20 February 2012

    Not content with bothering our tight pockets with the 5-inch phablet that is the Optimus Vu, LG has also unleashed the LG Optimus LTE Tag - an Android smartphone all geared up for some NFC loving. The Tag part of the moniker comes as a result of this...

  • Nokia to embrace NFC for future Lumia smartphones
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    Nokia to embrace NFC for future Lumia smartphones

    By 1 February 2012

    Nokia's design chief Marko Ahtisaari has told The Guardian that the mobile giant is working on a Windows Phone handset that uses NFC technology to connect with external accessories, and also hinted at smartphones with wireless charging. It sounds as if...

  • Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers
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    Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers

    By 27 January 2012

    We've Nintendo Wii U news aplenty following bossman Satoru Iwata's comments following the latest earnings call by the Japanese gaming giant. First up is confirmation of what we all kind of knew already - that the next-generation console is going to land...

  • Sony Xperia S NFC Xperia SmartTags explained
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    Sony Xperia S NFC Xperia SmartTags explained

    By 26 January 2012

    One of the new features coming to the Sony Xperia S is NFC. NFC is great where you have an infrastructure that supports it, but what if you have no use for NFC? Well, Sony (née Sony Ericsson) have put NFC to use in automating tasks on your new Xperia...

  • Parrot Starck-designed Zik headphones bring NFC to your ears
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    Parrot Starck-designed Zik headphones bring NFC to your ears

    By 11 January 2012

    Parrot has revealed its new Zik headphones designed by Phillipe Starck, which bring together a massive amount of audio technology in smooth, standout styling. And when we say packed with cutting edge tech, we mean it. First off, the Zik headphones are...

  • 10 tech trends that will be big in 2012
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    10 tech trends that will be big in 2012

    By 5 January 2012

    2012 is here, but what will we be talking about for the next 12 months, what will be the big trends of 2012, and what will dominate the headlines? The easy answer is Apple, but that's boring, so instead prepare yourself to be talking a lot about the following...

  • PayPal all-in-one debit card lightens your wallet
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    PayPal all-in-one debit card lightens your wallet

    By 3 November 2011

    PayPal has recently given a glimpse of the way it sees future in-store payments taking place with a new PayPal Wallet, which it hopes will replace all your existing debit and credit cards cluttering up your wallet. The new PayPal Wallet system - which...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 MasterCard PayPass approved
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 MasterCard PayPass approved

    By 26 October 2011

    The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the BlackBerry Curve 9360 are the world's first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be MasterCard PayPass approved, Research in Motion has announced. What this means is that the devices have met the financial giant's guidelines and,...

  • Square's iPhone credit card reader to sell in Walmart
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    Square's iPhone credit card reader to sell in Walmart

    By 24 October 2011

    The Twitter co-founder's credit card service Square, has announced that it will be selling its Square credit card readers in Walmart - expanding the product outside of tech-based shopping outlets. Previously the Square card reader was only available from...