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New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments

New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments

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We knew this was coming, but it's now officially announced as Orange and Barclaycard's plan to team up on a joint contactless credit card has come to fruition with the launch of the Orange credit card. Consumers should note, however, that while Barclays... >>

VIDEO: RFID-tag-destroying gun built

VIDEO: RFID-tag-destroying gun built

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When the robots rise up and try to overthrow human civilisation, you're going to want to be holding one of these. The Rfiddler gun fires an electromagnetic pulse that's designed to overload RFID tags. It was built by Codeninja from a Nerf N-Strike Recon... >>

Flipside wallet safeguards RFID cards

Flipside wallet safeguards RFID cards

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"Modern day pickpockets don't need to touch you to steal your money", warns ThinkGeek on the emergence of RFID-enabled credit and debit cards. Although such thieves would have to be high tech wizards complete with the necessary kit, if you want to be... >>

VIDEO: Apple prototyping RFID iPhones?

VIDEO: Apple prototyping RFID iPhones?

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Apple is rumoured to be testing some prototypes of a next-generation iPhone that includes an RFID reader built in. According to Einar Rosenberg, who runs LinkedIn's Near Field Communications group, "the reaction was very positive that we can expect this... >>

EAT to offer contactless payment nationwide

EAT to offer contactless payment nationwide

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Barclaycard has announced another high street retailer is to roll out a contactless payment system for its OnePulse cards. Sandwich, soup and cofee shop EAT is to offer wave and pay transactions across its entire chain of 100 stores from mid-November.... >>

Smug Mug adds RFID chip to coffee cup

Smug Mug adds RFID chip to coffee cup

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In the States a college inventor has created an RFID-enabled coffee cup, allowing for wave-and-pay transactions in coffee houses without getting your wallet out. While here in the UK NFC phones and RFID card systems have and are being trialled by both... >>

Freecom launches hard drive with RFID keycard

Freecom launches hard drive with RFID keycard

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Freecom is offering an external hard drive that locks via a keycard. The Hard Drive Secure is aimed at both businesses and particularly security conscious consumers and comes complete with two RFID-equipped, AES encrypted cards. Waving the card over the... >>

Apple patents haptics, fingerprint reader and RFID for iPhone

Apple patents haptics, fingerprint reader and RFID for iPhone

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New patent applications uncovered by MacRumours reveal potential future iPhone plans from Apple, that cover tactile feedback for the touchscreen, biometrics and wave-and-pay possibilities. Unlike rival's touchscreens the iPhone's multi-touch display does... >>

NXP announces industry standard NFC chip

NXP announces industry standard NFC chip

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Contactless payment with your mobile phone is a step closer to wider adoption as an industry development that sees a universal platform created for the technology, has now been announced. Philips' NXP has unveiled what it says is the world's first truly... >>

Orange and Barclaycard team up for contactless phone payments

Orange and Barclaycard team up for contactless phone payments

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Orange and Barclaycard have announced a partnership to develop "a range of mobile, financial and payment services that will change the way we pay". The companies will launch co-branded products and services that will let their combined 28 million customers... >>