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

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... >>

Big Wine Festival sees cashless future

Big Wine Festival sees cashless future

By 18 October 2011

If you’ve ever been to a festival before you know that you get given a wristband that lets you get into certain areas, but what if that wristband was also your wallet? The Big Wine Festival, to be held in Reading in June 2012, is using the latest technology... >>

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SureFlap microchip cat flap

By 11 August 2010

It's 3am when you are wrenched from your slumbers. A yowling and hissing mess of fur and claws is rolling around your house, fighting with everything in its arsenal. You stagger into the fray, waving your leather slipper, ready to put to the offending... >>

5 technologies that will make sense in 2015

5 technologies that will make sense in 2015

By 29 March 2010

New technology is a wonderful thing, but waiting to get it into your hands can be maddening. It's all very well when Nikon launches a compact camera or Sony a new version of the PSP, but take it beyond the realm of consumer hardware and that lag time... >>

New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments

New Orange Credit Card offers contactless payments

By 7 January 2010

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

By 23 December 2009

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

By 23 November 2009

"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?

By 6 November 2009

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

By 2 November 2009

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

By 20 October 2009

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... >>