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Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Has Camera and NFC

When you look at the current crop of smartwatches on the market today, they’re relatively basic in terms of functionality. The rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, on the other hand, looks like it’s going to get loaded with features that almost take it to smartphone territory.

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Use Your NFC Smartphone to Replace Your Hyundai Car Keys

Many people have replaced their Starbucks cards, for example, with a mobile app that offers even more functionality. You might already be using NFC on your smartphone to replace some credit cards, but what if you could replace your car keys too? Hyundai wants to make that happen.

Android
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NFC Hack Allows Free Rides On The Subway

Want to ride on the subway for free? While there is no such thing as a ‘free ride’ in life, there is a free ride on the subway when you use an NFC hack. Obviously this is completely illegal, but researchers have no discovered that contactless fare cards in New Jersey and San Francisco transit systems can be hacked using a special Android application and NFC technology.

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New Photos Suggest NFC is On Its Way to the New iPhone

When it comes to upcoming products, few have more excitement or speculation surrounding them then the iPhone does. We’ve seen batteries, faceplates and just about everything imaginable for the new iPhone so far- yet here comes yet another leak, this time including what might be an NFC chip.

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Rumor: Could iPhone 5 Have NFC Technology?

Rumors continue to pop up now and then about the upcoming iPhone, even though its more than likely at this point that such a device isn’t coming until later this year, probably around October. One such new rumor has to do with with near field communication (NFC).

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Samsung Introduces New NFC Sticker System For NFC-Equipped Smartphones

NFC technology is becoming more and more commonplace in today’s smartphones, but the truth is that outside of mobile payment systems such as Google Wallet, they aren’t really being put to full use. This could all change thanks to a new Samsung technology called TecTiles, which essentially are little packs of five stickers for $14.99 that are programmable and can be swiped by your NFC-equipped phone.

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SIM Card Integrates NFC Connectivity

Part of the reason why NFC hasn’t quite taken off in the mainstream is that the average consumer may not have an NFC-enabled smartphone. The SIMply NFC-Revolution fixes that by offering a SIM card that has the whole NFC business built into it.

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BlackBerry Bold Smartphones get NFC, OS7 and Touchscreen

If you were just to look at the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Bold 9930, you probably wouldn’t think much of them. They look a heck of a lot like existing Bold phones, except that they happen to be a fair bit thinner at 10.5mm. However, it’s the stuff under the hood that’ll have RIM fans interested.

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Sprint To Compete Against Isis: NFC In 2011, Google Bank?

NFC capable devices are ramping up and soon you will be able to wave your mobile at a teller to complete a purchase of goods. Sprint, the third largest wireless carrier in the US, has told Bloomberg they plan to beat AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to the NFC game by launching as early as this year.

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Google Partners with MasterCard, Citigroup to Develop NFC Payment Scheme

The Google Nexus S has a near field communications (NFC) chip in it, so you know that Google is interested in pursuing this technology for a variety of purposes. The most obvious application is mobile payments and it looks like the search engine has just made its next big move on this front, buddying up with MasterCard and Citigroup to make it happen.

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No NFC for Apple iPhone 5, Wait for iPhone 6

The boys and girls at Research in Motion are dedicated to bringing NFC technology to every new BlackBerry, but it looks like their counterparts in Cupertino aren’t nearly as enthusiastic. Based on a report from UK paper The Independent, Apple is not going to include NFC in its iPhone 5.

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NFC to go viral with the Nexus S, iPad 2 and iPhone 5

You know how Starbucks is starting to accept mobile payments via barcode? They decided not to use NFC because of lack of adoption at this point. But that may soon be changing, because both the upcoming iPhone 5 and the iPad 2 could be rocking near field communications.

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First look: BlackBerry Curve Apollo with 7.2Mbps HSPA, NFC

On my part, it can sometimes be quite challenging to get excited about entry-level to mid-tier smartphones. They usually get hand-me-down parts from their higher end counterparts and that seems like what is happening with the Curve line once again with the next-generation “Apollo” BlackBerry Curve.

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Jim Balsillie guarantees NFC enroute to BlackBerry

Near field communications technology isn’t exactly new, but it’s catching all sorts of traction in the mobile phone arena. When asked about NFC, Balsillie boldly said that the company would “be fools” not to include NFC in a future BlackBerry smartphone.

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Video: Apple iPhone 4G to Feature RFID-Based NFC

The first Apple iPhone introduced us to the platform and brought touchscreen handsets to the forefront. The iPhone 3G stepped it up with the App Store and the iPhone 3GS made things faster. What can we expect from the iPhone 4G? It seems that the 2010 edition could have RFID. This latest rumor comes byu […]

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ImCoSys has Linux Smartphone with Skinplex NFC

As if you haven’t already heard of every possible feature you can find on a PDA phone already, ImCoSys of Switzerland is set to release a smartphone that runs on Linux (hurray!) and features Skinplex NFC. Now, I’m not entirely clear on what that is, but according to the press release, with Skinplex NFC, you […]

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Nokia Launches NFC Shell for Seamless Mobile Payments

Nokia has announced a new product for secure mobile payments and ticketing, being dubbed as the world’s first Near Field Communications (NFC) product for mobile payments, the first NFC handset will essentially be an enhanced Nokia 3220 phone. The NFC shell for payment and ticketing will allow consumers to conduct seamless transactions simply by touching […]

Android
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Meet Nextbit Robin – The First Cloud Based Android Smartphone

Long gone are those days when the smartphone market was just dominated by a few big names. Today, the smartphone industry has become a multi-billion market with lots of new players racing each other to take the top spot. Visionary and experienced people guided by a mission of providing a unique smartphone that boasts of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Samsung Pay

The way we humans have been paying each other for goods and services has changed tremendously over the past few years. In fact, the way we have done transactions has had a deep impact on our lives. In the pre-historic or medieval period, we used to make use of barter system where we exchanged goods […]

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Initial Impressions of the Futuristic Looking Super-Secure Turing Phone

We all know that data around us is increasing every second. In fact, by the time you are done reading this sentence, data around you will get multiplied by a million times. That data also contains private data that is generally susceptible to threat and misuse. There is no such smartphone that promises a hundred […]

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review: A Great Upgrade to The Z2

It’s quite evident from the devices that Sony has unveiled in the recent years that the company has become quite mature and experimental. No matter what market share they hold, the thing is that their phones and tablets have certainly become better over the years (and costlier too). Refinement the products has always been their […]

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LG G4 Beat- Review, Spec, Highlights, Video!

In the diverse market of global smartphones, LG has presented the latest version of G4 device flagship for a special segment of users! Following the tradition of phablet and budget models that was first initiated by the company in May 2015, the digital giant today came up with the announcement of G4 Beat model. A […]

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Google I/O 2015- Day 1 and Announcements!

The keynote day for Google I/O conference 2015 was geared with the excitement of much-awaited announcements- the world was waiting, and Google was ready to share the idea of innovation with everyone around. The entire day was absolutely dedicated to Google’s upcoming trends, projects, ideas and constructive strategies- you might have missed most of it […]

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Samsung S6 Features and Design Review (Video)

Samsung’s latest heartthrob ‘Galaxy S6’ and ‘S6 Edge’ is finally becoming a dream come true as it soon hits the market! Attractive, stylish and impressive for sure, these brand new designs aim to create an everlasting impact on the minds of users. Galaxy S6 will be available from April 10. Samsung S6 is Thing of […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Google Nexus 5

If you’ve following the endless deluge of leaks over the last few months, then you pretty much already know everything about the Nexus 5. The difference is that it’s now all official and you can actually buy the hotly anticipated smartphone.