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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.

Motorola Skip NFC Accessory Will Make Logging in Easier For You – And Potential...

Motorola’s Skip NFC-based tag will allow you to get to Moto X’s homescreen without the need for typing in the passcode.

Microsoft Develops NFC Alternative, Uses Microphone and Speaker

It looks like the researchers over at Microsoft have come up with a pretty cool alternative to NFC, which they call Dhwani. Developed by Microsoft India, the system utilizes sound to transmit data. Even better, there is no special hardware required to make it work.

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.
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iPhone 5S could Arrive in More Colors and with NFC Support, Says Analyst

While the iPhone 6 is probably a long ways away, the same might not be true for an iPhone 5 update, known as the iPhone 5S. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, the phone is coming in June and will offer hardware updates including NFC and an improved camera.

Windows Phone 8’s NFC Features Will Allow Limited Cross-Platform Communication with Android

Starting with Windows Phone 8 devices, NFC will now come into play on Microsoft's newest mobile platform. While this isn't that surprising, it is interesting to know that the tap+send features in Windows Phone 8 will actually work just fine between WP8 devices and Android phones.

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.

Apple Patent Suggest Sliding Virtual Cards to Confirm NFC Payments?

Rumors suggest that NFC could be in the works for the new iPhone. While the limited space and rumored design of the so-called iPhone 5 might not allow for it, one thing does seem clear- Apple is interested in NFC. If not now, perhaps in the iPhone 5S or whatever they decide to call it?

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.

The World’s First NFC Keyboard is Here

For the most part, NFC has been used for things like mobile payments, though a few unique uses exist out there. Now comes probably one of the strangest yet coolest uses for NFC ever, quick connecting to a keyboard.

NFC-Enabled iTravel App Patented by Apple for iPhone 5

One of the newest patents awarded to Apple is something called iTravel, which is an NFC-based transportation check-in system.

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).

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.

Sony’s Xperia Sola with Floating Touch and NFC

Today Sony officially unveiled its latest Android smartphone, the Xperia Sola.

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.

BlackBerry Tag with NFC adds “Bump” to Berries

Well, the same kind of idea is now heading to a Berry near you, because Research in Motion has announced the upcoming BlackBerry Tag app for its smartphone devices.

NFC Payments at Apple Store Hint Toward NFC iPhone 5?

Looks like the rumors keep flip-flopping back and forth on this issue. Will the next iPhone (whether it's called the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4S) have NFC or won't it? The newest reports are pushing us in the direction of yes.

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.

Angry Birds Magic Forces You to Find Nokia NFC Friends

Last week we caught wind that Rovio was going to unveil a new game called Angry Birds Magic at WIMA this week. The kicker is that the new version of the game made use of NFC in some creative way. As it turns out, it's not all that creative.

Rovio to Introduce Angry Birds Magic with NFC at WIMA

Weee. Oink, oink, oink. Few games in recent memory have captured the same kind of mass market hysteria as Angry Birds. It started on the iPhone, but the franchise quickly expanded to all kinds of other platforms. So, what's next for Rovio? NFC, it seems.

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.

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.

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.

VeriFone To Bring NFC Payments From Pipe Dream To Mainstream

Payment solutions company VeriFone is announcing it will make the push towards smartphone-based NFC as a widely-accepted method of payment, and that the technology will be incorporated as standard into their next line of point-of-sale devices.

Moving Forward: All BlackBerry Devices to Sport NFC Tech

Even though the new payment system at Starbucks is based on a barcode scanner, near field communications (NFC) will really represent the future of mobile payment. And RIM wants to be all over this thing.

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.

Starbucks mobile payments roll out with barcodes, not NFC

The next time you order a trenta-sized iced mocha frapp, you won't need to whip out your wallet. You'll just need to flash your iPhone at the barista.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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Russia’s Kalashnikov, the Gun Maker, is Now a Drone Maker

The world’s most famous gun maker and gunsmith of the world’s most deadly long firearm has unveiled its first ever spy-in-the-sky drone and is...

Samsung’s Art-Inspired Frame TV is Now Available

Samsung has just come out with a TV set that feels less like technology, but still makes you enjoy the tech behind the screen....

Movie Formats like 4DX will Make Movie Theaters More like Theme...

When Cars 3 was released, it became the first Pixar film to be distributed in 4DX, the motion-based “immersive” film format from South Korea’s CJ...

Samsara Smart Suitcase is Overfunded on Kickstarter Because of its Design

Samsara luggage is being touted on Kickstarter as a “smart suitcase” with tech included. However, it would seem that the current crop of smart suitcase...

This Company is Creating an Absurd and Futuristic Self-Driving Store on...

A small, Swedish startup company called Wheelys is attempting to compete with Amazon at creating cashier-free stores with automated checkouts. However, after rolling out the...

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Meitu Just Launched a Sailor Moon Phone with a Selfie Stick

Anybody who has Meitu on their phone surely loves taking selfies. Many want to own a selfie stick in order to avoid having to...

HiMirror: Instant Skin Analysis through a Snapshot

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R.I.P. MP3: But the MP3 is Still Alive and Will Be Just Fine

People on the internet seem to be spilling a lot of pixels over the fact that the MP3 has been declared dead by its inventors...

People Don’t Buy Tablets Anymore and the Device Trend is Dying

You may be part of the dying breed if you own a tablet. Customers are buying fewer tablets so keep that in good condition...

5 Amazing Travel Gadgets That May Come in Handy on Your Next Trip

Sometimes you just need to get away. Go far away from the city and leave all the stress behind. However, there are times when...

Toddlers that Play with Touchscreens Get Less Sleep

A scientific study has discovered that toddlers and younger children that constantly play or use devices with touchscreens such as tablets have less sleeping...