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Sony’s New Wireless Speaker And Headphones

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Sony has introduced a new Bluetooth wireless speaker and new headphone models.

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

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

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Use Your NFC Smartphone to Replace Your Hyundai Car Keys

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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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Top Mobile Technology Innovations of 2012

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The year 2012 is almost over, and with that in mind we take a look back at just some of the most innovative mobile technologies making their way into the mainstream this year.

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iPhone 5S Launching in June with Colors, 128GB, IGZO Display?

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We've already heard that Apple could be releasing a new iPhone in the spring, returning to its old release schedule, but now we're hearing some more details about the upcoming iPhone 5S.

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Boombero Near Field Speakers have a Retro Styling, Cost Just $72.29

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It is not surprising to see accessories pop up that use the NFC standard over other wireless connection types like Bluetooth. The new Boombero NFC Audio Speaker is one of these accessories.

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

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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.

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NFC Hack Allows Free Rides On The Subway

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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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Apple Patent Suggest Sliding Virtual Cards to Confirm NFC Payments?

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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?

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The World’s First NFC Keyboard is Here

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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.

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NFC-Enabled iTravel App Patented by Apple for iPhone 5

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

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Parrot Zik Are the Most Advanced Wireless Headphones Ever Created

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In a headphone industry first, the Parrot Zik comes with integrated NFC (near field technology) communication. The key advantage here is that you can pair up the headphones with a compatible NFC and Bluetooth-touting device simply by tapping them together. You no longer have to deal with "discovering" new devices and entering passcodes. The NFC tag is in the left ear cup.

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Rumor: Could iPhone 5 Have NFC Technology?

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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

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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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Everything We Know About The Nintendo Wii U Tablet Controller

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We thought cost could be an issue and we also thought battery life could be a problem. And now, Nintendo has confirmed our hesitations about the latter.

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