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Geode iPhone Case Clones and Digitizes Credit Cards

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Are you tired of carrying around George Costanza's wallet? Do you have way too many loyalty cards, credit cards, and debit cards? The Geode by iCache has got to be one of the smartest solutions we've seen in a while, digitizing that fat stack of plastic into a single iPhone case.

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Aatma Studio Releases iPad 3 Concept Video with Holograms (Video)

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Let’s just be perfectly clear. We’re reasonably certain that what is depicted in the video below is not what we’re going to see in San Francisco on March 7. Even so, this could offer a glimpse into what we might find in a future iPad in a time far far away. But the future does look bright. The concept video ...

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SIM Card Integrates NFC Connectivity

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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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Windows Phone 8 Details Leaked and Confirmed

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While Windows Phone hasn't enjoyed the same level of success as iOS and Android up to this point, it is still a very solid, if not sometimes misunderstood, operating system. Luckily, a new leak regarding WP8 shows that Microsoft is wasting no time in adding many great new features that might further push Windows Phone adoption beyond their highest expectations.

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BlackBerry Tag with NFC adds “Bump” to Berries

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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.

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Google Wallet smartphone app finally launches on Sprint

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In case you missed it, Google Wallet effectively stores your credit cards and other methods of payment onto your smartphone in the form of an Android app. When it comes time to pay for something, you simply tap your phone

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Pay for your frappalatte with Android

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I'll admit it, I am a coffee addict. The pot is usually on about as often as it rains here in Vancouver, but from time to time id sure like to treat myself to something special from the barista. No more fumbling change, now too like my iPhone friends, I can pull out an Android smartphone and pay up at the Starbucks before sitting down to write some news.

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RIP Credit Cards: Google Wallet To Change Mobile Payments

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Google Wallet is a free mobile app that stores virtual versions of your credit cards, debit cards and coupons, eliminating the need for plastic and replacing your wallet with your phone. It will be compatible with none other than the Nexus S 4G, on Sprint. The app will launch “soon" but we've learned a great deal about it in the meantime.

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NFC Payments at Apple Store Hint Toward NFC iPhone 5?

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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.

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BlackBerry Bold Smartphones get NFC, OS7 and Touchscreen

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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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Angry Birds Magic Forces You to Find Nokia NFC Friends

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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.

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Rovio to Introduce Angry Birds Magic with NFC at WIMA

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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.

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

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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 Effectively Kills QR Codes for Good

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You've seen them everywhere. Those weird 2D barcodes have made their way onto business cards, bus shelter advertisements, product packaging and into the newspaper. And now, the age of the QR code just might be coming to an end even before it ever really made any real mainstream impact. You can thank Google for that.

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Google Partners with MasterCard, Citigroup to Develop NFC Payment Scheme

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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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