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Apple Wants You To Rent A Bird Scooter Using Apple Pay And NFC

Apple appears to be betting big on NFC to expand Apple Pay’s horizons. It’s apparently partnering with Bonobos and a handful of other services to make different transactions more frictionless.

Apple May 14, 2019

Your iPhone Might Soon Get More NFC Features, Like Using It As A Bus Pass: Report

It appears Apple might have a lot in store this June for its WWDC event. One of them could be major upgrades to NFC on iPhones.

Apple April 23, 2019

Scientists Develop Wireless Sensors That Monitor NICU Babies

Researchers from Northwestern University have developed wireless sensors for preterm babies. The team, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Save the Children, plans to conduct more trials later this year.

Biotech March 1, 2019

New York City Subways To Soon Accept Apple Pay And Android Pay, But Don't Throw Away Your MetroCards Yet

New York City subway riders will soon be able to use Apple Pay and Android Pay while traveling. Commuters eager to throw away their MetroCards should hold back, though, as the rollout of the technology will not start immediately.

Business Tech October 24, 2017

Qualcomm Planning To Buy NXP Semiconductors For $30 Billion: How The Acquisition Will Impact The Chip Sector

Qualcomm is planning to buy Netherlands-based chipmaker NXP Semiconductors, and may have to spend as much as $30 billion to close the deal. But it will open up new lines of business for the chip manufacturer.

Business Tech September 30, 2016

South Korean Fintech Firms To File NFC Complaint Against Apple

South Korean fintech companies announced a legal action against Apple is possible over the company's refusal to open up its API for NFC. The groups argue that Apple holds a monopoly of the tech, barring businesses and customers' rights.

Business Tech September 15, 2016

Apple Pay Sees 400 Percent User Growth Amid Antitrust Woes: Major Banks In Australia Say It's Anticompetitive

Apple is under fire in Australia where a group of banks are blaming the company of anti-trust behavior. The subject matter is Apple Pay, as local lenders are aiming to give iPhone owners electronic payment alternatives to Apple’s service.

Apple July 27, 2016

Barclays To Roll Out Its Own Contactless Payment App For Android

More and more consumers are upgrading to devices that have the necessary near-field communication technology.

Business Tech May 12, 2016

WhatsApp Is Reportedly Working On Adding QR Codes And NFC Tags For Group Invites

The message app WhatsApp is reportedly working on QR codes and NFC tag functionalities that would allow users to send group invites.

Apps/Software May 6, 2016

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Is A Cool New Entry-Level DSLR Up For Preorder Now At $550

Canon recently opened preorders for its latest entry-level DSLR, the EOS Rebel T6. The nifty image snapper combines the complexity and features of a DSLR with the user-friendliness of a smartphone.

Gadgets March 11, 2016

Optus New NFC Accessories Allow iPhone Users To Make Tap And Go Payments

Optus launched new payment accessories, namely the Payment Sticker and the Optus Band, to allow Australian users with older iPhones to make contactless payments. The accessories are compatible with iPhones running iOS 8 or later.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 8, 2016

Chase ATMs Will Soon Let You Withdraw Money Via Smartphone

Chase Bank has announced that its customers will be able to deposit or withdraw funds, as well as complete other normal transactions, with only their smartphones at ATMS scheduled to be upgraded later this year.

Apps/Software January 27, 2016

One2Touch SlimType Smartphone Cover Launches As The 'World's Smartest Keyboard Cover': Check It Out

Need a reliable cover that will protect your smartphone from scratches on the screen and back? The new SlimType smartphone cover works by not only providing the best protection to your device, but also with an integrated keyboard for faster access to email, contacts and more.

Gadgets January 8, 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5 Will Have NFC, Chinese Documents Show

According to Chinese documents, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 will have NFC support. The Chinese domestic card organization listed 32 smartphones that'll support its payment system, and the Xiaomi flagship was included.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 15, 2015

Swatch Taps Visa To Bring Contactless Payments To Its Bellamy Smartwatch In US, Brazil And Switzerland

Swatch just struck a deal with Visa Inc. and Visa Europe to enable contactless payments for its Bellamy analog smartwatch in the U.S., Switzerland and Brazil. Payments will work via NFC.

Wearable Tech November 30, 2015

New Square Reader With Apple Pay Support Launches At Select Businesses

Eventually the wireless readers will be pretty much everywhere, if history's any indication.

Gadgets November 23, 2015

Samsung Pay Now Supports Chase Bank

Consumers can now make purchases with their Chase credit, debit or Liquid cards using Samsung Pay. It marks the fourth large U.S. bank that allows debit card payments via Samsung Pay.

Deals November 23, 2015

Highly-Customizable Blocks Modular Smartwatch Now Up For Preorder

People who have a knack for anything that is customizable will surely agree that the Blocks smartwatch is the next best thing that has ever happened to the wearables industry. The device is now available for preorder at the price of $330 with additional charges for shipping.

Wearable Tech November 23, 2015

This Chip Is Implanted Under The Skin And Used To Pay For Things Using Bitcoin

Patric Lanhed, in partnership with Juanjo Tara, an Arduino developer, has come up with a computer chip that is implanted under the skin and has NFC capabilities, enabling users to pay for goods.

Gadgets November 2, 2015

Banks Could Soon Challenge Samsung Pay And Android Pay, But Not Apple Pay

Mobile payment services from Samsung and Google got competition. Capital One was the first bank to roll out a mobile app that rivals Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Apple Pay has an advantage in the mobile transaction niche.

Apps/Software October 20, 2015

OnePlus Mini With Helio X10, 13MP Camera And NFC Chip Tipped To Have A $250 Price Tag And 2015 Release

The full set of specs and features for the rumored new OnePlus smartphone said to be in development has been released online. Here’s what we know so far about the OnePlus Mini.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 7, 2015

Samsung Launches Mobile Payment System Samsung Pay In US Today

Samsung Pay rolls out in the U.S. today, Sept. 28, but only works on newer devices such as the Galaxy S6 Edge and Note 5.

Apps/Software September 28, 2015

New Microsoft Patent Suggests The Xbox Could Get Its Own Amiibo-Like NFC Wearables Soon

Microsoft patented a wearable device utilizing interactive smart beads in hopes to rival Nintendo's Amiibo Figurines.

Gadgets September 24, 2015

Android Pay Is Now Available In Google Play Store

Google's mobile payment app Android Pay is now available to download for all Android devices in the Play Store, as the company separated the new app from its previous mobile wallet.

Apps/Software September 21, 2015

Alleged Prototype For 4-Inch iPhone 6c Case Leaks Online, Hints At November Launch

Apple is said to be working on the low-budget iPhone 6c that may launch on November this year. The handset is expected to have a 4-inch display.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 27, 2015

Coin 2.0 Is Now Available With Added Contactless Payment Features

Coin 2.0 is the second iteration of the new wallet-consolidating electronic payment system.

Apps/Software August 26, 2015

Rite Aid To Accept Apple Pay And Google Wallet On Aug. 15

After initially refusing to accept NFC mobile payments in support of still unavailable CurrentC, Rite Aid now has a change of heart.

Business August 12, 2015

BlackBerry Leap Review Roundup: Something Old, Something New

BlackbBerry Leap's design, specs, and appeal. Here's what some technopiles are saying.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 25, 2015

Smart Wine Bottle Aims To Curb Counterfeits By Connecting To Your Phone

Thinfilm says its new smart bottle could help stop the spread of counterfeit wine.

Gadgets July 14, 2015

Amazon Now Selling Nintendo 3DS XL New Red And New Black

If you want to get your hands on Nintendo’s recently launched gaming system, there’s Amazon.

Video Games June 2, 2015

Android Pay vs. Apple Pay: What Are The Similarities And Differences

Google has unveiled a new mobile payments system that looks and sounds eerily like Apple Pay. Is there really any difference between it and Android Pay?

Apps/Software May 30, 2015

Google Unveils Android Pay At I/O 2015

Apple Pay is definitely making waves, but Google's got something up its sleeve: Android Pay. Of course, this isn't just another NFC payment system, either: Google's putting some new key features into its payment program.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 28, 2015

Let There Be Light ... And Sound: Sony Unveils LED Light Bulb With Bluetooth Speaker

Sony Japan has announced the release of an LED bulb that has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that will cater to customers who want to listen to music and have good lighting anywhere in the house.

FUTURE TECH May 13, 2015

Nintendo Says Sorry For Amiibo Shortage

Nintendo has apologized for its lack of supply for amiibo figurines, saying that it hopes to better keep up with the production of them in the future. The news shows how well the company has done with amiibo.

Video Games May 5, 2015

Get Ready Apple Pay: Samsung Pay Goes Live In US And South Korea In September

Samsung confirms that it is finally launching its very own payment service known as Samsung Pay. Initially, the service will be launched in the U.S. and in South Korea in the second half of 2015.

Apps/Software May 1, 2015

Google Wallet Now FDIC Insured Even If You Can't Imagine Google Going Bankrupt

Google Wallet is now federally insured, which protects users in the unlikely event the search engine company goes bankrupt. PayPal isn't FDIC backed and says there a good reason for that.

Business April 21, 2015

Mobile Payment System Rumble: Apple Pay Vs. Samsung Pay Vs. Android Pay

While they all have similar-sounding names, these mobile payment services have major differences. What’s the best for you to use?

Feature March 6, 2015

Say Buh-Bye To Softcard, Hello Google Wallet

It’s a bizarre turn of fate for the carrier-backed mobile payments system, which was conceived as a means to kill off Google Wallet.

Business March 5, 2015

PayPal Acquires Paydiant As It Gears Up For Battle With Apple Pay, Google Wallet

PayPal is not about to give up on the mobile payments space even as Apple Pay soars in popularity and other tech titans develop their own solutions.

Deals March 3, 2015

MWC 2015: PayPal Acquires Paydiant To Develop NFC-Enabled Card Readers

PayPal is buying Paydiant, a startup that provides the mobile payments and loyalty technology used by many big-name retailers in their apps. The news was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona.

Business March 2, 2015

Google Reportedly Introducing Android Pay At Google I/O: Hello Apple Pay

After Apple Pay’s phenomenal launch, Google attempts to revive its efforts at mobile payments with a new Android Pay API.

Business February 26, 2015

LG To Unveil Watch Urbane LTE With Mobile Payment Support At Mobile World Congress

LG is set to take the wraps off an upgraded LTE version of its smartwatch, the Watch Urbane, at the MWC 2015. The latest Watch Urbane LTE will be able to make mobile payments on its own without pairing to a smartphone.

Wearable Tech February 26, 2015

Samsung Buys LoopPay But Can It Make A Dent In The Mobile Payment Industry?

Samsung has announced the acquisition of LoopPay, a mobile payment service that the company is expected to use to launch a mobile payment service of its own. But does Samsung have a chance in the increasingly competitive mobile payment industry?

Business February 20, 2015

Link, Mario, And Pikachu Top List Of Most Popular Amiibo Figures in U.S.

Nintendo is selling millions of its NFC-enabled figurines, and Link, Mario, and Pikachu are among the most popular of them all.

Video Games February 17, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Coming With Samsung Pay? Beware Apple Pay

While Apple Pay may be the king of mobile payments, a new system to be launched by Samsung could actually possibly topple the king off its throne.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 5, 2015

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