11/14/2011, HID Global and Sony have come together to collaborate on a NFC-enabled contactless smart card reader platform which might soon be the de facto standard when it comes to wireless payments the next time you head out to the grocery store. This effort is said to embed secure access control capabilities and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality into laptops as well as numerous other mobile devices, where a secure element […]
11/09/2011, NFC – or Near Field Communications if you prefer to mention everything by name, does hold plenty of promise in the world of mobile devices, but it remains to be seen just which company is able to harness the power of NFC to make it a “must have” piece of technology. Arriving on the scene in the US in a mainstream manner via Samsung’s Nexus S from Google, it made […]
11/07/2011, If you own an NFC-enabled Symbian phone and you’re looking for some entertainment, why not take a break from Angry Birds and try something different instead? Nokia has just released NFC Games on the Beta Labs – a collection of games that require you to use the NFC functionality of your Nokia phone. But in addition to having the app and NFC phone, you’ll need a whole bunch of cards […]
10/31/2011, If you’ve been reading this tech blog, I’m pretty sure you would heard of Google Wallet by now but most of you probably have yet to experience using it. After all, it’s only for the Sprint Samsung Nexus S at the moment, which means there aren’t a lot of people with Google Wallets. But if you’re keen on giving it a shot to see what the fuss is all about, […]
10/27/2011, There has been a lot of talk surrounding RIM’s new platform – BBX. The new platform is to RIM what Windows Phone is to Nokia, a second chance at reclaiming the market that both companies used to dominate, and along with their new platform, there has been talks about a BBX device called the Blackberry Colt, and thanks to n4bb, more details surrounding the device have emerged, although we’ll probably […]
10/27/2011, If you ever wanted a reason to get your hands on a Nokia device, the Finnish company has entered into an agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to develop an NFC-based ticketing solution, whose pilot program is expected to make its debut on regional commuter trains by the end of 2011. Given that we’re about 2 months away from the end of year, it looks like commuters […]
10/21/2011, NFC is a great technology and allows us to perform a multitude of tasks, mobile payments for example (i.e. Google Wallet). Now what about taking that concept, and applying it to our daily life where NFC can be used in our food courts to order our food? Well this concept was created by a student at the University of Sydney, Stephen Davis, and his idea is a table where NFC […]
10/21/2011, Google went about quietly updating their Google Maps on Android, where the Internet search giant decided to throw in NFC support – signalling the possibility of future apps arriving with such support as well in order to take advantage of the situation. The official change would be storage related, where Maps is said to be far more efficient than ever before with regards to its method of storing downloaded map […]
10/17/2011, While there’s only one phone on one carrier that is capable of making payments with Google Wallet, it looks like a lot more merchants are warming up to the idea of having NFC-based payments. Google has just announced that a whole bunch of new stores now support Google Wallet payments and “Featured Offers”. Starting today, shoppers at American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s OfficeMax […]
10/14/2011, With the Motorola Droid RAZR/Spyder/HD expected to be announced on the 18th of October, perhaps you might want to get yourself a Bluetooth headset to go with it, and it just so happens that Motorola today has announced two new Bluetooth headsets in the form of the ELITE SILVER (pictured above) and ELITE FLIP (pictured below after the break).
10/13/2011, Along with the Nokia 603 that was launched today, Nokia announced a brand new wireless Bluetooth headset called the Nokia Luna. And just like its previously launched Play 360 speakers, what sets the Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset from other wireless headsets is the fact that it is NFC-enabled. As part of a two-piece design, all users need to do is remove the top part of the headset from the base […]
10/11/2011, There are a whole load of uses for NFC technology, with the most common use being for making digital payments. Well it appears that the folks over in Taiwan Taxi have bigger plans for the technology. Together with Nokia, Taiwan Taxi created the world’s first NFC taxi booking service. By using a NFC-enabled device, users can book a cab by just placing the device next to specially made posters littered […]
10/11/2011, Sonim phones are definitely tough when you compare them to the rest of the phones in the market, and recently their Sonim XP3300 Force picked up the Guinness World Record for surviving the longest freefall, but those achievements and laurels have not stopped the company from innovating themselves even further. Right now, Sonim is about to expand their family of tough smartphones with a trio of mil-spec devices at CTIA […]
10/10/2011, Prior to Blackberry 7, owners of Blackberry devices who wanted to swap contact information had to either scan the QR code of the other person’s Blackberry device or add them via the BB pin, but it looks like those days may be behind us as RIM has unveiled the Blackberry Tag.