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TuneIn Radio adds NFC

October 23rd, 2013

TuneIn has updated the Windows Phone 8 version of its TuneIn Radio app, enabling NFC phone users to share their favourite playlists via NFC. TuneIn offers music, sports and news from more than 70,000 AM, FM and internet radio stations around the world.

Tapshoot offers NFC selfies

October 23rd, 2013

Windows Phone 8 users can now take better ‘selfies’ — and other photos — by triggering their smartphone’s camera from another device, using a new NFC app. The TapShoot app must be installed on both phones, before selecting which one is to take the photo. The devices are then paired by tapping them together, allowing the user to see the proposed shot and trigger its capture from the second phone.

Glocon shows off NFC and Bluetooth multi-function bracelet

October 15th, 2013

The creators of Glocon, a waterproof bracelet that combines NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, have shown their prototype device to a number of industry leaders at the Money2020 expo with the intention of launching on crowdfunding website Kickstarter later this year. More

Toshiba shows TransferJet kiosk

October 9th, 2013

Toshiba has demonstrated a touchscreen kiosk that combines a wireless charging station, NFC reader and fast data transfer technology TransferJet at the Ceatac 2013 tradeshow. The demo showed how consumers could pay and pair via NFC and then download digital content via a TransferJet micro USB dongle attached to their phone, Engadget reports. TransferJet can transfer an hour of video content in a matter of seconds.

Google to introduce smartwatch and NFC ring, bake payments into Android KitKat?

October 7th, 2013

As speculation builds for the likely launch of the Google Nexus 5 and new Android KitKat operating system later this month, rumours suggest Google could also unveil a smartwatch and NFC ring. More

HP puts NFC into enterprise printers

October 3rd, 2013

Hewlett Packard has announced two add-on units for existing printers and four new printers that use NFC to provide one-touch printing from mobile phones and other NFC devices. More

Tuit NFC ring looks for Kickstarter funding

October 2nd, 2013

The developers of Tuit, an NFC-based finger ring for unlocking Android smartphones, are aiming to raise US$100,000 through crowd funding website Kickstarter. More

Amodoria launches NFC jewellery range

October 2nd, 2013

Upmarket Dubai-based jewellery maker Amodoria has released a range of NFC-enabled items, including cufflinks and bracelets made with gemstones and gold and a premium leather wallet. All the items, which can be personalised to the… More

White paper details low cost option for adding two-way NFC to electronic devices

September 26th, 2013

“NFiC: A new, economical way to make a device NFC-compliant” has been produced by analog chip specialists AMS and is designed to help device makers understand the full range of options now available for adding NFC functionality to electronic products of all types. More

CPI to lead £10m printable NFC components project

September 24th, 2013

The Centre for Process Innovation, a consortium of major suppliers in the print, electronics and design industries, is to lead a £10m (US$16m) project to create a UK supply chain that will enable the widespread… More

NFC wristband developers seek funds on Kickstarter

September 23rd, 2013

A team of developers are raising funding on Kickstarter for a rubber wristband that wearers will be able to use to unlock their phone, cancel or postpone an alarm clock, control the volume of music,… More

Lenovo puts NFC in Yoga

September 10th, 2013

The latest version of Lenovo’s flexible ThinkPad Yoga Windows 8 ultrabook will include NFC. The 12.5-inch device is designed for business users, can be transformed from a laptop into a tablet by simply folding the screen back, and will launch in November starting at US$949.

Leica introduces compact camera with NFC

September 10th, 2013

Camera maker Leica has unveiled the Leica C, a compact camera capable of shooting full HD video, and the company’s first that includes NFC and WiFi for easy sharing. With a 12 megapixel 1/1.7-inch sensor… More

Envy Recline all-in-one gets NFC

September 10th, 2013

The larger 27-inch screen model of HP’s Envy Recline all-in-one PC includes NFC connectivity as well as a design that allows the touchscreen to be lowered to a typing position. An Intel i5 dual core processor, 12GB DDR3 memory and 1TB of storage come as standard. Prices start at US$1,399.

Sony adds NFC to latest Walkman

September 9th, 2013

Sony has included NFC pairing in its latest Walkman, the NWZ-F886. The music player runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, allowing users to download apps to the device, and Flac and Apple Lossless file compatibility, a 4-inch Triluminous display, WiFi and Bluetooth as well as 32GB of storage.

Apple patent reignites iPhone NFC hopes

September 9th, 2013

A newly published patent application shows that Apple has been working on ways to combine the fingerprint verification technology it acquired in July 2012 with NFC — and may also be eyeing a variation of… More

Sony launches NFC lens-style cameras for smartphones

September 4th, 2013

Sony has unveiled a family of photographic zoom lenses with integrated image sensors that can be connected to Android or iOS smartphones, via NFC and WiFi, to provide a high quality, DSLR-like camera experience. Speaking… More

BBM for Android to support NFC

September 4th, 2013

The Android version of BlackBerry’s popular chat service BlackBerry Messenger is now in beta testing, reports BlackBerryOS.com. The site has made a video showing the app’s user interface as well as how it can use NFC for sharing contacts.

HTC unveils Mini+ companion handset

September 4th, 2013

Phone maker HTC has unveiled the Mini+, a tiny lightweight companion handset that allows calls to be made using a smartphone’s connection once paired through NFC or Bluetooth. The Mini+ is the successor to the… More

GearID announces Bluetooth LE and NFC tracker tag

September 2nd, 2013

Startup GearID is raising funds on Kickstarter to produce GearTag, a smart tag that utilises both Bluetooth LE and NFC and is designed to be attached to personal possessions in order to track their location…. More

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