July 1st, 2014
“In some parts of the developed world, NFC can sometimes be a solution looking for a problem but we’ve got plenty of problems here in Africa and it is an ideal solution for quite a few of them,” says mobile money expert Susie Lonie.
June 26th, 2014
Developers attending Google’s I/O conference have been given a DIY virtual reality headset that includes an NFC tag for connecting the device to their mobile phone.
April 4th, 2014
Singapore-based Mobispot Social Systems has introduced a platform that enables “modern city residents” to access a variety of services — including payments, transportation, ticketing, access control, discounts, membership and information sharing — via NFC wristbands….
March 20th, 2014
The NFC Forum has issued a statement outlining its position on host card emulation (HCE). The industry body confirms that the use of HCE does not conflict with its own standards but cautions that “service…
February 25th, 2014
Discount supermarket chain Aldi has launched an NFC marketing campaign at nine UK universities, with the goal of inspiring students to apply for the company’s graduate scheme. By tapping their NFC smartphone on the NFC-enabled…
December 12th, 2013
NFC World’s “Tap and Play! NFC in Toys and Games” webinar is now available to view online. 331 people registered to attend the event live — and participants gave it an overall rating of 4.1…
December 5th, 2013
NFC technology is included in the Nintendo Wii U and Disney Infinity as well as numerous smartphones and tablets — and it may yet make an appearance in Microsoft’s Xbox One. Join our webinar on Thursday 12 December to find out how NFC is changing the rules of the game.
November 20th, 2013
The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series, to be held from 13:00 to 14:00 GMT on Thursday 12 December, will focus on using NFC in toys and games. Join NFC World’s editor…
November 15th, 2013
Gym and health club members across the US are to get a personalised mobile experience that uses both NFC and Bluetooth LE thanks to a new deal between Outcast Fitness, the US’ largest health club…
November 4th, 2013
Students at Quinnipiac University and Tulane University in the US are testing an NFC version of the Blackboard Transact campus card system, enabling them to use NFC phones in place of their campus ID cards…
October 14th, 2013
The Bellevue Botanical Garden in Washington, USA has installed three NFC-enabled signs in its Fuchsia display garden as part of a pilot project which aims to discover how NFC can be used to engage with…
October 9th, 2013
Taiwan-based technology manufacturer Adlink has released an NFC phone and “industrial mobile handheld device” aimed at automatic identification and data capture applications that includes a 1D laser or 2D camera-based barcode scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1…
October 8th, 2013
Students and staff at Queen Mary, University of London can now find out more about the university’s research and activities through NFC posters placed at the institution’s Mile End campus. NFC marketing provider Tamoco‘s tag management platform is being used to manage and update the content delivered via the posters. Additional campuses are due to be added in the coming weeks.
September 23rd, 2013
Dublin Business School (DBS) has installed a triple-screen kiosk with NFC to allow students to access timetable information with their contactless ID cards. The ‘Tri Screen Poser Table’ kiosk houses three Microsoft Surface Pro tablet…
September 17th, 2013
Digital artist Anthony Antonellis has embedded an NFC-compatible RFID chip in his hand as a way of sharing his artwork with others. The 1KB chip was implanted between Antonellis’ thumb and forefinger and holds an…
September 10th, 2013
A British college has used NFC touch points placed around its campus to help foreign language students improve their English — and found that the NFC tags offer a number of important advantages over an earlier version that used QR codes.
August 6th, 2013
A UK high street has received a welcome boost after an interactive window display using NFC and QR codes was installed to promote education and business opportunities. C-Instore combined vinyl wraps, QR and NFC to…
July 25th, 2013
An exhibition at Seoul’s Savina Museum of Contemporary Art is to use NFC to allow visitors to download high definition images, delve into the stories behind each photograph and write and share reviews on Facebook….
July 16th, 2013
A library in the city of Hannō, Japan, is using NFC tags attached to bookshelves to provide readers with access to a range of services, designed to transform it from the traditional concept of a…
July 15th, 2013