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January 19th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 19 January 2015, 13:55

TempTraq offers wearable Bluetooth thermometer

Printed power solutions provider Blue Spark Technologies has unveiled TempTraq, a thermometer in the form of a patch that adheres to the skin to monitor body temperature for 24 hours and sends the results to a compatible mobile app via Bluetooth.

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January 16th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 January 2015, 14:07

Wirecard unveils HCE wristband for payments, loyalty and more

German payments technology provider Wirecard has developed a wearable wristband that allows a user to make a payment using host card emulation (HCE) at any contactless POS terminal.

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January 16th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 16 January 2015, 13:59

Apple Watch owners to get beacon promos at Marsh Supermarkets

US grocery chain Marsh Supermarkets is to use Bluetooth beacons to deliver targeted information such as shopping lists and recipes directly to a shopper’s Apple Watch or smartphone, marking the “world’s first iBeacon-wearable integration at retail”.

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January 15th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 January 2015, 15:31

Calorie counting app uses Bluetooth beacons in fridges to help users lose weight

Carrot, a suite of mobile apps designed to push users into better behaviours, has added a calorie-counting app that works in conjunction with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon placed inside a fridge to help users lose weight, by keeping track of their daily calorie intake and punishing them for overeating.

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January 15th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 15 January 2015, 15:27

ViewSonic gives glimpse of smartphone with iris scanner

Projector and display manufacturer ViewSonic has released a teaser video for a smartphone equipped with iris recognition that would enable users to unlock their phone, files and folders as well as authenticating mobile payments.

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January 14th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 January 2015, 16:03

Pey equips merchants with Bitcoin POS terminals that support iBeacon, QR and NFC

Fifty merchants in the German city of Hannover have signed up to accept Bitcoin payments using a terminal supplied by startup Pey, that uses a combination of iBeacon, QR code and NFC technology.

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January 14th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 January 2015, 15:37

FitLinxx unveils 24/7 wearable fitness device

FitLinxx has begun taking pre-orders for AmpStrip, a 24/7 wearable device that sends a range of health and fitness data direct to a user’s smartphone using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

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January 14th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 14 January 2015, 14:21

Deloitte: Mobile payment volumes to increase 1000% in 2015

In-store mobile payments will increase by more than 1,000% worldwide this year with 5% of the world’s smartphones being used to make a payment in a store at least once a month, up from under 0.5% in mid-2014, according to the new edition of Deloitte’s annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report.

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January 13th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2015, 16:07

Fujitsu unveils smart ring with NFC

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a wearable ring-style device targeted for use by factory and building workers that offers a handwriting-in-the-air functionality and NFC to enable the lookup of relevant documentation and instructions with a tap of a finger.

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January 13th, 2015 • By Rian Boden • Last updated 13 January 2015, 14:09

US consumers call for more retailers to accept mobile payments

More than half (53%) of US consumers think it is important for more retailers to install devices that enable them to pay with their smartphones, a Verifone survey conducted by Wakefield Research has revealed, with 84% prepared to use their smartphones to pay for small and medium purchases such as a cup of coffee or a pair of jeans.

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February 1st, 2015

This week's news

  1. Join NFC World for a free workshop on tokenization
  2. One in four online transactions are now mobile
  3. Norwegian carriers pick Amdocs for mobile payments
  4. MassDOT tests mobile tickets
  5. Spanish airline lets customers tap to add contactless card to app
  6. Gmail sends money in the UK
  7. Vinci Park introduces NFC car parking tickets
  8. NFC pioneer Proxama cuts jobs ahead of trading update
  9. NXP sues Marvell over Xbox NFC chips
  10. Cachet adds prepaid cards to Apple Pay
  11. Apple CEO says 2015 will be the “year of Apple Pay”
  12. USAT adds support for Apple Pay
  13. Starbucks increases mobile payments to 16% of total
  14. Wirecard to offer white label HCE wristband
  15. Samsung Pay to launch at MWC?
  16. Schoolboys protect Macs with Touch ID
 
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