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23 August 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 23 August 2013, 15:19

CBS offers video content via NFC at Comic-Con

Fans of hit US show Under The Dome were offered NFC cards by TV network CBS at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Handed out before an exclusive screening and panel discussion, the cards allowed visitors to access preview video footage by tapping the card to an NFC device.

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22 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 22 August 2013, 11:27

RapidNFC adds postcards with built in tags

Tag supplier RapidNFC has launched a range of customisable postcards with NFC. NXP NTAG203 tags are integrated into the postcards using a lamination process developed by London-based Freestyle Print that allows marketing materials to be produced in high volume with a fast turnaround.

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20 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 21 August 2013, 08:50

Researchers demonstrate e-ink display powered by NFC

Researchers from Intel Labs, the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed an e-ink display that is powered purely by NFC.

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20 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 20 August 2013, 14:03

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch to include NFC?

Samsung’s long rumoured smartwatch may be unveiled as early as next month and could boast NFC as one of its many features.

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20 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 20 August 2013, 13:36

Morpho opens Latin American TSM facility

ID technology provider Morpho has opened a TSM data centre in São Paulo, Brazil. The facility, believed to be the first in Latin America, will “provide the infrastructure for all businesses that need secure and convenient electronic mobile payment solutions via NFC, including banks, telecom operators and public transportation,” says the company.

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20 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 20 August 2013, 13:02

Sprint brings Samsung Ativ S Neo to US

An updated version of Samsung’s Windows Phone 8 Ativ S, the Ativ S Neo, is now available to Sprint customers in the US.

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19 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 19 August 2013, 17:15

Disney Infinity NFC figure video game begins shipping

Disney Infinity, the NFC figurine based multi-platform video game, has begun shipping worldwide. Disney Infinity allows gamers to add characters and scenarios to their gaming experience by placing a figure or a Power Disc on an NFC reader pad.

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19 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 19 August 2013, 14:05

NFC Ring creator hails community support as funding closes at £242,000

The inventor of the NFC Ring has praised the Kickstarter community for its ideas and support following a highly successful fundraising campaign.

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19 August 2013 • By Karl Dyer • Last updated 19 August 2013, 11:37

Motorola unveils NFC clip to unlock Moto X

Motorola has announced Motorola Skip, an NFC tag-based clip accessory for its Moto X flagship handset that enables the user to unlock the phone without entering a PIN.

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19 August 2013 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 19 August 2013, 10:18

Microsoft to close Tag platform

Microsoft is to close its QR-like Tag programme, handing over the reins to barcode specialist ScanBuy.

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July 2nd, 2015

This week's news

  1. Fido Alliance adds authentication support for NFC and BLE
  2. London buses get on board beacon rollout
  3. Beacons on menu for Cathay Pacific lounge guests
  4. 25% of British consumers fear mobile payments will make them spend more
  5. Facebook rolls out Messenger mobile payments across US
  6. Apple Watch patent transfers data in a shake
  7. KFC China restaurants to accept Alipay mobile payments next month
  8. Global payments company to launch biometric cards with fingerprint scanner
  9. Mahindra Comviva and Pole SCS in European partnership
  10. NFC smartphone sales up 55% year on year in 2015
  11. 2.2bn NFC-enabled handset shipments by 2020, IHS Technology predicts
  12. Beacons guide Hong Kong airport passengers
  13. Maple Leafs install beacons for draft party
  14. Sharp includes fingerprint sensor in flagship smartphone
  15. US$2.7tn mobile wallet market by 2020
  16. Cale parking card readers to accept Apple Pay
  17. Barclaycard launches second generation bPay wearable payment devices
  18. Apple publishes UK contactless FAQ
  19. PayPal set to float on 17 July
  20. Fans get contactless entry to football matches in Cyprus
  21. PayRange raises $12m for vending machine payments via Bluetooth
  22. One in five Australians make in-store mobile payments
  23. Evercoss to pre-install mobile wallet on handsets
  24. McGee Group adds NFC inspection tags to trucks
  25. Amazon’s voice-driven home shopping device available for pre-order in the US
  26. Naver Pay launches in Korea
  27. SEQR prepares for summer UK launch
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