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    Intel aims for ‘merged reality’ experience

    November 23rd, 2016

    Chip giant Intel is developing a virtual reality headset based on ‘merged reality’, with users able to see the real world even while wearing a full headset, The Verge reports. Project Alloy aims to offer a “PC-like VR experience without the need to tether the headset to a computer system”. The system is potentially safer than full virtual reality headsets and also eliminates the need for additional sensors or hand controllers for interactive experiences.

    Intel to put Visa payments technology into connected devices

    October 24th, 2016

    Visa and Intel are to work together to integrate payments security technology into Intel chipsets, enabling device manufacturers to build functionality into their products to create “a more secure payment process for the internet of things… More

    Microsoft says Hello to biometric security

    March 18th, 2015

    Windows 10 users will be able to use biometric technology to secure access to their devices, Microsoft has announced. Windows Hello will support face, iris and fingerprint verification and will ship with the new edition… More

    Keyssa unveils high speed short range ‘kiss’ connectivity technology

    November 17th, 2014

    Keyssa, a US startup backed by US$47m in funding from investors that include Intel, Samsung and Dolby Family Ventures and chaired by Nest founder Tony Fadell, has unveiled Kiss Connectivity, a solid-state embedded connector that can be used to transfer data between two devices at up to six gigabits per second. More

    New IoT consortium launches

    July 11th, 2014

    Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, Samsung and Wind River have formed the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), a new industry grouping that aims to improve the interoperability and define the connectivity requirements for the Internet of Things (IoT). Rival IoT standards group the AllSeen Alliance, set up in December 2013 and backed by 51 companies, signed up Microsoft as its latest member earlier this week

    Intel patents multi-surface NFC antenna design

    June 17th, 2014

    The USPTO has published a patent application by three Intel engineers that describes an NFC antenna design which makes use of a cascaded coil concept to enable interactions to be performed without a user needing… More

    Samsung includes NFC and BLE in first Tizen phone

    June 3rd, 2014

    Samsung has announced the first commercially available phone based on its Tizen operating system, and it will come with NFC. The Samsung Z is a 4.8-inch touchscreen smartphone with a 2.3GHz quad core processor and… More

    Intel and Inside Secure agree US$19.2m NFC technology deal

    April 1st, 2014

    Intel is to acquire Inside Secure‘s next generation NFC modem technology in a US$19.2m deal that will also see the existing NFC licensing agreement between the two companies being converted into “a broad and fully… More

    Lenovo unveils clutch of NFC products at CES

    January 7th, 2014

    Computer giant Lenovo has launched a range of NFC-enabled products at CES 2014, including a 28-inch touchscreen monitor/tablet, a 14-inch Ultrabook, a 27-inch Windows 8 all-in-one PC and a touchscreen PC. The ThinkVision 28 can be used as… More

    Applebee’s to put 100,000 NFC tablets on dining tables

    December 4th, 2013

    NFC is to be included in 100,000 tabletop tablets that are to be installed in US casual dining restaurant chain Applebee’s 1,800 locations. The tablets, supplied by software provider E la Carte, will be on… More

    NXP develops NFC chip for Intel

    November 25th, 2013

    NXP Semiconductors has developed a new version of its PN544 NFC controller chip for Intel and MasterCard. The latest PN544PC controller enables shoppers to pay for online purchases by simply tapping their contactless card or NFC phone to an NFC reader built into computers using fourth generation Intel Core processors.

    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.

    Researchers demonstrate e-ink display powered by NFC

    August 20th, 2013

    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. More

    Inside Secure doubles NFC sales

    August 5th, 2013

    Security chip specialist Inside Secure‘s mobile NFC division recorded sales of US$9.5m during Q2 2013, double its sales during the first quarter of the year, according to the company’s latest financial results. “As expected, revenue… More

    CUP demos Intel NFC payments

    April 17th, 2013

    China UnionPay executive vice president Hongfeng Chai has demonstrated the payments network’s Quick Pass contactless payments service in use on an Intel-powered NFC smartphone at the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. The two companies are now working together to develop mobile payments services that make use of both NFC and Intel’s Identity Protection Technology.

    Inside Secure NFC controller gets Linux kernel support

    April 15th, 2013

    Inside Secure has announced its MicroRead NFC controller chip is supported in the new 3.9 branch of the Linux kernel, speeding up integration of the chip into a range of Linux based TVs, set-top boxes,… More

    Inside Secure to cut jobs after “a disappointing performance in 2012”

    March 7th, 2013

    Up to 20% of the workforce could lose their jobs at the publicly listed NFC, contactless and security chip specialist following the announcement that revenues fell by 19% in 2012 and losses were “impacted by the disappointing performance from the NFC business”. More

    Tizen 2.0 ships with NFC

    February 19th, 2013

    Version 2.0 of the Tizen open source mobile operating system is now available and developers can download the source code and SDK from the Tizen website. Tizen is based on Linux, includes support for NFC and is backed by major mobile network operators, device and component makers including Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Orange and NTT Docomo.

    NFC Forum adds payments, retail, consumer electronics, healthcare and transport groups

    January 25th, 2013

    “By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers,” says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa. More

    Asus adds Win8 NFC tablet

    January 8th, 2013

    Asus has unveiled a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with NFC at the CES show. The VivoTab Smart features an Intel Atom dual-core processor and a detachable ‘Transleeve’ cover that combines screen protection with a wireless keyboard.

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