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    Blocks smashes Kickstarter campaign for build-your-own NFC smartwatch

    October 15th, 2015

    A UK startup raising funds on Kickstarter for a modular smartwatch that includes NFC and contactless payment functionality has amassed pledges totalling more than double its US$250,000 target in just two days. More

    Motorola secures Android and Apple devices with smart keyfob

    November 20th, 2014

    Motorola has unveiled Motorola Keylink, a US$24.99 smart keyfob that uses Bluetooth Low Energy to enable iOS and Android device owners to track down their smartphone or their keys if they misplace them. “If your… More

    VivaLnk develops digital tattoos that unlock NFC phones

    June 30th, 2014

    Moto X phone owners can now protect access to their mobile using a ‘digital tattoo’ developed by VivaLnk that can be positioned on the wrist and stays in place for five days. The Vivalnk tattoos… More

    Android L to offer wide range of new features for mobile payments and commerce

    June 26th, 2014

    The next generation of Android, unveiled at the Google I/O developer conference, will offer mobile payments, banking and commerce providers a wide range of new functions. Android L includes support for BLE’s peripheral mode, tighter… More

    Moto Stream connects with NFC

    June 6th, 2014

    Motorola has launched a portable wireless adaptor to allow people to stream music from their mobile devices to their home stereo systems. Available now for US$49.99, Moto Stream supports NFC pairing and uses Bluetooth to connect up to five devices at once at a range of up to 300 feet. Watch the video here.

    Motorola proposes voice input patch with NFC

    November 8th, 2013

    Motorola has applied for a patent on a microphone, transceiver and power supply built into a patch designed to be stuck to a consumer’s neck. The idea is that the electronic tattoo would directly capture… More

    Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

    October 21st, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

    Motorola unveils NFC clip to unlock Moto X

    August 19th, 2013

    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. More

    Motorola unveils customisable Moto X with NFC

    August 2nd, 2013

    Motorola has announced the Moto X, a customisable NFC handset that lets customers choose from more than 2,000 combinations of colour, cover, memory and wallpaper. The 4G LTE Moto X is the Google-owned handset maker’s… More

    Three new Motos boast NFC

    July 24th, 2013

    Motorola has launched three Android 4.2 smartphones, all with NFC. The compact Motorola Droid Mini, super-thin Droid Ultra and 48-hour battery equipped Droid Maxx will be available in the US from Verizon from 20 August at US$99, $199 and $299 with a two year contract.

    TIM and Bradesco pilot NFC in Brazil

    June 3rd, 2013

    Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has started an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Bradesco Bank, with plans to commercially launch the service by the end of this year…. More

    Authentec sells Embedded Security Solutions division to Inside Secure

    November 19th, 2012

    The sale suggests that Apple’s interest in acquiring Authentec lies with the company’s innovative combined fingerprint and NFC solution, which is not part of the division being acquired by Inside Secure, and will lead to renewed speculation that Apple will include NFC in future iPhones and other devices. More

    Motorola Razr i launches with Intel chip and NFC

    September 18th, 2012

    A new NFC phone from Motorola is a variant of the Droid Razr M, announced earlier this month, with an Intel processor at its heart instead of the M’s dual core Snapdragon S4. The Motorola… More

    Motorola adds three Droid Razr phones with NFC

    September 5th, 2012

    The Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will be exclusive to Verizon in the US and developer editions will also be available. More

    ‘Razr Mini’ to come with NFC

    August 27th, 2012

    Motorola has received FCC approval for the XT907, a 4G NFC phone which is being described as a mini Droid Razr and is expected to be available via Verizon in the US.

    Sprint adds Motorola LTE phone with NFC and Qwerty keyboard

    August 16th, 2012

    US mobile network operator Sprint has begun taking orders for a new Motorola phone that features NFC, LTE and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE has a 4.3-inch display and runs… More

    Droid Razr HD to sport NFC

    July 24th, 2012

    A Motorola handset with NFC which has just received FCC approval is believed to be the upcoming Droid Razr HD, according to Droid Life. “This device includes NFC capabilities, functioning as both a tag and a reader, supporting simplified pairing with a NFC-tagged Bluetooth device,” says the filing for the Motorola XT926.

    Inside Secure appoints NFC patent licensing agent

    June 27th, 2012

    The NFC chip specialist has hired IP commercialisation specialist France Brevets to handle licensing of more than seventy patents — including a core patent that is expected to mean any manufacturer incorporating an NFC controller into their device will need to acquire a license. More

    Google CEO hints at NFC future for Motorola

    May 22nd, 2012

    Google CEO Larry Page has taken to the search giant’s blog to announce the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility — and obliquely mentioned NFC’s key role in Google’s plans for the future. “It’s… More

    KegDroid pours beer with NFC

    May 1st, 2012

    Google staffer Paul Carff has produced a video showing an NFC-enabled beer tap that uses NFC badges, an NFC reader/writer, a Motorola Xoom tablet and an Arduino microcontroller to automatically dispense a brew to badge… More

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