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News about CES 2013.

LG adds NFC to smart appliances

January 16th, 2013

The Korean consumer electronics maker has added an NFC-enabled refrigerator, washing machine, oven and vacuum cleaner to its lineup of NFC phones, smart TVs, media hub and speakers. More

Panasonic launches Lumix compact cameras with NFC

January 10th, 2013

The new Lumix ZS30 and TS5 cameras include both Wi-Fi and NFC “to provide the widest range of remote shooting options, remote viewing and instant sharing on social networks.” More

TI adds NFC chips for vehicles

January 9th, 2013

Texas Instruments has launched a family of wireless combo-connectivity solutions for the automotive industry at the CES show. The new the WiLink 8Q system-on-chip family features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC and GNSS options… More

Lenovo debuts ThinkPad Helix

January 9th, 2013

Lenovo has launched an 11.6-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook with NFC.  The ThinkPad Helix is a multi-use device designed around a “rip and flip” concept that means it can be used with or without its base, as a tablet or a laptop or as a vertical screen for business presentations and movie viewing. NFC is available “on selected models,” says the company.

Allure automates homes with NFC

January 9th, 2013

Allure Energy has launched a new version of its home automation platform at the CES that includes support for NFC. “With EverSense 2.0 we are creating an interactive home environment that users can easily set up and have managed automatically,” says CEO Kevin Imes. “Imagine going to bed and setting your phone on your nightstand and the lights turn off, the thermostat adjusts, and your alarm is set.  EverSense 2.0 will make this a reality for mainstream consumers.”

Belkin adds NFC music receiver

January 9th, 2013

Belkin has launched a music receiver with NFC functionality. Designed for streaming content from smartphones and tablets directly to a home stereo system or standalone speakers via Bluetooth wireless technology, the US$59.99 G3A2000 HD Bluetooth Music… More

iLuv adds NFC speakers

January 9th, 2013

Mobile accessories maker iLuv has unveiled three new speakers that feature NFC: the MobiRock speaker dock which also includes Qi wireless charging, the MobiAria speaker plus charging port and the Syren portable speaker.

AT&T adds Pantech Discover 4G NFC smartphone

January 9th, 2013

AT&T has announced that a new NFC smartphone, the Pantech Discover, will be available from 11 January. The 4G device is pitched as a “feature-packed smartphone in an affordable package” and will be available for… More

Incipio debuts iPhone NFC case for Isis payments

January 9th, 2013

Mobile device accessories maker Incipio has unveiled Cashwrap, an NFC case that can be used to add Isis mobile payments and offers capabilities to the iPhone 4 and 4S. “Incipio’s stylish, protective, portable case offering is comprised… More

Sony pushes NFC at CES with “One-touch” mobile phones, TVs, headsets, speakers and more

January 8th, 2013

Sony has unveiled a range of new devices with NFC capabilities at the CES show in Las Vegas and says it now has the largest range of NFC-enabled devices on the market. NFC is “the easiest and fastest way to wirelessly connect and enjoy music, photos and videos from a smartphone,” the company says. 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.

Samsung adds NFC speaker

January 8th, 2013

Samsung has launched the DA-F60, a Bluetooth portable speaker with NFC pairing, at the CES show in Las Vegas.

Tagstand adds NFC accessories

January 7th, 2013

NFC specialist Tagstand has partnered with hip mobile accessory maker Tylt to offer a range of NFC-enabled accessories, including the Tunz portable Bluetooth speaker, the Capio car mount and the Tagz range of NFC stickers. The new products will debut at the CES this week.

LG puts NFC in the living room

January 7th, 2013

LG is to unveil a range of home entertainment equipment with NFC capabilities at the CES show in Las Vegas this week. Products to be demonstrated include Cinema 3D Smart TVs featuring “Tag On”, a service that enables content to be shared between an NFC phone and an LG TV, the BH9430PW surround sound speaker system, BP730 3D media hub, ND8630 and ND5630 speaker docks and the NP6630 and NP3530 portable speakers.