News about GPS and NFC.
April 24th, 2013
Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico has introduced a range of mobile payments terminals that include NFC and biometric verification. The iWB Bio Series devices are aimed at governments and financial institutions distributing payments services in emerging...
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,...
March 5th, 2013
"Existing golf technologies only provide technology that helps on the course, but we provide the complete package, giving you everything you need to improve your game and compete before, during and after you take to the course," says CEO John McGuire.
February 25th, 2013
Security guards working for Incentive Lynx Security to protect a 180-acre business park in the South East of England are to use Skillweb's NFC-based SmartTask Attend for Security and Mobile Guarding. The guards will use...
November 16th, 2012
A new Android app from German telematics company Enaikoon can help managers track tasks, mobile employees and assets using NFC tags. When a tag is scanned with an NFC phone running the inViu NFC-Tracker app,...
October 11th, 2012
Samsung has announced a smaller, less powerful version of its flagship Galaxy S III handset. The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini features a 4-inch 800 by 480 pixel display, along with a 1GHz dual core...
June 6th, 2012
NFC-enabled "phone boxes" built into cars are set to provide clearer connections, better GPS signals and a wireless charge for your smartphone while you drive. The phone box is a special tray into which a...
May 31st, 2012
The Android NFC device will be available to Orange customers in the UK from 6 June, either on contract or for £200 (US$308) on pay-as-you-go.
May 23rd, 2012
A new rugged tablet PC comes with an optional mobile payment module that can be used to process NFC transactions. Data Ltd Inc's DLI 9000 is based on standard PC architecture and can run Windows...
February 21st, 2012
Samsung has announced two new smartphones in the run up to next week's Mobile World Congress, and both have optional NFC functionality. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 are described...
February 21st, 2012
Smartphone maker LG has unveiled the Optimus LTE Tag, a new smartphone destined for the Korean market. The handset has a 4.3-inch touch screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, and runs Android 2.3. It also has...
February 1st, 2012
The NFC Forum is to hold a public exhibition of NFC technology during its quarterly members' meeting in Frankfurt next week. The industry standards organisation will put on the free-to-attend 'solutions showcase' event to demonstrate...
January 10th, 2012
The BCM21552G is a single chip that incorporates a modem and application processor as well as support for NFC and is designed for smartphones retailing at under US$100.
November 29th, 2011
The Casio IT-9000 is designed for applications that require on the spot printing, such as receipts for mobile retail transactions, receipts and tickets for public transportation, as well as for meter reading, proof of delivery and queue busting operations.
November 22nd, 2011
The electrically powered motorcycle can be started with an NFC phone and incorporates the latest vehicle telematics technology. Users can also choose from a range of downloadable engine noises.
November 21st, 2011
Citizens living in the eastern Indian state of Bihar are to be issued with contactless 'e-Shakti' cards they can use to access virtual bank branches equipped with NFC technology.
August 26th, 2011
China's leading location-based social service is distributing NFC window stickers to more than 3,000 merchants in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Taipei and Hong Kong.
August 25th, 2011
The service allows travellers to check in and out of rail stations using NFC or by scanning 2D barcodes, then the fare due is calculated by Deutsche Bahn and a bill for all journeys made is sent at the end of each month.
August 24th, 2011
The three new devices range in price from €180 to €290 and run a new version of Symbian that integrates NFC more deeply, allowing pictures to be shared, devices to be paired and check-ins to be made with a single tap.
August 23rd, 2011
The BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 smartphones all feature built-in NFC capabilities as well as upgraded processors, displays and memory.