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    US researchers claim discovery of ‘missing link’ for internet of things

    November 24th, 2016

    A miniature, self-sufficient WiFi device which uses virtually no energy has the potential to be the “missing link” for the internet of things, its developers at Stanford University in the US claim. Hitchhike is designed… More

    Biometrics in cars to ‘radically transform the driving experience’, report predicts

    November 23rd, 2016

    One in three new cars will feature some form of biometric feature by 2025, a report by Frost & Sullivan’s Intelligent Mobility team predicts, with partnerships between automotive OEMs and wearable providers resulting in faster… More

    Apple Watch vulnerability could let thieves use Apple Pay

    May 22nd, 2015

    A video published by a group of hackers has demonstrated how a stolen Apple Watch could be used by the thief to make payments using Apple Pay without them having to authenticate the transactions in any way — as long as they are quick. More

    Tattoos confound Apple Watch wrist detection, making Apple Pay “unusable”

    May 1st, 2015

    Apple Watch owners with tattooed wrists have been reporting that their smartwatches are not functioning properly as the LED-based heart monitor built into the devices experiences difficulty detecting that the watch is being worn — an issue which impacts the use of Apple Pay among other features such as receiving notifications, placing phone calls and using some applications. More

    Jawbone adds NFC payments to fitness trackers with AmEx

    April 17th, 2015

    Wearable device maker Jawbone has unveiled a fitness tracking wristband that can be linked to the wearer’s American Express card account and used to make NFC payments. US card members with an Up4 tracker “will… More

    New Pebble could offer NFC strap

    March 4th, 2015

    Watch maker Pebble has smashed through a US$500,000 crowdfunding target, raising nearly $16m in a matter of days to produce its new Pebble Time smart watch with a colour display. The device will connect to Smart Straps, interchangeable wristbands that can contain electronics and sensors that interface directly with apps running on the watch. “Now everything is possible — GPS, heart rate monitor, NFC, battery extension, you name it!” says the company.

    LG smart watch to offer NFC payments

    February 27th, 2015

    An LTE-equipped variant of LG‘s new luxury smart watch will offer NFC mobile payment functionality, reports Engadget. The Watch Urbane LTE can also make phone calls and features a bevy of sensors including a gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, atmospheric pressure, heartbeat, and GPS. The watch is due to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress.

    FitLinxx unveils 24/7 wearable fitness device

    January 14th, 2015

    FitLinxx has begun taking pre-orders for AmpStrip, a 24/7 wearable device that sends a range of health and fitness data direct to a user’s smartphone using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Waterproof and rechargeable, it sticks… More

    Starbucks to accept Microsoft Band wearable payments

    November 4th, 2014

    Starbucks is to begin accepting payments from customers wearing the new Microsoft Band smart bracelet. To use the service, customers link their Starbucks Card to their Band and can then present a barcode displayed on the… More

    Canadian banks pilot biometric wristband payments

    November 3rd, 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), MasterCard and other Canadian issuing banks have begun pilot testing an NFC version of Nymi, a biometrically authenticated wristband that uses the wearer’s unique cardiac rhythm to verify their identity. More

    Bionym begins shipping wristband

    October 20th, 2014

    Canadian startup Bionym has begun shipping its Nymi wristband to partners and key developers after starting to take pre-orders in September last year. The wearable device uses the wearer’s unique cardiac rhythm to verify their identity and communicates with the world around it via BLE. “We’ll be sending out more information on the next steps of the shipping process to everyone who pre-ordered a Nymi band in the coming weeks,” the company says.

    Smartwatch with iris recognition and NFC seeks funding

    July 8th, 2014

    Crowdfunding is being sought for an NFC-enabled smartwatch that features iris recognition technology, letting wearers identify themselves and unlock services using their unique biometric data. The iris pattern capture and verification process takes less than two seconds,… 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

    OMsignal launches biometric clothing that tracks the wearer’s health and fitness with BLE

    May 12th, 2014

    A Canadian startup has introduced a range of smart sports shirts that monitor the wearer’s heart rate, breathing and movement and then use Bluetooth LE to send the collected data to their smartphone for real time analysis. More

    Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 with NFC, fingerprint verification and PayPal payments

    February 24th, 2014

    The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, includes biometric security as well as NFC — and can be used to make payments at any merchant that accepts PayPal online or in store. The new finger… More