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    NFC Ring circles the globe

    August 24th, 2016

    NFC Ring has made its payments ring available to order worldwide, enabling wearers to make purchases with a tap of their finger at any contactless terminal.  More

    MasterCard and Coin take NFC payments to wearable devices

    January 6th, 2016

    Connected device maker Coin has partnered with MasterCard to enable NFC payments on a range of fitness bands, smartwatches and other wearable devices. Fitness wearable designers Atlas Wearables and Moov and smartwatch provider Omate are the first to implement the NFC payments technology into their products.  More

    US startup raises funds for NFC necklace

    December 8th, 2015

    A US startup is raising funds on Kickstarter for its first production run of Lockett, a customisable necklace that can be tapped with an NFC phone to retrieve personal photos, videos and messages. “The limited early bird rewards begin at US$65 for a single sterling silver NFC necklace and $750 for 10 sterling silver necklaces customised with a logo,” says the company, which hopes to debut the product in Austin, Texas.

    Sensoro creates network of 110,000 Bluetooth beacons in China

    November 17th, 2015

    Bluetooth beacon provider Sensoro has linked together the 110,000 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons it has deployed across China to create a single platform that marketers can use to send highly targeted offers to shoppers…. More

    PureWrist makes pitch for NFC payments bracelet

    October 27th, 2015

    Wearable payments startup PureWrist has begun taking pre-orders for a bracelet that comes equipped with a prepaid MasterCard account and lets its wearer make NFC payments at any contactless terminal with a tap of the wrist. The company showcased the product during its StartupPitch180 presentation at Money20/20. More

    MasterCard extends tokenization platform to clothing, accessories and wearable devices

    October 26th, 2015

    MasterCard has extended the capabilities of its tokenization service to enable payments to be made using “virtually any device”, including NFC-enabled clothing, jewellery and vehicle keyfobs. “Products will begin rolling out in 2016 in the US,” the payments network says, “with plans to expand to other markets.” More

    Hublot lets customers check watch authenticity with NFC

    October 20th, 2015

    Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot is letting customers check the authenticity of their timepieces, download manuals and register for the brand’s Hublotista Club by tapping a contactless card against their phone. The service is being offered with all Hublot watches as the official method of certifying authenticity. More

    DigiSEq gets MasterCard approval to provision payments to mass market wearables

    August 4th, 2015

    MasterCard has approved a solution that enables payment credentials to be provisioned to wearable devices with a secure element and NFC antenna. The move could give consumers the option of buying any wearable from a… More

    Galatea extends NFC jewellery range

    June 17th, 2015

    US jeweller Galatea has unveiled Momento Gem and Momento Diamond, jewellery collections that come equipped with NFC, adding to the Momento Pearl range that was launched in December. “Engagement rings can save and replay a proposal, and a gemstone ring for Mother’s Day holds precious memories that can be stored, saved and played back with the touch of the jewellery to an Android phone,” the company explains.

    Lycos unveils wearables with NFC

    June 8th, 2015

    Internet company Lycos has announced a line of NFC-equipped wearable devices including a ring ($59.99) and a wristband (US$124.99) that tracks the wearer’s physical activity, displays incoming calls and notifications and connects to a smartphone with a tap. The Lycos Life wearables “are primarily being pitched as devices that can be used to replace your password, using NFC to unlock your phone when they’re nearby,” The Verge reports.

    Liber8 raises funds for e-ink bracelet that uses NFC to change designs

    February 16th, 2015

    A bracelet that combines an e-ink display with NFC to let the wearer change its design by simply selecting an image on a mobile app and tapping their smartphone against the bracelet has beaten its… More

    Ringly raises US$5.1m for light-up rings

    January 23rd, 2015

    Wearable technology company Ringly has raised US$5.1m in Series A funding to produce a range of connected jewellery that links to a smartphone, and alerts the wearer with a variety of customizable notifications by lighting up and vibrating. “This year, we’ll be expanding our collection, adding new features and introducing partnerships with fashion brands and designers to create a wider variety of new designs,” says Ringly’s Christina Mercando.

    Jeweller debuts NFC pearls

    December 15th, 2014

    US jeweller Galatea has unveiled Momento Pearl, a cultured pearl that contains an NFC chip. Using an accompanying NFC app, “the user records a message or uploads an audio file,” the jeweller explains. “By tapping… More

    Core Jewels offers diamond rings with NFC

    October 22nd, 2014

    Tokyo-based jeweller Core Jewels is taking orders for the world’s first high-end diamond jewellery products that come equipped with NFC. NFC-enabled items in the ‘One’ range include rings, necklaces and charms made of gold and… More

    Adafruit publishes NFC wearables DIY guide

    May 19th, 2014

    Electronics hobby supplier Adafruit Industries has posted a DIY guide to creating wearable NFC devices that can be used to unlock an Android phone. “This guide covers creating an NFC ring, putting an NFC tag in your nail polish, modding your Android installation to read tags from the lockscreen, and creating an automation tool chain to unlock the phone when the desired tag is scanned,” Adafruit says.

    Tomy to launch fingernails that light up with NFC

    April 8th, 2014

    Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy Arts has unveiled a range of stick-on false nails that contain an NFC antenna and an LED light that can be powered up by an NFC phone. The wearer can… More

    Hanakai Studio seeks funding for Prodigy NFC game

    April 4th, 2014

    French games developer Hanakai Studio has launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter for a role playing video game (RPG) that uses NFC-enabled rings, figurines, cards and an interactive board to allow players to interact with… More

    Kiroco launches NFC jewellery, scoops award

    March 27th, 2014

    UK-based Kiroco has won the Best Innovation of The Year award at London’s Wearable Technology Conference and Expo for a range of interactive jewellery that allows a recipient to tap an NFC phone to see… More

    Chrome OS to get NFC unlock?

    December 11th, 2013

    Users may be able unlock their Chrome OS devices using NFC in the future, The Next Web reports. An API called chrome.screenlockPrivate will allow select apps to “use the USB, NFC, and/or Bluetooth APIs to communicate with a secondary trusted device such as a phone, ring, watch, or badge, thereby allowing that trusted device to serve as an alternative form of authentication for the user.”

    NFC jewellery to share contacts

    November 5th, 2013

    Technology startup Siignia is to begin raising funds on Kickstarter “in a few weeks” for iiD, an item of silver jewellery that can be worn in a number of ways and contains an NFC tag… More

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