News about PC and NFC.
November 27th, 2013
An Australian startup is to begin issuing NFC tags that act as Bitcoin wallets, NFC readers that merchants can use to charge customers in Bitcoins, and to provide Bitcoin ATMs that can be used to issue new wallet tags as well as top up and withdraw funds from Bitcoin accounts.
October 30th, 2013
Smart card security specialist Taglio has produced a smart card integration kit for Android devices that supports contactless cards and NFC devices as well as standard mobile phones and employee cards, enabling companies to provide...
October 15th, 2013
The creators of Glocon, a waterproof bracelet that combines NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, have shown their prototype device to a number of industry leaders at the Money2020 expo with the intention of launching on crowdfunding website Kickstarter later this year.
September 17th, 2013
Omron Healthcare has launched an activity monitor that can be synced with an online dashboard via an NFC 'tray' that plugs into a USB port on a Mac or PC. The aim, Omron says, is to make it easier for wearers to keep track of how many calories they have burned and whether they are currently on target.
September 16th, 2013
Asus has announced the M70 desktop PC with integrated NFC capabilities, "for convenient wire-free pairing of desktop PCs with Android smart devices". Users can log into Windows and launch applications via NFC, Asus says. Photos...
September 10th, 2013
The larger 27-inch screen model of HP's Envy Recline all-in-one PC includes NFC connectivity as well as a design that allows the touchscreen to be lowered to a typing position. An Intel i5 dual core...
June 26th, 2013
Dutch research institute Novay has developed an Android app that could make expensive NFC reader equipment redundant when verifying passports. NFC Passport Reader uses NFC to read the chip embedded in a passport and can...
June 5th, 2013
Asus has launched NFC Express, an external accessory for PCs that makes it easy to pair desktop computers and Android NFC phones and tablets so users can share data between devices and use their mobile...
June 5th, 2013
Dell has announced a range of updates and upgrades to its consumer and commercial PC portfolio at Computex 2013, including the addition of NFC functionality to its XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, Engadget reports.
March 12th, 2013
The new solution eliminates the need for banks to issue customers with a dedicated authentication device by using a combination of NFC phones, QR codes and contactless bank cards.
December 12th, 2012
"Tyfone has an impressive patent portfolio and history of innovation in mobile financial, secure ID management, and NFC solutions," says Jay Emmanuel, technology VP at IQT. "We believe that Tyfone's technology has the potential to address a wide range of complex government and commercial secure identity challenges."
December 6th, 2012
Advantages of the QCA1990 include support for smaller and cheaper NFC antennas, ultra-low power consumption, a small footprint and integration with a wide range of mobile phone processors, Qualcomm's Neeraj Bhatia has told NFC World.
December 5th, 2012
HP's latest business tablet, which transforms "with a flick of the wrist" from an ultrathin notebook to a touch-enabled tablet, includes NFC. The HP Elitebook Revolve's touch screen pivots to let users share their work...
November 15th, 2012
A new developer kit from STMicroelectronics is designed to provide engineers with everything they need to start designing battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with NFC smartphones. The M24LR Discovery Kit is based on...
November 7th, 2012
The new NFC solution is designed to offer the same user experience — and the same level of security — whether a shopper is presenting a merchant with a physical card or making a remote ecommerce or mcommerce transaction.
October 22nd, 2012
Chip maker NXP and content mobility specialist sMedio have announced they are working together on NFC-WiFi solutions that will make it easy for content to be transferred between NFC-enabled Windows 8 PCs and phones running...
September 10th, 2012
HP has announced a new addition to its range of all-in-one (AiO) Windows 8 PCs that includes NFC. The HP SpectreOne AiO has a 23.6-inch display and, says HP, "is one of the thinnest AiO...
September 5th, 2012
HP has announced the Envy x2, an ultrathin hybrid laptop PC with NFC functionality that features a detachable screen which enables it to work as both a tablet and a notebook. "Customers no longer have...
August 29th, 2012
The Ativ S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Ativ Tab Windows 8 tablet and the new edition of the Galaxy Note will all ship with NFC as standard, says Samsung.
July 24th, 2012
Users of a shared workspace in Prague are paying for drinks and snacks with contactless cards thanks to an NFC payments solution developed by a local company. The PiggyBank system now in use at The...