News about PC.
June 6th, 2016
Microsoft is to open up its Windows Hello biometric authentication solution so users can unlock a Windows 10 PC or laptop with a wearable device, the company announced during a keynote at Computex in Taiwan. “The head of Microsoft’s Windows Interact division, Li-Chen Miller, demonstrated the technology using the Nymi Band,” CNET reports. “By swiping her wrist past an NFC reader on her laptop, Miller logged in using Windows Hello, saying the process was three times quicker than typing passwords.”
April 20th, 2016
PARTNER NEWS: NXP has teamed up with HID Global to work on enabling consumers to open electronic locks at commercial buildings, hotels and workplaces with a tap of an NFC wearable device.
February 19th, 2016
Apple has released an update to iOS 9 that will restore devices left disabled by Error 53. “For anyone who experienced Error 53, Apple has released an update to iOS 9.2.1 to allow you to successfully restore your device using iTunes on your Mac or PC,” Apple says. “If Touch ID on your device didn’t work before you saw Error 53, the feature still won’t work after you restore your device.”
January 4th, 2016
PARTNER NEWS: NXP has launched a new NFC frontend for contactless payment readers that simplifies the work needed to gain certification and delivers four times more output power than its previous model. The PN5180 supports…
April 17th, 2015
More than one in two digital tickets will be bought using a mobile handset by 2019, Juniper Research has forecast. Global ticket purchases via mobile and desktop devices, including smartphones, tablets and PCs, will reach 32bn in the same period, up from an estimated 16.2bn this year. Findings also reveal that one in three airline boarding passes will be issued via mobile devices by the same year.
January 8th, 2015
Toshiba has added NFC to a SDHC memory card, allowing consumers to check the card’s contents by tapping it against their NFC phone instead of plugging it into a PC or digital camera. An Android app allows users to see previews of images stored on the card as well as the amount of free space available. The card will be available in 8, 16 and 32GB versions from February 2015.
January 5th, 2015
Toshiba has unveiled an add-on adapter for iOS devices that will enable users to transfer large data files such as movies and images from one device to the other using TransferJet, a high-speed short range…
November 26th, 2014
Latvian startup Walmoo has launched a mobile loyalty platform that uses standard NFC phones or tablets to provide customers with the ability to redeem coupons, discounts and offers. Ten merchants are live on the platform…
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…
February 6th, 2014
January 7th, 2014
Computer giant Lenovo has launched a range of NFC-enabled products at CES 2014, including a 28-inch touchscreen monitor/tablet, a 14-inch Ultrabook, a 27-inch Windows 8 all-in-one PC and a touchscreen PC. The ThinkVision 28 can be used as…
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 and other content stored on mobile devices can also be backed up to the PC with a tap.
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 processor, 12GB DDR3 memory and 1TB of storage come as standard. Prices start at US$1,399.
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.