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    MasterCard and Samsung enable grocery payments at the fridge

    January 5th, 2016

    US consumers will soon be able to place grocery orders with online grocer FreshDirect and supermarket chain ShopRite by entering the items they wish to purchase into a touchscreen built into Samsung’s new Family Hub refrigerator. More

    Keyssa unveils high speed short range ‘kiss’ connectivity technology

    November 17th, 2014

    Keyssa, a US startup backed by US$47m in funding from investors that include Intel, Samsung and Dolby Family Ventures and chaired by Nest founder Tony Fadell, has unveiled Kiss Connectivity, a solid-state embedded connector that can be used to transfer data between two devices at up to six gigabits per second. More

    SD Association adds support for TransferJet communications

    September 23rd, 2014

    Memory card standards group the SD Association has expanded its iSDIO specification to include support for TransferJet, a short range contactless communications technology that enables data to be transferred between devices at high speed. “TransferJet technology… More

    23 Apple patents related to NFC and mobile payments

    September 8th, 2014

    Apple has been steadily building a portfolio of patents related to NFC and mobile payments over recent years, from as far back as 2009. NFC World+ has reported on these as they have been published and links are provided here to details of 23 patents covering technical innovations and use cases in payments, mobile marketing, coupon delivery, gifting, event ticketing, content sharing, travel and beyond.  More

    Aurnhammer takes BLE on a New York pub crawl

    May 27th, 2014

    Digital design agency Aurnhammer is using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons placed in bars and restaurants to guide participants to their next pub crawl destination — and provide them with sponsored rewards for taking part…. More

    Warner Music distributes NFC guitar picks to fans

    April 29th, 2014

    Fans attending gigs by Warner Music act The Wild Feathers have been provided with guitar picks containing an NFC tag. These could then be used to enter a competition, share content via social media and… More

    Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

    March 25th, 2014

    Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in… More

    Sony adds Handycam with NFC

    March 25th, 2014

    Sony has added a new camcorder to its Handycam lineup that lets users set up a WiFi connection via NFC so that photos and videos can be transferred and backed up to other devices “in an instant.” The HDR-CX330 can record in full HD resolution and includes Optical SteadyShot technology to help keep images clear and steady during filming.

    Broadcom introduces low cost, low power NFC chips for smartphones and wearables

    February 24th, 2014

    Chip maker Broadcom has unveiled a new generation of NFC controllers that reduce power consumption by 60%, lower the total cost for device manufacturers by 35% and cut antenna size by 50% — making them… More

    Canon adds NFC camera

    February 17th, 2014

    Camera maker Canon has added the NFC-enabled Powershot SX700 HS digital camera to its line of three NFC cameras announced at CES 2014. The NFC capability allows users to transfer images from the camera to their Android phone or tablet by pressing the Mobile Device Connect button and then tapping the devices together.

    Sony expands NFC range with new smartphones, cameras, camcorders and in-car audio

    January 8th, 2014

    Sony has shown off two new versions of its flagship Xperia Z1 NFC smartphone and announced a number of new cameras, camcorders and in-car CD players with NFC at CES 2014. More

    Canon adds NFC to cameras

    January 8th, 2014

    Canon has unveiled three NFC-enabled PowerShot digital cameras at CES 2014. After an initial one-time set up, N100, SX600 and ELPH 340 HS owners can automatically launch Canon’s CameraWindow App on their Android NFC device by tapping it to their camera, enabling them to “share images from the camera to the phone with ease.”

    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

    NFC wristband developers seek funds on Kickstarter

    September 23rd, 2013

    A team of developers are raising funding on Kickstarter for a rubber wristband that wearers will be able to use to unlock their phone, cancel or postpone an alarm clock, control the volume of music,… More

    eBay adds NFC to Android app

    September 16th, 2013

    The latest version of the eBay Mobile app for Android includes support for NFC. “Share items with friends or good looking strangers using NFC,” eBay says. “Just enable NFC in your device settings, then hold your phone up to someone else’s and ‘beam’ your item to them!”

    BBM for Android to support NFC

    September 4th, 2013

    The Android version of BlackBerry’s popular chat service BlackBerry Messenger is now in beta testing, reports BlackBerryOS.com. The site has made a video showing the app’s user interface as well as how it can use NFC for sharing contacts.

    Sony unveils NFC-enabled Nex compact camera

    August 28th, 2013

    Sony has included NFC and WiFi functionality in its NEX-5T compact camera. The mirrorless hybrid camera boasts a large surface area 16.1 megapixel sensor and will be offered in a bundle with a 16-50mm SEL-P1650… More

    Firefox for Android gets NFC

    August 13th, 2013

    The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox Beta for Android, a mobile web browser which gives users and testers a sneak peek at features destined for future versions of Firefox, includes support for NFC. The NFC Bump feature lets users “share Firefox tabs with another NFC-enabled Android phone by ‘bumping’ them together.”

    ABI includes NFC in smartphone feature set winners

    July 26th, 2013

    NFC has been picked out by analysts at ABI Research as one of four feature set big winners in smartphones this year, along with accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition and gyroscopes. “NFC has been one of the… More

    Reddit is Fun gets NFC update

    July 24th, 2013

    Reddit is Fun, the smartphone app that allows easier browsing of the popular user generated news site, has added NFC sharing in its latest update, allowing users to share posts between NFC-enabled devices.

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