SEC filing triggers speculation on iPhone 5 with NFC

Apple and AuthenTec

Examination of a proxy statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission by Authentec, linked to Apple’s recent bid to acquire the firm for US$356m, has led to renewed speculation that the next iPhone will include an NFC-enabled version of the Apple Passbook mobile wallet app announced in June... More


Discover signs up for Google Wallet

Discover jumps into Google Wallet

Cardholders will be able to add their Discover cards to Google Wallet using a simple “click-to-add” process, via the card issuer’s online account centre, their Google account online or the Google Wallet app on their Android NFC phone. More


Win8 Thinkpad to get NFC

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad Tablet 2 for Windows 8 a 10.1-inch touchscreen device which will come with both NFC and a fingerprint biometrics reader... More


Gartner places NFC in ‘trough of disillusionment’

Gartner Hype Cycle 2012

NFC payments are five to ten years away from mainstream adoption and on the crossover between the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’ and the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’, according to this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. NFC as a whole is expected to hit the mainstream more quickly, but is still two to five years away from maturity. More






Samsung preps NFC tablet

A new tablet from Samsung, referred to as the GT-P8110 and featuring unusual rounded corners as well as NFC functionality, has been submitted for FCC approval, Phandroid reports... More









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