Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well as make online payments and send funds to friends... More
A Brazilian startup has developed an authentication process that uses government-issued electronic ID documents and NFC phones to provide users with an additional level of security when logging in to online services... More
The phone maker’s tag reading/writing app for Android devices now allows users to program tags to perform multiple actions at one time, customize profiles so that tags perform in different ways for different users, and lock a tag so that only the owner can read its contents. More
Google staffer Paul Carff has produced a video showing an NFC-enabled beer tap that uses NFC badges, an NFC reader/writer, a Motorola Xoom tablet and an Arduino microcontroller to automatically dispense a brew to badge holders — provided their badge contains the ID information necessary to prove that they are, for instance, old enough to drink alcohol... More
“It’s still very early days for mobile payments and we know [it] will take time to build a mobile commerce ecosystem, but we’re very committed to this goal and are encouraged by the progress we’ve made to date,” says the search giant, as it makes unlocked Galaxy Nexus NFC phones available for US$399. More
Android 4.0 includes an NFC peer-to-peer sharing technology called Android Beam and a facial biometric technology called Face Unlock that replaces the need to enter a PIN to unlock a phone. More
The search giant’s new social networking project includes built-in support for tag reading, letting users with NFC phones simply read a tag to post information stored in it to their Google+ account. More
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