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    Microsoft to open up Windows Hello to wearables

    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.”

    Apple Pay to expand to mobile websites?

    March 24th, 2016

    Apple Pay will be available as a payment option on mobile websites “before this year’s holiday shopping season”, Re/code reports. “The service will be available to shoppers using the Safari browser on models of iPhones and iPads that possess Apple’s TouchID fingerprint technology,” the publication says. “Apple has also considered making the service available on Apple laptops and desktops too, though it’s not clear if the company will launch that capability.”

    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

    Lenovo puts NFC in Yoga

    September 10th, 2013

    The latest version of Lenovo’s flexible ThinkPad Yoga Windows 8 ultrabook will include NFC. The 12.5-inch device is designed for business users, can be transformed from a laptop into a tablet by simply folding the screen back, and will launch in November starting at US$949.

    Inside Secure doubles NFC sales

    August 5th, 2013

    Security chip specialist Inside Secure‘s mobile NFC division recorded sales of US$9.5m during Q2 2013, double its sales during the first quarter of the year, according to the company’s latest financial results. “As expected, revenue… More

    Novay releases NFC passport verification app

    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… More

    Dell adds NFC to XPS 12 laptop

    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.

    Sony Vaio Fit laptops get NFC

    May 7th, 2013

    Sony has announced a new range of Windows 8 laptops that come with NFC. Vaio Fit laptops are available with 14-inch and 15-inch screens and will start at US$649 when they ship later this month.

    Google and NXP join Fido Alliance to develop secure authentication standards

    May 2nd, 2013

    Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo. More

    Smaller devices to get wireless charging with NFC

    March 20th, 2013

    Wireless charging is on its way for smaller devices, by combining wireless power transmission with NFC technology, says Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre. Combining the two technologies will make it possible to design increasingly compact… More

    Cirque offers NFC trackpad kit

    October 24th, 2012

    Capacitive touch technology specialist Cirque has introduced an evaluation kit for its GlidePoint NFC solution, which integrates an NFC antenna directly into the trackpad on a laptop or other personal computing device. “These kits provide all the necessary hardware and software for OEM companies to assess implementing multiple inputs, such as touch and NFC sensing, into their products,” says the company.

    HP unveils hybrid PC with NFC

    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… More

    Windows Phone 8 launch video details Microsoft’s plans for NFC

    June 21st, 2012

    The launch presentation for Windows Phone 8 shows how Microsoft plans to make its NFC mobile wallet more widely accepted than Google’s, provides details of a forthcoming NFC-enabled Chase payments app and highlights a new deals platform and in-app purchasing technology that charges items to the user’s default payment card. More

    Visa to launch V.me digital wallet in UK, France and Spain

    April 30th, 2012

    “Our intention is that V.me will ultimately be able to incorporate any or all of our new payment technologies, allowing our members to deliver the best possible payments experience whether face-to-face, online or in a mobile environment,” says Visa Europe’s Mariano Dima. More

    Cirque shows off NFC trackpad

    January 20th, 2012

    Capacitive sensing specialist Cirque Corporation showed its touchpad with integrated NFC antenna solution at CES last week. The solution, first demonstrated as a prototype last year, has now been built into a usable trackpad. Both… More

    Sony and HID launch NFC reader module for laptops and tablets

    November 17th, 2011

    Sony and secure identity specialist HID Global have launched a contactless smart card reader platform that can add NFC and secure access control to laptop PCs and other mobile devices. The design includes a secure… More

    Sony and HID Global to bring NFC to laptop PCs

    Sony and HID Global to bring NFC to laptop PCs

    October 13th, 2010

    HID Global and Sony have announced plans to enter into a strategic partnership to jointly develop an embedded contactless smart card reader platform for laptop PCs. The new platform will support Sony’s FeliCa contactless card… More