News about Laptop.
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.”
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.”
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.
September 10th, 2013
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…
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
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.
May 7th, 2013
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…