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    Galaxy S8 to get iris scanner for payments authentication?

    January 27th, 2017

    Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone will come with an iris scanner to allow owners to unlock their devices and authenticate purchases with their eyes, according to The Guardian. The technology was first made available on the company’s Galaxy Note 7 device unveiled in August 2016. “The Galaxy S8 will also come with an artificial intelligence assistant, which can perform tasks such as object recognition,” the publication reports.

    Apple’s Error 53 shuts down handsets with Touch ID repairs

    February 9th, 2016

    iPhone 6 users have been left with broken handsets as a result of Apple’s latest iOS 9 operating system update permanently disabling devices if it detects that Touch ID’s hardware integrity has been compromised —… More

    UK NFC JV files with Brussels

    March 9th, 2012

    The NFC joint venture between three UK mobile network operators has now filed for approval with the EU to go ahead with the scheme, code named ‘Project Oscar’, the Guardian reports, despite on-going objections from… More

    Nokia looks to ‘portless’ phones

    February 1st, 2012

    Nokia may use NFC connectivity and wireless charging in future phones to eliminate external ports from the devices, the company’s head of design has hinted in an interview with The Guardian. Nokia’s flagship Lumia devices run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, which does not yet support NFC but is expected to introduce the technology later this year.

    Nokia CEO: I believe in NFC

    January 10th, 2012

    Nokia has unveiled two new smartphones at the CES, but neither include NFC. “With our first Windows Phone devices we had to make decisions about priorities,” CEO Stephen Elop said, the Guardian reports. “But NFC is growing in importance, and I personally believe in it.”