Motorola has a new NFC accessory for unlocking your phone. It’s called the Keylink, and it can also help you find your keys.
The SD Association has a new way to consumers to rid themselves of plastic smart cards: use a smart SD card instead. The new memory card spec supports the NFC Secure Element and on-board applets for smartphones.
Car keys may soon be a thing of the past. Hyundai is testing out a concept in which it allows users to access their car using NFC-enabled smartphones. The tap-and-go interaction can also trigger individual user preferences and initiate streaming between the phone and car.
Tired of carrying hundreds of business cards? What if you only needed to carry one? That’s the idea behind this Moo card with embedded NFC tag inside it. You just tap it to a phone with NFC-capabilities and it share just about any information you want.
Netflix and Good Technology both completed the first pilots of NFC-equipped smartphones for building access in Silicon Valley. The tests with HID Global demonstrate some of the utility of NFC beyond payments but also highlight the remaining work to be done.
NFC, or near-field communications, is often synonymous with wireless mobile payments, but the technology has other uses too. You can pair Bluetooth devices by tapping them, for example. Or you can go cable-free with this NFC keyboard found in Japan… if you can afford it.
Samsung is trying to champion near field communication and is introducing new programmable NFC tags called TecTiles that work with a new mobile application on NFC-enabled Android devices. Users can program that tags to do 25 different tasks.
My do-it-yourself smarthome system may be getting an upgrade with an Internet connected front door lock. Lockitron just caught my eye for a few reasons, but the two main ones are support for near-field communications or NFC and no wiring needed for installation.
What features might your next smartphone have? When you consider new mobile chips, graphics processors, 4G networks, sensors and more, the sky’s the limit. Here’s an overview what you can expect to see in the smartphones of tomorrow, which will top 1 billion sales by 2015.
A Nokia research project called Nokia Hello leverages wireless technology with Near Field Communications (NFC) chips to help people “speak” to each other. I figured it would be a good solution when speaking to someone in a non-native language (it is), but Nokia suggests another use.
Chip maker Intel has been getting some NFC religion lately as it looks to incorporate the short-distance radio technology into its chipset. The latest sign is an agreement with French NFC chip maker Inside Secure, which will provide NFC technology and products to Intel.
Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is finally ready to articulate its mobile-payments strategy at an event Thursday in New York, according to several repor…
NFC will arrive in handsets in a big way in the coming months, but other components of a viable “mobile wallet” scenario aren’t in place yet. Here are some possibilities for the technology beyond using it to pay for goods at the retail counter.
Square, the San Francisco-based personal financial services company co-founded by Twitter co-creator Jack Dorsey, has a simple mission: to become an iconic…
One more acquisition for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) made public this week: the search, mobile and advertising giant has added NFC company Zetawire…
Hardware already exists that allows the iPhone to receive payments and process transactions. But what if the next version offered the ability to do that and so much more, without accessories? The iPhone could become the lynchpin in a mobile commerce future ripped from science fiction.
Earlier this week, I reported on rumors that Apple and Gemalto were developing a SIM that Apple could integrate onto its iPhone motherboard, and through the comments pouring in, I’ve received further confirmation on the rumors and more context on what this might mean.
Earlier we reported that the next generation of iPhone might have an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader built in, if rumors prove…