Samsung Pay celebrates 1st birthday with support for coupons, $100K in prizes

Samsung will celebrate its mobile payment service's first anniversary in the U.S. by introducing an in-app coupon service and $100,000 in prizes. The contest runs until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, so submit your entries now!

Here’s a high-tech way to find out if your new designer bag is genuine or a fake

Worried your new designer bag isn't genuine, but a convincing fake? One company has had enough, and decided to integrate special smartphone-readable NFC tags into the label to prove authenticity once and for all.
Android Army

Barclays launches a new NFC payments app for UK customers

Barclays Bank has launched a contactless payment app for customers in the U.K. It's available through the Play Store, and supports payments at more than 400,000 locations and London's public transit system.

A new Olympic ring? Visa’s will allow athletes in Rio to make mobile payments

Visa unveiled a new post-password wearable tech solution, a near-field-communication-based payment ring that syncs directly to its user's credit card account. Visa will give them to sponsored athletes at this summer's Rio Olympics.

Wells Fargo Wallet set to take on Android Pay with NFC, contactless ATM withdrawals

Banking giant Wells Fargo is relaunching its mobile app, Wells Fargo Wallet, on Android. It'll gain NFC features for payments and ATM withdrawals when it launches "later this summer."

Android Pay gains ATM cash withdrawal, better web support, and more

Google introduced a bevy of new features to its Android Pay platform at the company's I/O 2016 developer conference in San Francisco. One particularly nifty one? The ability to withdraw cash from ATMs.

Fitbit bets on mobile payments with acquisition of Coin

Fitbit is predicting a bright and cheery future in mobile payments. It's acquiring Coin, maker of the credit card-emulating Coin card, for an unspecified sum.
Buying Guides

Wireless speaker buying guide: Everything you need to know about wireless speakers

If you hadn’t already noticed, the speaker dock is dead. Why tether your device to a speaker when you can bask in the glow of wireless audio? Here’s our guide on how to pick the best wireless speaker for you.

NFC mobile payments make this classic-looking Bulgari watch smart

Luxury watches traditionally haven't been very smart, but Bulgari's new watch includes an NFC chip, enabling users to make contactless payments and unlock hotel doors. Not only that, but the watch looks like a classic luxury…

MasterCard and Coin join forces to fuse wearables with payment functionality

MasterCard and Coin have announced a joint partnership to add mobile payments functionality to every wearable that has an NFC chip, in a move to make more devices capable of paying for things.
Cool Tech

NXT-ID’s Wocket is an all-in-one payments solution that can truly replace your wallet 1:19

NXT-ID's Wocket virtualizes and consolidates all you credit, debit, loyalty, and membership cards. Translation? You can leave your overstuffed wallet at home.