NFC
Wearables

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.
Mobile

MasterCard wants to put a digital wallet into everything you own

MasterCard wants to turn every device into a credit card with its secure mobile payment technology and NFC. The company partnered with Ringly, Nymi, TrackR, GM, and a fashion designer to turn connected devices into payment devices.
Mobile

Samsung Pay wasn’t breached in state-sponsored LoopPay hack, executives say

LoopPay, the company behind a core technology of Samsung Pay, suffered a network breach at the hands of Chinese hackers earlier this year. Payments information wasn't compromised., LoopPay claims.
Mobile

Coin gets NFC compatibility, slims down, and improves on the original

Coin updated its all-in-one card, Coin 2.0, by adding NFC tap-to-pay functionality, as well as a better display and thinner profile. Most importantly, Coin 2.0 comes with an improved electronic stripe.
Wearables

The Tago Arc is like a hundred bracelets in one

E-ink can revolutionize design as we know it. Liber8 Technology took e-ink and started with a bangle, the Tago Arc, that the wearer can change to fit their mood. Users can upload pictures to the community, where they can end up as bracelet…
Mobile

From health to home, your phone will keep tabs on everything in 2015

How much will your phone change next year? Here are five exciting things we’re excited about in the mobile world for 2015.
Mobile

ShopKeep beats Square to the punch with free Apple Pay hardware

ShopKeep aims to beat Square with new hardware that supports EMV cards and NFC payments like Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Some other point-of-sale systems already support the technology.
Home

New Kickstarter campaign has smart door locks, deadbolts, and padlocks

Quicklock launched a Kickstarter campaign for its keyless door locks, deadbolts, and padlocks, which unlock using smartphones’ Bluetooth or NFC key fobs. It has an app for iPhone and Android, so friends and family can enter your home…
Mobile

It’s more than the wallet-killer: Everything you need to know about NFC

NFC is catching on. Here's our rundown on everything you need to know about NFC, including how it works and how it can help you.
Mobile

Apple Pay may soon work with some subway lines and ticketing systems

Apple may extend the use of the iPhone 6's NFC technology to transit cards and keycards. The company is reportedly in talks with two big NFC-tech providers.