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Mobile

Fitbit kills what's left of Coin, ending support and app services

Coin has announced it will terminate services for its wallet-slimming digital credit card at the end of February, though existing devices will still function as long as they have battery power.
Outdoors

Spyder’s NFC-enabled ski jacket provides real-time snow reports and local trail maps

The new Spyder Glissade ski jacket features an NFC-enabled patch that pairs with smartphones to provide access to social media feeds and offer realtime updates on snow conditions, location-based trail maps, and more.
Cool Tech

Ever see a chip implanted in someone? One of our own puts his body on the line 19:46

Digital Trends' live-stream has it all, from the cool to the bizarre. But wait until you see our Cool Tech editor get an implant on live TV. Needle-fearing folks, be prepared.
Computing

Transferring files between your smartphone and PC — the easy way

Transferring files between our PC and mobile devices plagues us at work, home, and school, but there are solutions to the problem. Here are the most effective ways to get content from your desktop computer to a mobile device..
Mobile

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

NFC is catching on in several ways, and will only become more commonplace in the future. Here's everything you need to know about the burgeoning technology, including how it impacts your future purchases and file-sharing practices.
Mobile

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!
Mobile

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.
Wearables

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.
Mobile

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."
Mobile

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.
Business

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.