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.
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 designs.
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, too.
Just when you thought your in-store transactions would be quick and painless forever... some big U.S. retailers have an Apple Pay rival in the pipeline, and that means no support for the new technology.
Apple may have included NFC capabilities on the iPhone 6, but sadly, its use will initially be restricted to the new Apple Pay wireless payments system. However, like Touch ID on the iPhone 5S, there is a chance this will change in the future.
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both have the Touch ID sensor for authorizing contactless payments, but how about the Apple Watch? According to reports, the tech giant's new smartwatch will use skin contact for secure Apple Pay purchases.
With Apple expected to make a push into mobile payments with the launch this week of its new iPhone and possibly iWatch, the company is reportedly busy fitting its stores with new NFC readers and upgraded iBeacon transmitters.
Technology is being used more and more to help encourage greater interest in culture and art. A UK-based arts group, for example, this week launches a project that'll see London's historic statues calling up passers-by to deliver entertaining monologues.
In a written statement, NFC payment service ISIS will go through rebranding efforts in the coming months in order to distance itself from the Middle Eastern militant group that shares the same acronym.