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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.