NFC

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.

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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 designs.

Wearables

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.

Mobile

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, too.

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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.

Mobile

Some retailers are blocking Apple Pay and launching a competitor

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.

Mobile

No NFC for you: Apple restricts new iPhone 6 feature to payments only

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.

Mobile

Apple Watch to use skin contact for secure Apple Pay purchases

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.

Wearables

Apple installs NFC in its stores ahead of iPhone 6 launch

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.

Mobile

Apple inks deals with Amex and others for iPhone 6 mobile payments, report says

Apple has reportedly inked deals with American Express and other financial services firms as part of an expected push into mobile payments with the launch next week of the iPhone 6.

Apple

London’s historic statues will start calling smartphones from this week

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.

Cool Tech

NFC payment service ISIS rebranding to distance itself from Middle Eastern militant group

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.

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