NFC has grown popular through wireless payment systems like Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay, but just what is it exactly? Here's everything you need to know about the technology, including what it can do, and how it works.
As soccer fans gear up to root for their favorite nation in the 2018 World Cup, Adidas teamed with software company BlueBite to outfit the official match ball with NFC tech. By scanning the chip with a phone, fans get access to exclusive…
Tired of reciting your Wi-Fi password every time your houseguests want to connect to your network? We've got a solution for you: NFC drink coasters that automatically grant guests access to your Wi-Fi when they tap their phones on them.
Unsure how to manage the storage on your smartphone? That's where Google's Files Go app comes in. Here's how you can use it to easily free up space on your device, find files, and share them with others even when you're offline.
You can now use your Vivoactive 3 smartwatch to pay for stuff using Garmin Pay, though with only a few banks involved at the start, the launch is somewhat limited. Garmin is promising more support "soon."
Android users can no longer use the NFC (near-field communication) Smart Unlock feature on their devices, as it was killed by Google without any advance notice or explanation. The company did not offer much in the way of explanation.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.