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Android 15 might add a new way to charge your gadgets

Google may upgrade Android 15 phones with wireless charging support even without the dedicated hardware. Here's how it could happen.
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What is NFC? How it works and what you can do with it

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Does the Moto G Power have NFC?

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Does the Moto G Stylus have NFC?

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Muse Blocks gives you a physical way to play your digital music

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How iOS 13 will eventually make your iPhone the only ID you need

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Would you swap your keycard for a microchip implant? For many, the answer is yes

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NFC tech in official World Cup match ball draws fans even more into the games

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RHA’s acclaimed MA650 wireless earphones now come in white

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How to make coasters that connect guests to your Wi-Fi with a single tap

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Free up storage and keep your media organized with Google’s Files Go app

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Garmin contactless payments go live on the Vivoactive 3 smartwatch, just about

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Google secretly axed its NFC Smart Unlock — and Android users are fuming

Android users can no longer use the NFC Smart Unlock feature on their devices after it was secretly killed by Google without any warning.
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Visa, FIFA to make Confederations Cup a cashless experience

Visa has announced a partnership with FIFA that will see the company making all official Confederations Cup stadiums cashless-enabled.
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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.
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Spyder’s NFC-enabled ski jacket provides real-time snow reports and local trail maps

Spyder USST ski jackets comes equipped with NFC technology that enables users to tap into real time snow reports, social media, and more.
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Ever see a chip implanted in someone? One of our own puts his body on the line

Digita lTrends' live stream has it all, from the cool to the bizarre. But wait until you see our Cool Tech editor get an NFC implant on TV.
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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.
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Here’s a high-tech way to find out if your new designer bag is genuine or a fake

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Barclays launches a new NFC payments app for UK customers

Barclays Bank has launched a contactless payment app for customers in the U.K.
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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 to its user's credit card account.
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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.
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Android Pay gains ATM cash withdrawal, better web support, and more

Google introduced a bevy of new features to its Android Pay platform at I/O 2016. One particularly nifty one? The ability to withdraw cash from ATMs.
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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.
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Wireless speaker buying guide: Everything you need to know about wireless speakers

Why tether your device to a speaker when you bask in the glow of wireless audio? Here’s our guide on how to pick the best wireless speaker for you.
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NFC mobile payments make this classic-looking Bulgari watch smart

Bulgari has announced a new watch that includes an NFC chip, enabling users to use their watch for contactless payments and unlocking doors.
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MasterCard and Coin join forces to fuse wearables with payment functionality

MasterCard and Coin have announced a joint partnership to add payment functionality to every wearable that has an NFC chip.
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NXT-ID’s Wocket is an all-in-one payments solution that can truly replace your wallet

NXT-ID's Wocket consolidates all you credit, debit, loyalty, and membership cards through a combination of magnetic and wireless technology.

MasterCard wants to put a digital wallet into everything you own

MasterCard partnered with Ringly, Nymi, TrackR, GM, and a fashion designer to turn connected devices into payment devices.
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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.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Laser razors, portable wind turbines, mo-cap suits


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.
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The Tago Arc is like a hundred bracelets in one

E-ink could revolutionize design as we know it. Liber8 Technology took e-ink and started with a bangle that the wearer can change with their mood.
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From health to home, your phone will keep tabs on everything in 2015

Your phone will become the hub for everything in 2015.