Smartphones will soon wirelessly charge wearables via NFC
NFC Forum has adopted the Wireless Charging Specification (WLC) that enables small consumer and IoT devices to wirelessly draw power from a smartphone.
NFC-based Android Beam to be dropped in Android Q
Google is preparing to deprecate Android Beam in the next version of Android, which is Q, if commits found on AOSP are of any indication.
Mobvoi stays with Wear OS, goes thinner Ticwatch C2
An all-in-one decent smartwatch running Wear OS for a fair price. Also, new wireless earbuds coming off a summer crowdfunding camapign….
CVS finally accepting mobile payments like Apple Pay, Google Pay
Yes, even contactless cards are being accepted at the registers these days. What took the United States’s largest drugstore chain so long to adapt?
Google claims the Pixel 2 XL blue tint is ‘slight’ and ‘inherent’, Pixel 2 clicking will be fixed
It almost seems like Google wants the Pixel 2 XL to be hated, only acknowledging and promising to properly fix a Pixel 2-specific bug.
Google ships Pixel 2 that failed QA while other units click and beep
Many Pixel owners didn’t get the right tender love and care they deserved — they wanted their damn phones to work. Boy, is it a mess this time.
Original Huawei Watch with Android Pay? [UPDATE]
Huawei Australia told a domestic outlet that the Android Wear 2.0 update would bring Android Pay to the original Huawei Watch. Huawei US? Not so.
Charge your phone via NFC; Sony just patented phone-to-phone wireless charging
According to a recent Sony patent filing, phone-to-phone wireless charging would be possible via NFC sometime in the future. What do you think?
LG Watch Sport antennas are in the non-replaceable bands
Maybe that’s why you won’t be able to replace them with other bands and why accessories manufacturers won’t be making any.
LG G Pay scheduled for launch in December
The current breadth of mobile payment systems is still fairly limited. We’ve…
UK, Spain, China get Samsung Pay early next year
While we mention the spread of Samsung Pay to different devices, Samsung…
is android pay safe
Is Android Pay safe?
Ever since we’ve used money, people have tried to steal it. That’s even more true today than in prior years. NFC may address that, but is Android Pay safe?
Why have certain retailers started blocking NFC payments?
Wait, didn’t Google Wallet work at this CVS last week? Find out why companies are blocking NFC payments as a power play.
Google Wallet
Android 4.4 could bring Google Wallet mobile payments to any handset with NFC, carrier be damned
Hear what big changes to Kit Kat Google Wallet operation mean about the future of the NFC-based payment method.
S-Beam
Why Doesn’t NFC Always Play Nice With NFC?
Learn why NFC is the most awesome technology that drives me insane.
Google Wants One Ring To Rule All Your Passwords
Learn about Google’s plan to replace your passwords with a ring.
Real world uses of NFC
8 Scenarios Where NFC Would Make Sense
Learn about NFC and some scenarios where using them would make sense — and be somewhat awesome!
Near-Field Audio is the Coolest Thing You’ve Never Heard Of
NFA is a simple, special, and grossly underrated technology that makes wireless speaker accessories possible. Read on to see how cool it really is.