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.
Apple takes Swatch to Swiss court for Bellamy’s eerily familiar ‘Tick different’ slogan
It’s almost like Swatch wanted to enrage Apple, first with a “One more thing trademark”, then by using a “Tick different” Bellamy ad motto.
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?
Sporty Huawei Watch 2 shows up in three colors, no rotating crown, and possibly, no NFC in tow
Leaked pre-MWC renders showcase a far less stylish Huawei Watch 2 than its acclaimed predecessor, and rumor has it there’s no NFC on deck either.
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.
Samsung Gear S3 announcement brings Classic and Frontier designs, more technology
Samsung’s latest smartwatch features two impactful designs, a heavy dose of Samsung Pay, GPS and other sensors, and an unknown release path.
Wallet 2.0 for Windows 10 Mobile avails NFC Tap to Pay
A refreshed mobile payments app for Windows 10 Mobile will likely bring NFC functionality in the form of Tap to Pay. And it works right now.
Blass dishes OnePlus 3 specs
Evan Blass has another leak out that intermingles with previous hardware spec rumors. We just wish there were rumors about pricing, though.
OnePlus 3 could be joining the 6GB RAM and NFC club
OnePlus may be taking a good long wait before coming out with another “flagship killer” with goodies new that should be and old that should’ve been.
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…
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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?
Is Samsung Pay on a non-Samsung phone a pipe dream?
Samsung Pay is doing well for itself across Korea. New figures show that…
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Android Pay feels like a downgrade from Google Wallet
Google is upgrading Google Wallet and replacing its NFC payment abilities with a new system: Android Pay. Does it restrict too much in the name of security?
Late launch isn’t the reason Samsung Pay won’t succeed
Remember when the company even announced Samsung Pay? It was with the…
Smartphone OEMs can no longer get away with ignoring NFC
One of the biggest changes to the smartphone scene in 2015 has…
Windows Phone gets an NFC payment solution with Softcard
Learn how you can get started making Windows Phone NFC payments at retail locations.
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.
NFC on the iPhone 6 to be a one-trick pony (for now)
Don’t count on using the new iPhone NFC support to pair accessories or share media anytime soon, as we get word that it’s Apple-Pay-only for now.