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Sharp transforms large displays into payment terminals

As an example of what’s possible with the digital transformation of retail, electronics firm Sharp has succeeded in transforming large NFC displays into payment terminals.

WEWA Technologies bring Near-field communication (NFC) to life

As part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, WEWA Technologies is bringing the convenience of NFC (Near-field communication) technology to life.

Google teams up with PayPal to make Android Pay more useful

Google has announced a new partnership with PayPal that will see the popular online payments service integrated into Android Pay. Mobile payment users will be able to complete in-store transactions using their PayPal account, adding a new way to pay.

Sony patent lets you wirelessly charge your phone from a friend's

Sony has filed a patent for a technology that would allow you to wirelessly charge your smartphone from a friend's if you're running low on power. The technology is based on NFC and allows two devices to negotiate an exchange of power.

Samsung Pay sees almost 100m transactions in its first year

Samsung Pay, the South Korean tech giant's mobile payments service, has just reached its one year anniversary. The service has proved to be popular with consumers in the US and Korea and is already very close to passing the 100 million transactions mark.

NFC Ring lets you pay with a tap of your finger

You can now tap-to-pay using nothing more than your finger at hundreds of thousands of stores in the U.S. and U.K.. The NFC Ring is a Visa-based payment ring that is now available for anyone to pre-order. It made its debut at the Rio Olympics this month.

Contactless payments to be accepted in 'every' EU store by 2020

Mastercard's head of emerging payment products has said that contactless payments with cards and phones will be accepted at every store in the UK and Europe before 2020, sparking a debate on whether this will actually be possible.

12.9-inch iPad Pro has a stylus, Force Touch, A9 chip and NFC

There have been rumours of an under-development iPad "Pro" for some time now. Over the weekend, new leaks have emerged that not only confirm the existence of the device but also reveal it to have an official stylus — just like Microsoft's Surface.

NFC win overshadowed by awkward postgame interview

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman lets out an explosive tirade following their win over the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL Week 15 wrap up: Upsets and heartbreaks

With many teams still trying to paint the playoff picture for their club, there were plenty of story lines in the NFL going into week 15.

Smartphone-controlling wristband seeks Kickstarter funds

A new wristband using near field communication (NFC) technology to adjust smartphone volume levels is looking for Kickstarter backers.

Op-Ed: NFL — Four games to watch this week

The NFL season officially kicked off this Wednesday and the first game, an NFC East rematch between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, is in the books.

What you need to know about Apple's iPhone 5

The tech world is buzzing about the upcoming iPhone 5, expected to be unveiled Sept. 12. For the past few months blogs have been leaking alleged photos of the next-gen iPhone and discussing its new features such as a larger screen.

Op-Ed: From M2M To The Internet of Things - Viewpoints From Europe

In a recent post, I featured M2M as one of the hottest trends in telecom, but it's only a trend in the wide scope of The Internet of Things.

NFL: NFC pulls off win against AFC in turnover bonanza

Honolulu - The NFL moved the date of the Pro Bowl looking to make it more relevant and give it meaning, but todays game was a disaster with turnovers. The NFC won 55 – 41 giving the combined score of 96 for the second highest in Pro Bowl history.

Op-Ed: NFL: Pro-Bowl is Still Just Ho-Hum

The NFL has been watching its annual All-Star game fall in ratings and attendence for a number of years so after last years game they decided it was time to make a change.

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