NFC in the UK Inches Towards Mainstream Adoption With Four Carriers'…

The UK's Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere (Orange and T-Mobile) networks have collaborated on an NFC joint-venture that will put the squeeze on businesses to start offering NFC as a payment option for customers, and allow customers of any network with any NFC-equipped phone to use the service. They're hopeful… » 6/16/11 7:35am 6/16/11 7:35am

Is Google Building an NFC Payments System For Phones?

Near-Field Communication isn't anything new, but according to BusinessWeek, Google wants in—maybe even this year. It'd let users swipe their phones on a checkout reader, paying for small purchases automatically, much like the Nexus S does already. [BusinessWeek] » 1/05/11 8:30am 1/05/11 8:30am

Google Wants to Kill Yelp With a Dose of NFC

What will the first official use be for the near-field communication tech found in Google's new Nexus S phone? It will provide a quick way to rate restaurants and businesses in the Portland, OR area using their new Hotpot engine. » 12/09/10 9:20pm 12/09/10 9:20pm

Toshiba Media Server is a Wireless Powerhouse, Dodecahedron

This strangely sexy (for a networked storage device) Toshiba wireless media server concept on show at CEATEC takes a novel approach to design; as wires disappear, the necessity for an unimaginative stack of home theater equipment is diminished. The device is loaded with wireless capabilities, including Wi-Fi, wireless… » 9/30/08 8:50am 9/30/08 8:50am