This NFC-Powered Bonus E-Ink Display for Your Phone Needs No Batteries

No matter what you're doing at a computer, two displays are always better than one, and that could soon be true for your mobile devices as well. Prototypes of dual-display smartphones have already been demonstrated, but researchers have now revealed a wireless second display for your mobile devices that magically… » 8/20/13 10:06am 8/20/13 10:06am

Sol Republic's New Bluetooth Speaker Is a Portable Party Machine

Motorola is teaming up with fashion-forward headphone purveyor Sol Republic on a co-branded Bluetooth speaker. The Deck is weird looking little thing, but it's got a few features that make it stand out from the otherwise saturated cheap wireless speaker market. » 8/01/13 3:00pm 8/01/13 3:00pm

This NFC-Enabled Ring Stores Your Personal Data On Your Fingertips

Have you ever wanted to wave your hand to unlock a door or transfer your contact information by simply touching a phone? How about keeping all of your top secret passwords at arm's length, literally? Well, with this Kickstarter-funded near field communication-enabled ring, all that could soon be possible. » 7/23/13 2:45pm 7/23/13 2:45pm

Creative's Airwave HD Adds NFC So You Just Tap To Tether Your Tunes

No one has yet to unseat Jawbone's Jambox from the Bluetooth speaker throne, but the king of the heap is starting to show its age, leaving room for feature-packed competitors to challenge its reign. Creative hopes its updated Airwave HD might be in line for the throne by offering the citizens NFC capabilities so it's… » 5/15/13 1:00pm 5/15/13 1:00pm

We're This Much Closer to Replacing Our Wallets With Phones

It sounds boring, but one of the most important frontiers in technology right now is how mobile can make paying for stuff easier. And while this year's Mobile World Congress might have been a little lacking in four-star hardware, there were some serious steps taken towards replacing your wallet with your smartphone. » 2/27/13 12:00pm 2/27/13 12:00pm

LG's 2013 Speaker Lineup Sounds Pretty Sweet No Matter How You Listen

Not everybody has the available floor space or audiophilic conviction for 9.1 surround sound—sometimes just a sound bar or even headphones may suffice. With the wall of sound-producing devices that LG just unveiled, finding a system to match your situation should be a cinch—even if it is 9.1 surround. » 12/25/12 3:00am 12/25/12 3:00am

What Is Isis Mobile Payment?

Today, Austin and Salt Lake City are getting the first Isis-enabled phones from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. It's a test program for the NFC-based payment system before it gets released to everyone else. But what is Isis, exactly, and how is it different from the dozens of other mobile payment techs? » 10/22/12 2:20pm 10/22/12 2:20pm

How to Ditch Cash and Pay for Everything Electronically

It's 2012, and we're still fussing with paper currency. Why isn't everything electronic? Or at the very least, exclusively utilizing magnetic strips on plastic rectangles? Where are those ID/Passport/money-replacing cards we were promised in the 90s? » 9/29/12 11:00am 9/29/12 11:00am

Thanks to RFID, You'll Never Lose a Sock Again

Pushing war and world hunger to the back of the line, the next important issue that technology is tackling is mismatched and missing socks. A company called Blacksocks has developed what it's claiming are the world's first smart socks that make them virtually impossible to mis-match, and incredibly easy to find in a… » 9/24/12 6:20pm 9/24/12 6:20pm