You’re probably already accustomed to mooching free wi-fi whenever you visit a friend, but according to a new patent Sony filed just last Friday, the company wants you to be able to steal power from a friend’s phone as well, without having to connect a single cable.
You’re looking at Swatch’s new Bellamy watch. It’s a simple-looking analog timepiece, without an LED screen, mobile OS or computational brain—but it does contain an NFC chip that will allow you to make contactless payments using the otherwise dumb device.
Apple Pay’s fingerprint authentication is already miles better than the laughable magnetic strip on our credit cards. But to try and create the
A security expert had a computer chip for tracking cows implanted in his hand by an “unlicensed amateur” so he could show how hackers could use tools hidden underneath their skin to hijack devices.
Apple Pay, and other mobile payment services like it, all share a similar vision of the future, one where people can leave their home with nothing but a smartphone and an ID (if that!), and still buy absolutely whatever they want. That dream's a little closer to reality now that USA Technologies brings NFC payments to…
For years, tech companies like Google and Softcard (formerly known as ISIS) begged with consumers to adopt its NFC-powered payment platform, and for the most part, their pleas went largely unheard. Now that Apple Pay has graced millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users with NFC purchasing powers, things are…
Midwest retail chain Meijer is refusing to go along with the coalition of retailers that have ditched Apple Pay in favor of their own vastly inferior alternative. At least one company cares about its customers.
The Poynt Smart Terminal is like a one-size-fits-all payments system. It has an NFC antenna, a magnetic swipe reader, a Bluetooth antenna, a QR code reader, a printer for receipts, and even an Android tablet to boot. So not matter how the future of payments pans out, you'll be able to get your dang cup of coffee.
A nifty new payment system is not without its quirks. A few early adopters who used Apple Pay to stock up on Halloween candy ended up getting charged two times per transaction. For now, however, it only seems to be those who used Bank of America debit cards.
Apple Pay is set to launch on October 20. So if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you're in the U.S., you'll be able to start paying for your Walgreens haul on your phone next Monday.
My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags…
Softcard just announced a partnership with Subway. Starting October 1, you'll be able to eat fresh by using the company formerly known as Isis to make a mobile payment.
Apple wants to destroy your wallet and kill your credit cards with Apple Pay, its new mobile payment system.
We've heard tell of Apple's plans to embrace mobile payments in a big way. And now, according to a new report from Recode, not only will the iPhone 6 come packing a payment system, but Apple has even lined up some major partners for announcement day.
The New York Times just published a very authoritative and fairly exciting report on what Apple will be announcing next week. You guessed it: two new iPhones with larger screen sizes and a wearable computer (a.k.a. an iWatch.) But there are plenty of details we hadn't heard yet.
If you would have asked me a month ago what would be some of the most talked about topics surrounding Apple's upcoming event on Sept. 9th, bigger iPhones, sapphire screens, and a rumored iWatch would definitely be my top three. NFC-powered mobile payments would rank somewhere near last place.