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Isis mobile payment trial run hit with a delay

Isis mobile payment trial run hit with a delay

Isis, the mobile payment service that is the result of a Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile team-up, was supposed to enter into its first round of trial runs later this month. Instead, CNET reports that its developers have hit a few roadblocks, and have now pushed the launch of that first trial run back a bit. We don't know when, precisely, the trial run of Isis will be kicking off now, but we're told that we can expect more news on it soon.

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Galaxy Victory 4G LTE brings S III features to mid-range phone

Galaxy Victory 4G LTE brings S III features to mid-range phone

If you're looking to pick up a smartphone for your family member of choice that's got the sharing abilities of the newest family line of Samsung products but wont break your bank, the Galaxy Victory 4G LTE may be the item for you. Though we can't speak to its ability to actually connect to 4G LTE as it's not being carried by one of the two reliable networks we've worked with in the USA, $99.99 on a two-year contract might be a great deal for this Ice Cream Sandwich carrying 4-inch display toting Android smartphone appearing today.

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Why the iPhone 5 needs no NFC, wireless charging, or localized haptic feedback

Why the iPhone 5 needs no NFC, wireless charging, or localized haptic feedback

It's time to have a chat about what the iPhone 5 didn't bring to the table this week now that the dust has settled - somewhat - after the big Apple reveal. Two features you might be wondering about - and one that you might never have heard of - for the iPhone 5 that we've had questions about are these: NFC, Wireless Charging, and Localized Haptic Feedback. We've discussed the first two extremely briefly right after the press conference was complete, while the third has still been weighing on our minds even without a lot of your questions for us on the device in the end.

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iPhone 5 revealed without NFC or wireless charging – what happened?

iPhone 5 revealed without NFC or wireless charging – what happened?

This week we're taking a look at the iPhone 5 as it was revealed by Apple in all its glory alongside iOS 6 and a set of hardware innovations like the Lightning connector - but what happened to NFC and wireless charging? We'd heard several times in tips and "leaks" that an NFC sensor was in the plans for this device for some time - but inside the last few weeks of this unofficial stream of shady bits, it was all but confirmed that, given the size of the device, NFC was not physically possible. Wireless charging, on a similar note, was never officially spoken about by Apple, and though Apple's competitors - such as Nokia, for example - are working with the technology soon, Apple has simply opted out.

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HP SpectreONE all-in-one PC brings trackpad-centric experience to Windows 8

HP SpectreONE all-in-one PC brings trackpad-centric experience to Windows 8

If there were one PC we've seen thus far from the HP collection bringing on Windows 8 with touchscreen capabilities that we'd call the king, it'd be the HP SpectreONE. This machine is the most expensive of the all-in-one designs HP is offering up here at the start of the Windows 8 generation of PCs, and with its 23-inch flush glass display and 3rd generation Intel Core processor options, not to mention it's lovely and sleek looking body, there's no stopping it. This device will not, on the other hand, be launching with the rest of the October wave of devices - it's coming in November.

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Spotify for Android gets NFC music exchange: We go hands-on

Spotify for Android gets NFC music exchange: We go hands-on

Spotify has updated its Android app to support NFC, using the short-range wireless technology to share music between handsets running Ice Cream Sandwich. The new app also introduces a fresh range of Audio Effects for Android 4.x phones, and the offline mode has been improved with more information to explain exactly why you're offline: whether it's network issues or simply because you've shut off data while roaming.

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Samsung Galaxy S III adding support for Orange and Barclaycard mobile payments

Samsung Galaxy S III adding support for Orange and Barclaycard mobile payments

European carrier Orange and Bayclaycard have announced a new team up today that will soon let Samsung Galaxy S III owners make Quick Tap NFC mobile payments with their phones. This new service is headed to the UK, and it will be available to "new and upgrading" Samsung Galaxy S III users on September 5. Orange and Barclaycard are touting the Orange Galaxy S III as "first Android device to feature Quick Tap contactless payment technology."

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Nokia Purity Pro Wireless headphones arrive ahead of WP8 Lumias

Nokia Purity Pro Wireless headphones arrive ahead of WP8 Lumias

Nokia may be ramping up for its Windows Phone 8 launch later this week, but the company has taken out a few minutes to reveal a new range of wireless Monster headphones. The Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset by Monster comes in a range of colors and hook up via NFC to your smartphone; that seems as good a tip as any that Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 line-up will include the short-range wireless tech.

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Nokia and JBL announce new portable NFC speakers for Lumia

Nokia and JBL announce new portable NFC speakers for Lumia

Today Nokia announced that it has teamed up with JBL to introduce a new line of speakers meant to be paired with the Lumia. The full name of this new line is called "JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia," and they appear to be real attention-getters. In a post on Conversations with Nokia, the company's Ian Delaney went through what we can expect from these PlayUp speakers, starting right off with the eye catching color and the similarities users are bound to see between these and the Play 360° speakers Nokia began offering last year.

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