NFC

Copper ‘tattoo’ unlocks your Moto X just by tapping it

Copper ‘tattoo’ unlocks your Moto X just by tapping it

When Motorola disbanded in the sale to Lenovo, their ATAP division stuck around at Google. A neat idea they were working on was digital tattoos, which makes your entire body an “authentication token”. That’s come to life — sort of — via an NFC enabled tattoo.

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Wireless charging standards destroyed by Broadcom’s one chip [UPDATE]

Wireless charging standards destroyed by Broadcom’s one chip [UPDATE]

Broadcom is a company that creates chips for computers of all kinds, including smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. This week they’ve decided to play a new hand in the wireless charging business by bringing on the "BCM59350 wireless power receiver chip." This chip allows whatever device its planted in to use any wireless charging pad it likes.

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Breakthrough brings us health implants size of rice grains

Breakthrough brings us health implants size of rice grains

What if the credit card in your wallet could someday power your heart? Researchers at Stanford have created an electronic device smaller than a grain of rice, which can be charged remotely by a device roughly the size of a credit card. The goal is to use it as an implant for humans, with it having been tested as a pacemaker for a rabbit already.

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Nokia Treasure Tag Mini slims tracker dongle

Nokia Treasure Tag Mini slims tracker dongle

Nokia's Treasure Tag wireless location dongle has finally hit shelves, and already the company has a smaller version ready. The Nokia Treasure Tag Mini is only half the thickness of the first version, at 5.85mm, but still pairs up with a Lumia Windows Phone - or indeed an iOS or Android device - and warns you if you step out of Bluetooth range.

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Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera slots 20.3MP into retro body

Samsung NX3000 SMART Camera slots 20.3MP into retro body

Samsung has outed its latest mirrorless camera, the NX3000 SMART Camera, packing a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, WiFi, and NFC into a retro-styled body. The compact NX3000 also supports Samsung's Wink Shot feature, which effectively replaces the self-timer with wink recognition.

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Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

During Nintendo's financial conference today, the company's Satoru Iwata introduced a Skylanders-esque NFC-equipped Mario figurine, something that is part of the NFP: Nintendo Figurine Platform. The figurines will be fully debuted and detailed at the upcoming E3 event.

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Nokia Treasure Tag keeps track of your stuff using NFC or Bluetooth

Nokia Treasure Tag keeps track of your stuff using NFC or Bluetooth

Nokia has gone official with the introduction of its latest gadget called the Treasure Tag. We talked about the Treasure Tag device back in July of last year when the product was mostly rumor. Nokia has now offered up all the details on the Treasure Tag and it is designed to help you keep track of your valuables.

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Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Ultra dual official with 6-inch displays

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and Ultra dual official with 6-inch displays

This week the folks at Sony have revealed two new large-display-toting smartphones, both of them with rather similar specifications and an aim for international release. Both the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual work with 6-inch displays with 720p resolution and TRILUMINOUS technology alongside the company's own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for mobile. They've got 1.1-megapixel cameras up front, 13-megapixel cameras around the back, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 1.4GHz processor inside with 1GB of RAM.

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Sony Xperia E1 official with 100dB speaker

Sony Xperia E1 official with 100dB speaker

Inside the Sony Xperia E1 you'll find one massively powerful speaker - that's the headliner item in this device, while everything else pales, ever so slightly. Of course as Sony doesn't want to be caught with a phone that only does one thing, you'll also find powers like "shake-to-shuffle" for music and Sony's newest "WALKMAN" app - as well as a 30 day pass for Sony's Entertainment Network music streaming service. There's a 4-inch display up front, too.

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Nokia beats down HTC with long arm of German patent court

Nokia beats down HTC with long arm of German patent court

HTC has lost another major battle in patent court, this time in Germany. Nokia prevailed in a quest to force HTC to stop selling Android-based smartphones in that country, including the company's flagship HTC One. The injunction is expected to be appealed.

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Smartphones account for 4 in 5 NFC equipped devices shipped in 2013

Smartphones account for 4 in 5 NFC equipped devices shipped in 2013

NFC or Near Field Communications is featured in many technology products today. The majority of the products that ship with NFC tech embedded right now are smartphones according to research firm ABI Research. The company says that in 2013 4 in 5 NFC devices were smartphones.

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and Zik hit Windows 8 and Windows Phone soon

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and Zik hit Windows 8 and Windows Phone soon

This week the folks at Parrot have announced that they're working with Microsoft closely to release not only apps and connections between Windows Phone and their Parrot.AR Drone 2.0 and Zik, but Windows 8 as well. This means that you'll be able to work closely with the Zik headphones and pilot this beastly drone from your Windows 8 desktop or tablet as well as Windows Phone 8 devices in the very near future.

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