Google Acquired Zetawire for Their NFC Expertise

Techcrunch is reporting that Google quietly purchased a small Toronto startup named Zetawire as long a year ago. What makes this small news item interesting is that Zetawire had a patent application in for a payment, advertising and identity management system tied up in one neat package with a ...

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NFC Chip Gets Put to Use with New Google Hotpot Iniative

As all of you Android junkies may know (at least you should know), the Nexus S was recently announced. With its 4″ Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and close tie to Google, a big component in the device is the NFC chip that is built in. The chip allows for wireless ...

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NFC Chip Made by NXP Semiconductors, Not Samsung

The NFC chip in the Samsung Nexus S was actually made by NXP Semiconductors, not Samsung. NXP has been working with Google for some time to implement the hardware and software for this technology.

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Jabra Stealth review

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  Design Jabra STEALTH Bluetooth Headset  While the design of the Jabra Stealth is by no means revolutionary, it still manages a refined appearance due to its slim profile, modern color scheme and tactfully placed buttons. The Stealth is made of a matte black silicon material with a silver ...

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Smart Unlock review: Adds Lollipop’s Smart Lock to older devices

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Android 5.0 Lollipop brought some key new features, one of which is called Smart Lock. But with Android 5.0 Lollipop adoption still sitting at just 3.3 percent based on the latest ‘Platform Version’ numbers from Google — the Smart Lock feature is one that many hear about but cannot actually ...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge for April 10

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Samsung, as expected, today announced its latest flagship smartphone experience, the Galaxy S6. What’s more, it also unveiled a dual-edge variant known as the Galaxy S6 edge. Yes, that’s a lower case ‘edge’. Powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop, the two are designed with a ...

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What is Softcard and how do I use it with my Android?

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Back in September, Apple introduced Apple Pay, a feature that allows users with an iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to pay for things with their device rather than a credit card. While Apple is certainly making strides to make this feature a reality, they were not the first to come up with it. That ...

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Accessory of the Day: Icon Q Bluetooth headphones, $49

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If you’re in the market for a pair of quality wireless headphones, you may want to take a look at some of the offerings from Icon Q. The Boundless H1 model, for example, employs NFC technology along with Bluetooth for a simple and easy to use hands-free experience. Don’t want to be ...

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Sony releases purple Xperia Z3 in Hong Kong

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There is a good news for Sony Xperia Z3 lovers! A purple variant of the flagship device has been released in Hong Kong, and it is being called the Purple Diamond edition. Isn’t it better to have more color options to choose from when you are going to buy a top notch smartphone? So far, the ...

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What we know so far: LG G4

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Earlier this week, we wrote about some early rumors of the LG G4, the expected flagship from LG for 2015. Those details included the possibilities of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a wide-angle 16-megapixel camera. It is also expected to run Android 5.0 Lollipop right out ...

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Samsung introduces 5.5-inch Galaxy A7

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Samsung on Monday introduced its Galaxy A7, the largest of now three A Series smartphones. Featuring a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the handset will be sold in two variants: one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the other with Samsung’s Exynos chipset. Additional specifications ...

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Sony announces the Walkman-ZX2 for audiophiles

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Sony announced the Walkman-ZX2, and yes it will be expensive.  The price is expected to be $1200 dollars when it is released this Spring.  Most of you who read this will automatically think that price is crazy, but that is because you’re probably not an audiophile.  This Walkman is ...

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Sony email hack might have revealed Xperia Z4

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  Leaked emails from Sony hack have not only exposed many inside secrets of the tech world and Hollywood, one of them has even revealed an alleged image of Sony’s flagship device – the Xperia Z4. Containing the alleged high-end Xperia handset, the leaked email appears to be sent by Sony ...

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Samsung GALAXY Note Edge review. The next big thing is here.

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Innovators take chances.  Without people taking chances we would not make progress.  Can you imagine a world without smartphones?  Prior to the iPhone, the smartphone market was definitely a niche market, only uber tech people used smartphones.  Data plans and hardware were expensive, and the ...

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Rapoo A600 Bluetooth speaker review

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Rapoo, maker of countless computer, mobile, and smart home accessories, is attempting to leave its mark on the Bluetooth speaker market. Rapoo already offers a variety of Bluetooth speakers from small to large, but one of their latest models, the A600, falls somewhere in the middle. Rapoo ...

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