Google Wallet’s tap and pay soon to be exclusive to KitKat and up

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Google will soon be cutting off support for the tap and pay feature on devices not running yet running KitKat. Pre-KitKat devices aren’t quite as secure as devices running 4.4 and up thanks to some firmware updates introduced in the latest version. In laymen’s terms, the new ...

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EyeCandis SoundBot SB1000 Bluetooth Qi NFC Alarm Clock Station review

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The SoundBot SB1000 also known as the PowerBot SB1000 are both the same item with slightly different branding by parent company EyeCandis. This feature packed alarm clock is a multimedia power station; available in both “Natural Wood” and “Dark Wood” color shades. The ...

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MuseMini DBoom speaker review

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Up for review today is the new DBoom speaker from MuseMini. This portable guy not only connects via 3.5mm input and Bluetooth, but it also allows for NFC pairing. Should have a smartphone with NFC capabilities you’ll find that it’s a breeze to power on and connect to the DBoom. As ...

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Google Wallet moves beyond NFC with expanded Android support

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A new version of Google’s virtual wallet, Google Wallet, is out today and works for all phones running Android 2.3 and higher. Key among the updated app is the ability to send money to any U.S. resident with an email address. No longer tied to NFC-enabled devices, Google Wallet lets users ...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with NFC to launch this month

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If you’ve been looking at your options for a new phone, and have been considering a Galaxy S3 Mini, chances are you noticed the lack of NFC support in the current model. Later this month, however, that will change, and Samsung is launching an NFC-capable version in the UK this month. ...

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Samsung TecTiles invade Las Vegas hotels for CES 2013

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In the midst of all the CES craziness, we stumbled upon this little piece of information. Apparently, Samsung has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment to install over 4,500 TecTile NFC tags in eight Caesars hotels in Vegas. These TecTiles can be found in several places, including the casino ...

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LG to release new Smart TVs with NFC and Miracast

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LG has unveiled some new information about their new Smart TVs ahead of CES next week, and some of the things we’re seeing are pretty cool. While these new TVs aren’t the ones we’ll be seeing in Vegas, they’re still worth talking about. The new LG cinema 3D range ...

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Google brings Google Wallet to mobile websites

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Google is really focused on Google Wallet right now, and they are trying their best to offer it to the masses with the best type of services available. Google is now expanding the Google Wallet payments to mobile websites. At the moment, the service is available for select websites, ...

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Samsung enhances TecTile features with 3.0 update

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Samsung today announced that their Tectile programmable NFC stickers have gotten an update, just in time for the U.S. debut of the Galaxy Note II.  As a v3.0 release, the adds new features, tighter and deeper integration with Android apps, and the option to program a string of commands to a ...

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Google Wallet update in the pipes, big changes?

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Google Wallet hasn’t exactly been widely adopted, but that may change in the near future. Google has updated the Wallet website, and they’re touting the “next version of Google Wallet, coming soon.” Now there’s no word on just how “soon” this update ...

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Don’t forget to request your Google Wallet Prepaid Card refund!

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Those of you who have prepaid cards through Google Wallet are advised to request your refunds, as the feature is headed off into the sunset.  The process for obtaining your money isn’t all that difficult and requires just a few bits of information.  There’s a dedicated page setup ...

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You can now hack your Galaxy S III to run Google Wallet

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Google Wallet is one of the services Google is offering to people with Android phones, but if you are on Verizon, then you are probably not lucky enough, even if you are using the Galaxy Nexus. Anyway, I once read somewhere that if there’s something that’s hard for a hacker, ...

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Samsung TecTiles could usher in real demand for NFC

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Samsung's new tech proves that NFC does not mean mobile payments.

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Paypal mobile wallet service adds another 15 retailers

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PayPal has picked up another fifteen retail partners for its upstart mobile wallet service and looks to be gathering momentum. First launched as part of a trial in 50 Home Depot locations earlier this year, the NFC-based initiative has been expanded to all 2,200 locations across the country. ...

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Free, as in beer: KegDroid uses NFC and Xoom tablet to dispense on-tap beer

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  You have a tablet. You have an NFC enabled device. You have a thirst for anything awesome (read as: beer). So, what do you do? Well, if you’re Google employee Paul Carriff, you’d probably respond with something along the lines of “make a beer dispenser”. Paul has ...

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