Tag "NFC"

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Samsung enhances TecTile features with 3.0 update

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

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Google Wallet update in the pipes, big changes?

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,

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

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

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

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

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Samsung TecTiles could usher in real demand for NFC

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

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Paypal mobile wallet service adds another 15 retailers

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

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

  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

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Prepaid Card returns to Google Wallet along with $5 credit

Google apologizes for the problems that plagued Prepaid Cards and wants to make it right. Here’s $5 for the trouble!

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Google Wallet partners with Pinkberry, offers limited time discount

Google Wallet today announced that they have added a new SingleTap partner, Pinkberry, and is celebrating with a limited-time offer.  Starting today, Google Wallet is accepted in 69 Pinkberry locations

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Google Wallet app gets update includes “core system fixes”

A software update has been issued for the Google Wallet Android application this week and includes “core Wallet system fixes” among the notes.  Unfortunately the reviews for this 1.1-R52v7 release indicate that prepaid

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Google Wallet expanding to 10 additional Sprint devices in 2012

Vice president of Google Wallet and Payments, Osama Bedier, indicated this week that Sprint Nextel plans to expand Google Wallet support across “at least 10 additional phones” this, starting with

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TazTag to be first phone with both NFC and ZigBee at MWC

Much hoopla has been made over the magical synergistic qualities of NFC, from payment options to data transfer on Google’s Android 4.0 ICS. ZigBee might be new to most people,

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Shazam shows what it can do with Android Beam, World’s fastest tagging and instant sharing

Today in Barecelona, at the Mobile World Congress, Shazam let everyone in on their latest development. Striving to be the fastest ID content experience on the Android platform, Shazam is

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LG Optimus LTE Tag announced, comes with NFC tags

LG has finally announced the successor to their famous LG Optimus line ahead of MWC which is known as LG Optimus LTE Tag. “Tag” actually represents the NFC capability the

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PayPal backs out on NFC, focuses on mobile transactions

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, PayPal has doubled back on their initial support of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, dropping the development of their NFC mobile point of