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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Prepaid Card returns to Google Wallet along with $5 credit

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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

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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 across the country, including in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and ...

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Google Wallet app gets update includes “core system fixes”

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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 card issues are still plaguing the app and users are still ...

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Google Wallet expanding to 10 additional Sprint devices in 2012

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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 the LG Viper.  Although Google is still in discussions with other carriers and hardware ...

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

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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, but it’s basically a much more advanced and efficient wireless network than anything currently in place, ...

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

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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 leading the way. With improvements to their already fast service, we can expect to ID songs in a little as ...

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LG Optimus LTE Tag announced, comes with NFC tags

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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 phone is offering, along with LG Tag+ program, which works with NFC and you can stick it anywhere you want, ...

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PayPal backs out on NFC, focuses on mobile transactions

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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 sale transaction plans. David Marcus, PayPal’s VP of mobile, clarified this move by stating, ...

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Sprint announces LG Viper 4G LTE, to come with Android 2.3 and NFC

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  Sprint’s coming out with some killer stuff lately, to include the Galaxy Nexus and their new LTE network. Well, it just keeps coming, with Sprint’s new announcement of the LG Viper 4G LTE. This baby will come complete with: LTE Android 2.3 5MP rear camera VGA quality front-facing ...

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Google Wallet coming to vending machines around the country

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Google's single tap method of payment coming to snack machines in various markets.

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Proxama unveils MasterCard NFC mobile payment reference kit

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Earlier this week, Proxama unveiled their MasterCard NFC mobile payment reference kit to help companies better understand the technology behind NFC payments.  Shown off at  the Cartes convention in Paris, Proxama‘s kit consists of a Samsung Galaxy S phone loaded with a special version ...

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Google Maps updated to support NFC for Android Beam

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Google Maps was recently updated with a seemingly inconsequential addition: “Reduced app storage size with downloads for different screen resolutions.” It isn’t until actually updating that we find the real reason for the update. Once you hit update, you will be prompted that ...

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NJ TRANSIT begins accepting Google Wallet payments for bus, train

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Much has been made about the retail aspect of Google Wallet and how NFC will revolutionize payments at stores and restaurants. The idea of tapping your handset against a card reader sounds appealing in situations where you would normally have to dig out a real wallet.  What about those times ...

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Motorola Introduces two new Bluetooth Headsets With Cool Features

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The new devices feature voice recognition, NFC, and improved battery life.

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