Using NFC as a secure smart card reader

IBM scientists have developed a new mobile authentication security technology based on the radio standard known as near-field communication (NFC). The technology provides an extra layer of security when using an NFC-enabled device and a contact-less smart card to conduct mobile transactions.

HP puts Beats Audio in monitors and NFC in a line of new PCs

At IFA today, Hewlett Packard did a couple of interesting things that caught our eye. 

McDonald’s Happy Table is an NFC-powered virtual playground for kids (and adults) in Asia

Many might recall lunchtimes of their youth spent flailing around in a McDonald’s playpit, submerged neck deep in colored plastic balls that were most certainly sanitized with regularity.As kids of that era now are grown up with young ones of their own, McDonalds has revamped the playground concept ...

One in three smartphones now comes with NFC

The number of NFC phones shipped will increase 156% in 2013 to a total of 400m devices globally, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This means that one third of the smartphones sold globally this year will support NFC, the analysts say.Global NFC Smartphone Sale Forecast ...

What are the big smartphone differentiators of 2013?

Accelerometers, vision-based gesture recognition, gyroscopes and NFC are predicted to be the feature set big winners in smartphones in 2013.

Physical Google Wallet is dust

Google is planning to revamp its Google Wallet digital payments platform at Google I/O. However, it seems plans for a physical credit card have been shelved, at least for the time being.

It's finally here: Isis debuts

After months of delays and disruptions in the market that made analysts wonder if it would ever materialize, Isis has finally launched.

NFC pundit downplays iPhone 5

At least one player in the NFC world doesn't see the iPhone 5's lack of support as a huge deal.

Isis mobile payment platform delayed

The introduction of Isis's sweeping mobile payment platform continues to move at a crawl.

Google Wallet gets even more open, simpler

Adding credit cards to Google Wallet is becoming even easier for users with any kind of credit or debit card.

Super-cheap chips for NFC

Near-Field Communication (NFC) could become a lot more widespread, with the development of an all-in-one device costing just a penny.

Google Wallet opens up support for everyone

Google has released the biggest update yet to its mobile payment platform.

Apple patent highlights NFC tech

A newly uncovered Apple patent shows that the iPhone 5 is likely to have NFC functionality.

Paypal ups the ante in bug bounty program

Paypal is increasing its budget for security measures.

Samsung TecTiles let users program NFC tags

Samsung's hoping to give near field communication (NFC) a whole new set of applications by offering what it calls TecTiles alongside the Galaxy S III.

Sprint to kick Google Wallet to the curb

Sprint is apparently working on its own mobile payment platform.

Isis solidifies retail partnerships

It's time for mobile payments to fully get underway.

Isis mobile payments adds American Express

American Express has just made good on its promise to support the mobile payment platform Isis.

Mastercard launches 'Paypass Wallet' platform

Mastercard is hoping to define what it means to be a payment solutions provider in the 21st century.

TGI Friday's lets you pay with your smartphone

The days of waiting for your check are over.