NFC Near Field Communication

Digital Tattoos to have more non-Moto X functions soon

While the recently launched Digital Tattoos were really cool (and we’d like to have one, really), if you don’t have a Motorola Moto X, then it’s practically useless. But the makers of the semi-permanent tattoo, VivaLnk, have said that they are now looking into other ways that it can be used, other than just to unlock smartphones. They are set to release a new set of digital tattoos that can be reprogrammed for other functions.

IBM proposes NFC-based dual-factor authentication system

Dual-factor authentication is becoming a popular trend in keeping online accounts and services secure. However, IBM is claiming that current systems are already getting a bit old and should be updated to a mobile device era. And the technology that will do just that is already present in most Android phones: Near-field communications or NFC.

One2Touch Softpad S1 NFC keyboard for Android smartphones now in Brookstone stores

The need to type out long emails or large amounts of text is a situation that anyone with a mobile device is familiar with. Even with today's large smartphones, the task can still be a chore, especially for those without tablets or laptops at hand. As such, portable keyboards have sometimes become necessary, and One2Touch's Softpad S1 is promising to be the best of its class.

Isis eyes Mobile Wallet national availability later this year

Near Field Communication or NFC-based mobile payments might start showing up over counters anywhere and everywhere as Isis starts rolling out its Mobile Wallet system nationwide later this year. Isis is a mobile commerce joint venture created by T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T to implement a system for tap-to-pay and redemption transactions at counters.
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