NFC

Android 4.4 brings changes to Google Wallet

With the changes made to Google Wallet recently, and the change made to the NFC hardware in the Nexus 7, many wondered just how Google planned to move forward. Would they simply get rid of Wallet, change it drastically, or try and forge a new path. The answer still isn’t entirely clear, but with Android 4.4, we get a few more clues as to the future of Google’s payment system.

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.

Google acquires Bump, a wireless data sharing company

This morning we've learned that the folks from Google have acquired another company, one which is actually pretty interesting. It's called Bump, and their CEO and founder David Lieb confirmed the news today on their site in a quick blog post. Bump is a bit like Android Beam or S-Beam for sharing files, although it's all done in the cloud.

Sony NEX-5T camera revealed with easy Android NFC sharing

Smartphones lately have been focusing quite heavily on the camera side of things, and Sony is surely paying attention. We know they have a few neat new lens accessories that will attach to smartphones, which we're expecting them to announce on September 4th, and yesterday they revealed a new point-and-shoot camera with easy NFC pairing to our Android devices.

Moto Maker Moto X unboxing and Skip accessory hands-on

The custom Moto X from AT&T and their limited-time exclusive Moto Maker site has just arrived, and it sure is pretty. Being able to fully customize the color, accents, and such is more exciting than we thought. As you all know, the custom site and AT&T Moto X went up today, and below you'll be able to check one of ours out in a quick unboxing as well as see that Skip accessory in action.
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