Biohacking takes wearable technology to new heights, but isn’t for everyone

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A man in Sydney, Australia embedded his transit pass chip – among other chips – into his body. With the popularity of wearable technology and near field communication chips (NFC), biohacking is becoming increasingly commonplace. That said, before consumers jump onboard this practice, they are being cautioned to think twice for a number of reasons. Among the latest cases of implanting technology under the skin and making headlines was in Sydney, Australia. That story occurred when biohacking practitioner, Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (that is his legal name) inserted the NFC…

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Square mobile payments have now launched in Australia

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The smartphone based transaction company has now launched its services into a fourth marketplace. Square has now launched its mobile payments services into its fourth marketplace, as it has stepped into Australia, giving small businesses in that country the opportunity to use their smartphones and tablets as credit card reading point of sale devices. The other countries in which the service is available include the United States, Japan and Canada. This announcement arrived nearly immediately before Square was to make the announcement of its first earnings report since the mobile…

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NFC technology market will continue to see growth through 2022

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Mobile commerce is helping keep NFC alive NFC technology has been receiving mixed attention in recent months. The technology had once been heralded as innovative and has served as the backbone of mobile commerce for some time. It has also been targeted by criticism, especially when it comes to security. Due to security concerns and the growing availability of more effective alternatives, NFC technology has begun to lose popularity. Now, mobile commerce may be the only thing driving the NFC market, but the market is far from dead. Global NFC…

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NFC technology based system unveiled for the London Underground

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As of mid-September, the Transport for London (TFL) will accept contactless payments on all lines. It has now been announced that, beginning on September 16, the TFL will be accepting payments through NFC technology for all London Underground, DLR, and Overground trains. This was announced as the EE mobile operator revealed its intentions to support near field communication payments on London Undergound. The NFC technology will make it possible for customers to simply tap their contactless payment card against the reader device in order to pay for their fares. This…

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NFC technology payments based on HCE launched by BBVA

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The bank claims to be the first one to have created a service based on these specifications. BBVA, from Spain, has now launched a mobile payments service based on the brand new cloud based specification from Visa for NFC technology transactions that use host card emulation (HCE) tech. Customers of that bank who have NFC enabled Android smartphones will be able to download a new wallet app. If those customers download the updated version of the BBVA Wallet app, then they will be able to use the NFC technology in…

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NFC technology from Thinfilm may change the Android experience

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The company is the first to use near field communication to commercialize printed rewriteable memory. Thinfilm has announced that it is now the first business to have commercialized printed rewritable memory through the use of NFC technology that it produces on a printable label. The company has managed to create the first near field communication compatible printed smart label. At the moment the NFC technology enabled smart label functions with Android devices that are compatible with near field communication. The reason that this is significant is that it gives companies…

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NFC market shows some promise

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New report highlights the growth of the global NFC technology market Markets and Markets has released a new report concerning the global NFC market. NFC technology has served as the foundation for mobile commerce for several years, but the technology can be used for much more than facilitating mobile shopping and payments. NFC is also quite capable when it comes to data sharing, allowing consumers to send digital information in a relatively easy and efficient fashion. The report shows that NFC is beginning to gain momentum around the world, even…

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Appmosphere launches new app based on NFC technology

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NFC technology is the cornerstone of new application Appmosphere, a developer of mobile applications, has announced the launch of its REACH NFC application. The app will primarily be used at restaurants in Minneapolis, specifically Northeast Social stores that are quite popular throughout the city. Appmosphere and Northeast Social have worked together in the past. This new venture could change the way people interact with Northeast Social, however, as it leverages NFC technology to provide consumers with a new experience. App provides information about Northeast Social Using the application, those visiting…

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NFC technology will be in over a half billion devices next year

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Though it may have appeared that near field communication was losing popularity, that clearly isn’t the case. Although it may appear that some companies are looking for paths other than those using NFC technology – such as the recent moves made by large mobile payments wallets to include QR codes – this is not at all the case when it comes to device manufacturers. In fact, a new report has suggested that the number of enabled devices will reach 500 million next year. The report, entitled “NFC Devices, Strategies, and…

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Report highlights trends in NFC technology market

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NFC technology continues to show signs of growth IDTechEx, a market research firm, has released a new report concerning the market for NFC technology. The report, titled “Near Field Communication (NFC) 2014-2024,” aims to provide some insight on the trends emerging in the technology space and how these may affect NFC and its uses in the future. The technology is mainly used in the mobile sector to facilitate mobile commerce, but it has other uses in marketing and data sharing that could help it stay relevant well into the future.…

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NFC technology shows strong growth in mobile sector

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NFC technology continues to receive support from device makers NFC technology has been seeing some turbulence among consumers and businesses over the past year. The technology had once been remarkably popular due to its use in mobile commerce, but has since fallen from grace due to the security concerns that surround it. Mobile commerce is not the only use for NFC, of course, but the technology has only seen modest use beyond this sector. While some companies have been moving away from NFC technology, makers of smartphones and tablets continue…

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