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Google is launching Android Pay today

Google has been preparing its second attempt at breaking in to mobile payments following the success and adoption of Apple Pay. Google’s new implementation is called ‘Android Pay’ and it is launching today in the US, with support for phones running Android 4.4 KitKat and above. The new app will …

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It looks like Barclays will support Apple Pay after all

Apple Pay is finally heading to the UK this week, around nine months after its initial announcement last year and it looks like more people will have the opportunity to make use of the feature, as Barclays has caved in and revealed that it would be offering support for the …

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Amiibo will unlock portions of NES, SNES games

What Nintendo will actually do with its Amiibo figurines has been up for much debate since the little NFC equipped models were released last year. Off the bat they gave us extra costumes in certain games and our own AI cooperative partner in Smash Bros, but these are cross title …

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Sapphire Technology teases NFC brand

Sapphire Technology on Wednesday uploaded a teaser video to its account on YouTube, teasing, possibly, new graphics cards featuring mysterious NFC technology. Like with many viral videos, Sapphire’s video does not explain what exactly it advertises. “Passion is hard,” says the voice in the video. “Sometimes it hurts. People tell …

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Apple Pay to launch in the US this week

Apple will reportedly launch its recently announced NFC based mobile payment service in the US on the 18th of October, according to a leaked memo from Wallgreens. Apple Pay will allow US shoppers to pay for goods using their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus handset, the upcoming Apple Watch will …

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Apple announces Apple Pay, aims to transform mobile payments

Apple on Tuesday introduced its Apple Pay system designed to significantly change the way people make purchases. Apple promises that its system will make payments easier, more secure and more private thanks to the fact that details about actual credit or debit cards will be hidden from personnel who processes …

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Apple’s iWatch to feature NFC mobile payment system

Apple’s upcoming smartwatch devices will include the company’s payment system that will allow their owners to pay for goods in certain stores. The technology will significantly expand usage of the iWatch and will greatly improve buying experience. The Wall Street Journal reports that the addition of NFC tap-to-pay technology will reflects …

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Ex-Marks and Spencer boss pushes new money

Sir Stuart Rose was asked to leave M&S with an £8 million handshake and, at 61 years of age, could well retire to a humble Yorkshire mining town – supping bitter and regaling locals with tales of retailing wonder. But he’s not doing that. In fact he’s getting quite dramatic. …

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LG announces a new 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D Max

While the LG Optimus 3D was not an overwhelming sucess when it was debuted last year it did open up a new market of smartphones, namely 3D smartphones. Now LG has announced the sucessor to the Optimus 3D claiming it is “real proof of LG’s commitment to portable 3D entertainment.” This successor will …

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PayPal doesn’t see the light in NFC

It now appears as if PayPal are now working on their own form of payment technology; turning their back on Near Field Communications (NFC). Although they have experimented with NFC in their Android application and as a point of sales system in Sweden recently, they do not see the brilliance …

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