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Updated NFC spec now allows up to 1W wireless charging

Updated NFC spec now allows up to 1W wireless charging

You read that right: NFC can now be used for charging.
iOS 12 to allow third party developers full access to NFC chip of iPhone?

iOS 12 to allow third party developers full access to NFC chip of iPhone?

Apple is reportedly allowing some third party developers full access to the NFC chip of the iPhone.
Sunglasses may be used to make payment soon

Sunglasses may be used to make payment soon

Visa is testing a pair of prototype sunglasses which can be used to pay for purchases.
Plantronics launches two versions of the BackBeat Pro 2 in Singapore

Plantronics launches two versions of the BackBeat Pro 2 in Singapore

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 comes with active noise-cancelling and Bluetooth pairing features, while the Special Edition packs the same stuff, but with NFC support and a hard carrying case for travelling.
UOB is the first bank to enable instant digital credit card issuance

UOB is the first bank to enable instant digital credit card issuance

UOB is throwing its lot behind contactless mobile payment technology. The bank today announced that UOB card members will now be able to enjoy instant digital credit card issuance through their smartphones, making it the first in the world to offer this.
Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: What you need to know

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: What you need to know

Ever wondered what's the hype over Apple Pay and Samsung Pay? Where can you use it? Does your device support it? Here's a quick primer.
Sony enhances home cinema audio with the new HT-RT3 sound bar *updated with pricing*

Sony enhances home cinema audio with the new HT-RT3 sound bar *updated with pricing*

The HT-RT3 is a 5.1 surround sound bar with dedicated subwoofer and rear speakers, and it’s easy to set up. All it needs is an HDMI cable and its own color-coded cables.
Fitbit acquires mobile payment firm Coin, plans to launch NFC payment solution

Fitbit acquires mobile payment firm Coin, plans to launch NFC payment solution

Fitbit recently acquired mobile payment firm Coin and plans to accelerate its development of an active NFC payment solution for its future wearables.
Xiaomi partners with UnionPay to launch mobile payment service in China

Xiaomi partners with UnionPay to launch mobile payment service in China

Chinese news agency Xinhua reports that Xiaomi is working with UnionPay to launch a mobile payment service in China.
iPhone SE leak confirms name, NFC support, and 16GB storage

iPhone SE leak confirms name, NFC support, and 16GB storage

The leak came from a Weibo user who took a photo of the 4-inch iPhone specification sheet.