Tag: Nfc

For some reason, these 4 smartphone OEMs have less NFC support now than in 2015

NFC support is a feature that almost every flagship phone offers. However, four major device manufacturers have notably decreased NFC support in their phones since late 2015. LG, Xiaomi, Alcatel, and Oppo seem to be placing less importance on NFC tech. A near field communication (NFC) chip is a simple-but-powerful tool inside most smartphones. Using NFC […]

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New Orleans Saints Fans Protest Super Bowl LIII with Huge Parade

Feb. 3 (UPI) — Thousands of New Orleans Saints fans took to the streets Sunday for a parade in protest of Super Bowl LIII and the missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game. Fans decked in black and gold had the opportunity to express their displeasure with the NFL’s officiating in the Saints’ 26-23 overtime loss […]

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Target will soon support Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and other contactless payments at checkout

In a truly red letter day, Target has announced that it is, finally, going to support contactless payments at checkout. Long, long overdue, this news obviously means that you can use Google, Samsung, and Apple Pay, as well as NFC cards, at the payment terminals.  About a year ago, the retailer launched Target Wallet, which […]

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WATCH: Refs Miss Obvious Pass Interference Call in NFC Championship Game

If anyone was wondering what the hot-topics of conversation would be during the NFL’s offseason meetings, we just found out at least one of them. Late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game on Sunday, with the score tied and New Orleans driving for the game-winning field goal, the referees did not flag […]

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Samsung Pay can now open Favorite Cards automatically when you’re near an NFC terminal

Samsung users tend to love Samsung Pay. And for good reason: the technology that powers the service allows users to pay for things with their phones even when NFC isn’t available. A recent update is making it more convenient to use where NFC is available, though. Now, when your Samsung Pay-compatible phone is awake near an NFC […]

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EU may probe Apple Pay over iPhone NFC lock-in — if anyone complains

(Reuters) — EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday. In an interview with Reuters, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager also signaled that Google and Amazon […]

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Use Google Pay with Visa in the UK and win up to £50 or Home Mini, Aussies can win a golden KFC bucket (no joke)

Google is always keen to encourage more people to use its contactless payment service, which often means enticing promotions for us to make the most of. The latest such opportunity in the UK offers up to £50 in Google Play credit or the chance to win a Google Home Mini. All you have to do […]

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CVS now accepts Google Pay and other NFC payments

In the early days of NFC payments, nearly every store with the proper terminals supported Google Wallet and other contactless systems. However, many retailers later shut off support for NFC, insisting customers use alternative platforms (like ‘CurrentC‘) or apps they made themselves (like Walmart Pay). CVS famously started blocking NFC payments in 2014, but now […]

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PayPal integration with Google Pay is rolling out in Germany

Google Pay has come a long way in the last few years, with tons of banks and financial institutions now supported in many countries. An integration with PayPal was also announced last year, giving users even greater options, but it’s only been available in the US. If you live in Germany, you’ll be pleased to hear […]

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Yubico launches new YubiKey 5 Series 2FA keys, supports passwordless FIDO2 and NFC

Yubico Launches YubiKey 5 Series, the Industry’s First Multi-Protocol Security KeysSupporting FIDO2 PALO ALTO, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – September 24, 2018 – Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today announced the launch of the YubiKey 5 Series, the industry’s first multi-protocol security keys supporting FIDO2. With this new addition, the YubiKey […]

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