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NFC smartphones: The answer to retail hack attacks?

R'Pin and chip' smartcards may be next, not NFC smartphones, but liability questions remain.

Bluetooth, NFC groups partner to promote interoperability

Short-distance wireless groups supporting NFC and Bluetooth have agreed to jointly create greater interoperability between the complementary technologies.

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Android KitKat may make it easier to ditch your wallet

Who needs physical cards when you can just tap your phone?

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Jamba Juice introduces Mobile Wallet support with a freebie

Up to one million free Jamba Juice smoothies will go to Isis mobile wallet smartphone users later this year, when Isis takes its NFC-ready technology to the national stage.

Google Wallet redesign works more like Apple Passbook

The new Google Wallet app, like Apple's Passbook, contains loyalty cards for brick-and-mortar stores.

Asus announces the world's first NFC-enabled PC tower

The Asus M70 PC is the world's first NFC-enabled desktop, but beyond that, it's just plain built for playing nice with smartphones.

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With Nokia's Treasure Tags, you may never have to dig under the couch cushions again

These little tags use NFC and Bluetooth to help you locate your keys, your wallet, your everything.

New Samsung color laser printers have NFC built-in

Samsung announced today two small-office color-laser products that will have near-field communication built-in for printing from mobile devices.

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NFC in a printer? The Brother MFC-J870dw lets you touch and print

Brother's MFC-J870dw looks like any other mid-priced color inkjet multifunction, but it has a hidden, unique feature: near-field connectivity, for touch-and-go printing with NFC-equipped mobile devices.

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Backlash occurs in Japan over sales of train e-ticket records

A privacy debate has erupted in Japan over a new service from a major rail operator that sells private e-ticket records as marketing data.