Tag: Bluetooth Smart

The NFC Forum Sets Its Near-Term Priorities

NFC technology has broad applicability to a diverse range of industries and use cases – from health care in developing countries to access control on college campuses. With so many worthwhile opportunities to develop, it’s important to set priorities thatRead more »

NFC: A Real-World Retail Solution

It was supposed to be a breakthrough innovation for one of the world’s largest retailers — a smartphone app that enabled its shoppers to scan their purchases as they shopped, thereby avoiding long checkout lines and wasted time. But afterRead more »

Winning the User Experience Relay Race

As any Olympic track athlete will tell you, winning a successful 4×100 meter relay race is as much about the baton-passing as it is the speed of the runners. There are multiple passing techniques to choose from – from theRead more »

Wearables: Build Them and They Will Come?

Even with its healthy set of skeptics and critics, divided on everything from usefulness to privacy, wearable computing is widely projected to be the biggest thing in mobile since the smartphone. ABI Research expects 90 million wearable devices, predominantly forRead more »

NFC and Bluetooth: The Perfect Pair

It was two decades ago that a new wireless technology called Bluetooth, named after an ancient Danish king, first appeared. It promised to replace the many cables connecting users and their devices to accessories like headsets. Those mature enough mayRead more »