American Airlines launches app-based passport-scanning program

American Airlines has introduced what it’s calling a first-of-its-kind passport-scanning upgrade for the carrier’s mobile app that is intended to make checking in for international flights simpler and faster.

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Dave & Buster’s Taps NFC For In-Store Customer Transactions

Dave & Buster’s has launched a mobile app to take advantage of near field communication (NFC) technology in iOS and Android phones.

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NXP unveils new chip to turn smartphones into car keys

NXP Semiconductors, the world’s largest provider of automotive semiconductors, has added to its UWB portfolio with a new automotive UWB integrated circuit, or chip.

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NFC Forum Aims to Popularize Taps

The NFC Forum is taking advantage of the presence of Near Field Communication (NFC) readers in handsets and other devices—totaling two billion this year alone—to launch initiatives that expand use cases and improve the user experience. The association’s newly appointed executive director, Mike McCamon, brings a history of accomplishing the same for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies. His goal, he says, is to make NFC something people simply use.

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Apple Pay ‘Express Transit’ arrives in London allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users to pay for their Tube journeys without having to scan their faces or fingerprints

Apple Pay users on Transport for London services can now use their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for their journey without having to scan their face or fingerprint.

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Wearable payments catch on Europe

Transactions made using wearable devices in Europe registered strong growth, with consumers in the region using the devices nearly 20-times more than those in North America in Q3, research by Mastercard found.

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400 million wearables could be converted for smart payments push by 2022

Mastercard and Tappy are using token technology to allow payments using accessories.
Paying with a watch can soon be a thing of the future thanks to a partnership between Mastercard and token service provider Tappy.

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400 million wearables could be converted for smart payments push by 2022

Mastercard and Tappy are using token technology to allow payments using accessories. Paying with a watch can soon be a thing of the future thanks to a partnership between Mastercard and token service provider Tappy.

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Second Skin to Revolutionize VR Experience and Help Long-Distance Relationships

Researchers at Northwestern University developed a flexible ‘haptic skin’ to provide a new way to experience Virtual Reality (VR). The materials and the device structure were described in a recent paper published in Nature.

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Second Skin to Revolutionize VR Experience and Help Long-Distance Relationships

Researchers at Northwestern University developed a flexible ‘haptic skin’ to provide a new way to experience Virtual Reality (VR). The materials and the device structure were described in a recent paper published in Nature.

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