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October 16, 2019

How many phones are in the world?

The machines have officially taken over with almost 1 billion additional mobile connections than there are people – To put this in perspective, since its inception in 1973 mobile device connections has surpassed the number of people in the world, making it the fastest growing man-made technology phenomenon ever. Find out below how many smartphones are in the world as well as exactly how many people have a cell phone.

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October 3, 2019
XDA Developers

Google is working on NFC tag support for the Assistant’s new Driving Mode

Back at Google I/O in May, Google announced that the Assistant will be getting a dedicated driving mode. The new mode comes with a dashboard that’s designed to minimize touch interaction. The dashboard places important shortcuts like navigation, dialer, and media controls front and center while also showing tailored suggestions based on things like your calendar.

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October 1, 2019
RFID Journal

From Designing to Marketing: Major Tech Trends Shaping the Future of Luxury Apparel and Retail

This is the age of innovations. Technologies such as automation and virtual reality (VR) seem to have a Midas touch. From health care to marketing and retail, every aspect of every sector has evolved with the blessing hand of smart technologies. The luxury apparel industry is also riding the wave of the digital revolution.

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October 1, 2019
Martech Series

2020 Mobile Tech Prediction: NFC Replaces Barcode Scanners at Events

Even if you have never heard of NFC, Near-field Communication, I guarantee you’ve experienced it. NFC is a technology that allows devices to exchange information by placing them next to one another.

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October 1, 2019
HomeKit News

NFC Tags + HomeKit in iOS13

With iOS 13, we now have the ability to use NFC (near field communication) tags to control our smart home and perform other tasks through our iPhones! Today we are going to set up 3 NFC tags to place in different areas that will control some of my HomeKit devices, as well as perform other tasks.

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September 18, 2019
Bain & Company

Payments Just Want to Be “Free”—How Can Providers Adapt?

As payments become increasingly invisible and wrapped into nonfinancial offerings, banks, retailers and other companies need to adjust their approach.

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September 17, 2019
Rapid News Network

Mobile Point-of-Sale Market – Trends and Opportunity will Rise at Staggering 35.4% CAGR

According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the worldwide mPOS market, which is expected to attain a value of US$4.21 bn by 2017, will expand further at a remarkable CAGR of 35.40% between 2017 and 2025, reaching US$47.7 bn by the end of 2025.

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September 13, 2019
Science Advances

Flexible graphene photodetectors for wearable fitness monitoring

Wearable health and wellness trackers based on optical detection are promising candidates for public health uses due to their noninvasive tracking of vital health signs. However, so far, the use of rigid technologies hindered the ultimate performance and form factor of the wearable.

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September 13, 2019
La Tribune

La connectivité, planche de salut pour les constructeurs automobiles ?

L’émergence de la connectivité dans l’univers automobile contraint les constructeur a s’allier aux Gafa qui, par ce biais, prolongent leur propre écosystème de services. Cela au grand dam des marques automobiles qui, si elles ne réagissent pas, pourraient se voir reléguer au rang de simples assembleurs.

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September 12, 2019
Yahoo Finance

Blockchain Devices Market Worth $1,285 Million by 2024

CHICAGOSept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to the new market research report Blockchain Devices Market by Type (Blockchain Smartphones, Crypto Hardware Wallets, Crypto ATMs, POS Devices, & Others), Connectivity (Wired & Wireless), Application (Personal & Corporate), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2024″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Blockchain Devices Market is projected to grow from USD 218 million in 2019 to USD 1,285 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 42.5% from 2019 to 2024.

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September 11, 2019
PYMNTS

Enabling Digital Commerce At Sporting Venues With Mobile Ticketing

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September 6, 2019
NFC World

Google adds Secure NFC option to Android 10

A new feature in Android 10 will make it possible for consumers to choose whether or not they wish to be able to make NFC card emulation transactions without first unlocking their device. The function will be available for “off-host card emulation” payment and transit transactions that make use of a secure element on the phone, Google says.

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September 6, 2019
Gear Patrol

Subaru’s New Infotainment System Cures the Brand’s Worst Problem

The unchanging nature of Subarus, manifested in their stubbornly utilitarian designs, has been part of the brand’s enduring charm. But that homespun quality isn’t at all charming when it comes to infotainment: Subaru’s systems have, at times, recalled Amish buggies in a world of modern automobiles.

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September 5, 2019
Severna Park Voice

RFID Technology Comes To Severna Park

Your consumer shopping experiences are about to take on a bold new future, one that is more immersive and information-forward. We often hear about new tech coming out of Silicon Valley, but Severna Park is placing its own mark on the map when it comes to new technology.

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September 3, 2019
Time Out

Suica and Pasmo release special IC transportation cards for tourists

Coming to Tokyo and looking for the best way to get around the city? Good news for visitors: two of Japan’s leading public transport operators have released special-edition IC transportation cards with Japanese-inspired designs.

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September 2, 2019
eeNews Europe

USIM/USAT platform supports handset testing within 5G networks

Comprion joined forces with Anritsu on the delivery of what the companies claim to be the first test platform for USIM/USAT handset testing within the 5G New Radio (NR) Network.

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August 31, 2019
PR.com

Get New Innovative Key Fobs with NFC Capabilities Online by NFC Tagify

NFC Tagify, a leading supplier of custom NFC products and services like encoding & programming, is now offering new and innovative key fobs with NFC capabilities to provide the most effective way of getting contactless technology into the hands.

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August 30, 2019
Coingeek

Blockchain-powered smartphones coming to China in the 5G era

China Telecom, the country’s third-largest mobile telecommunication provider, has released a whitepaper on blockchain smartphones in the 5G era. The paper describes an application system created by the company that relies on blockchain technology to provide a more secure hardware infrastructure for 5G mobile phones.

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August 29, 2019
Payments Cards & Mobile

5G will drive $12 billion in mobile commerce revenue by 2021

The coming of 5G will translate into an additional $12 billion in mobile commerce revenue for retailers in three years, according to Adobe projections. That assumes a smooth, scheduled rollout of 5G networks. Nonetheless, it’s a clear statement that when friction is removed from the user experience, people respond.

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August 26, 2019
The News Wheel

2020 Corvette C8 Comes Loaded with Standard Features2020 Corvette C8 Comes Loaded with Standard Features

High-performance car enthusiasts are drooling over the fact that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray will start at less than $60,000. But what exactly will buyers be getting for that attractive price?

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