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World’s first Bluetooth- and NFC-enabled padlock coming in March

The Quicklock Padlock appears to have recovered from its failed Kickstarter campaign.

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Samsung acquires LoopPay, further fragmenting the mobile payments market

As if Android doesn't already have enough apps that let you tap-and-pay, now Samsung will make one of those methods proprietary.

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Google is working on a new way for you to pay without even whipping out your phone

The service will apparently use Bluetooth and require you to shout out your initials for the transaction to go through.

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Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air

The ring has NFC functions and is targeted at maintenance and repair workers.

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The Apple Pay effect: Google Wallet use is skyrocketing

Apple Pay isn't just making payments easier for iPhone users; it's giving a boost to Google's own mobile payments service.

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Automate tedious phone tasks with Trigger

Find yourself doing the same tasks with your phone all the time? Trigger can make them happen automatically.

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Low-cost NFC tags will change how you control your Android device

Cheap plastic tags let you control your Android device through short-range radio communications. Here’s everything you need to know about how to implement a DIY solution.

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NFC-based seal tracks counterfeit booze

Two companies created an NFC-based system that can detect that high-end wine and spirits bottles have been refilled.

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5 ways to digitize your business cards

These tools get contact info where you need it -- on your phone.