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Next-gen NFC could bring longer range, faster wireless charging and other improvements

NFC technology enables what we sometimes called “contactless” payments, device pairing, and other functionality. But since the current range of NFC connections is limited to 5mm (or about 0.2 inches), you pretty much have to tap two devices together in order to establish a connection. That could change in the coming years though. The group […]

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Pagaré smartstrap could give Pebble Time watches contactless payment

As promised a few months ago, the folks at FitPay and ConnecteDevice have launched a Crowdfunding campaign for a smart wrist strap that will let you use a Pebble Time smartwatch for mobile payments. The strap is called Pagaré, and it’s eventually expected to sell for $89, but backers of the Kickstarter campaign can request one […]