Posts Tagged ‘contactless’

Brits are Worried about Contactless Card Security following ITV fraud report‏

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Last night ITV’s report on “Fraud: How safe is your money?” exposed just how easy it is to fall victim to digital pickpockets, who steal people’s bank details via the chip found on their contactless cards. Contactless fraud or ‘skimming’ has risen 18-fold in the last year and is becoming so sophisticated that it can […]

Sony Kicks Off New Ads Highlighting NFC

Sony has kicked off a new advertising campaign showing off the capabilities of NFC on its new Xperia smartphones. The first video (below) shows off the ability of an Xperia S phone to transfer music playing on the device to a Sony SRS-BTV5 Wireless speaker ‘sphere’ which plays music and can also act as a […]

Nokia Announce Lumia 920 And Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 Handsets

Nokia’s media event has arrived, and CEO Stephen Elop has been on stage to welcome people and then introduces Jo Harlow (Head of Smartphones) to unveil the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 handsets, which look remarkably like the leaked images from late last week. IDC predicts that 2012 that images taken from a mobile phone […]

Nokia Windows Phone 8 Lumia Handsets To Include Wireless Charging

Its only a few days away from the Nokia September 5th event, and now the leaked Lumia 920 and 820 Windows 8 handsets from last week have been enhanced by a further leak that both devices will feature wireless charging capability. Supplied again by @evleaks a simple picture shows the Lumia 920 hovering over, and […]

Contactless Payments Pass 1 Million Transactions Per Month

"Tap and go" contactless payments have reached more than one million transactions a month across the UK, research has found. Barclaycard recorded the payments milestone in July, using figures from itself and Barclays, which has issued more than 90% of the contactless cards on the market. More than 80% of people can identify the contactless […]

Marks & Spencer Adopts Contactless Payments

Marks & Spencer have adopted contactless payments in their 25 busiest stores in London according to The Guardian. The service, provided by payment processor Streamline and Visa Europe, lets customers buy items for with a simple touch that cost less than £20. Mark Austin, head of contactless at Visa Europe, said: We now have over […]

Sony Xperia P Now Available Three.

Three have announced that the Sony Xperia P is now available online at and from 17th July in all Three stores. The Xperia P is a aluminium-finished smartphone with a 4” reality display running at 540 x 960 pixels with WhiteMagic™ technology to improve results in bright sunlight, all driven by a a 1GHz […]

O2 Announce Launch Of “O2 Wallet”

O2 today announced the launch of O2 Wallet, a seamless and secure digital wallet service that will deliver the benefits of mobile money to more UK consumers than any other product or service currently available. Developed by a team of 250 experts from a variety of specialist fields including financial payments and e and m-commerce, […]

Orange Announces ‘Quick Tap Treats’ Contactless Payment Rewards

Quick Tap Treats will allow all Orange customers with NFC enabled handsets (currently estimated at about 200’000 Orange users) to participate in the scheme, currently only available in the EAT restaurant chain. Running through the summer of 2012, customers can simply tap their mobile phone on specially designed posters at any of the 110 EAT. […]

Mastercard Exec Hints iPhone5 Will Have NFC

A MasterCard exec has hinted that the iPhone5 will have NFC (Near field communication) built into it. Discussing the companies goals recently, Ed McLaughlin was asked about NFC adoption in 2012 and may have unwittingly let slip that Apple is finally going to introduce the technology. "The timeline is always as rapid as it makes […]

Starbucks Bringing Mobile Payments To UK January 5th 2012

Starbucks is introducing mobile payments to over 700 Starbucks stores in the UK from January 5th 2012. Similar to the US setup the Starbucks App will be updated to allow you to link your Starbucks Card to the iOS App. The Mobile App will allow you to find the nearest Starbucks Store, as it currently […]

Powermat makes wireless charging accessory for Blackberry Torch

We’ve covered the Powermat range of products before, and recently reviewed their iPhone4 charging system which we loved. Now they have extended their range of products with the release of a wireless charging receiver for the Blackberry Torch. Unlike the iPhone system which requires an entire case due to the lack of a user accessible […]