Google is to begin offering checking accounts to consumers from next year, in partnership with banks and credit unions, according to The Wall Street Journal... More
A technique to develop smart posters and clothing, which communicate directly with car radios or smartphones by using background FM radio signals to transform them into mini FM radio stations consuming virtually zero power, has been unveiled by a University of Washington (UW) team... More
A machine that translates digital messages and transmits them using household chemicals could provide low-cost, self-powered nanotechnology devices that could travel around the human body harmlessly... More
A miniature, self-sufficient WiFi device which uses virtually no energy has the potential to be the “missing link” for the internet of things, its developers at Stanford University in the US claim... More
Researchers from Stanford University‘s MobiSocial lab, who last month demonstrated the first Android NFC peer-to-peer applications, have now developed a number of applications which show how NFC could be used to interact with TVs:... More
A team from Stanford’s MobiSocial lab has developed two applications for the Google Nexus S that use NFC’s peer-to-peer capabilty: A phone-to-phone file transfer service and a collaborative whiteboard. More
The Bling Nation NFC sticker trial in Silicon Valley has expanded from its beginnings at PayPal’s headquarters to include the Stanford University campus, Palo Alto city services and Facebook’s offices — as rumours of a major NFC play by some of Silicon Valley’s leading companies begin to emerge. More
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