Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve

(TOKYO-AFP) – Apple’s proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade. A type of Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, known in Japan as FeliCa, was introduced to the Japanese mobile market […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Tech gear for on-the-go adventurers: a shape-shifting ultra-portable speaker

Tech gear for on-the-go adventurers: a shape-shifting ultra-portable speaker

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re off in a remote destination or whether you just want to be prepared for everything and anything tech-wise on your camping trip , you’ll have to choose your gear wisely: There is no shortage of creativity in the market for Bluetooth speakers, but Jarre Technologies has made its mark with one […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

Nokia intros most affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device yet

(Relaxnews) – With a retail price of €99 (around $135), the Nokia Lumia 530 promises to make Microsoft’s mobile operating system accessible to a wider clientele. In light of its low price, it’s no surprise that this four-inch Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is not 4G-ready. In terms of components, the Lumia 530 comes with a […]

24.07.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Meizu MX3: a high-end Chinese smartphone for just over $400

Meizu MX3: a high-end Chinese smartphone for just over $400

(Relaxnews) – An increasing number of Chinese manufacturers are offering smartphones to rival high-end models from Apple or Samsung, at least on paper. Meizu hopes to grab a piece of the action with its new model officially announced this week, equipped with a high-resolution touch screen and state-of-the-art components. Although they may not be the […]

04.09.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sony equips NEX-5T hybrid camera with NFC chip

Sony equips NEX-5T hybrid camera with NFC chip

(Relaxnews) – Sony’s NEX-5T, a hybrid camera slated to launch this fall, stands out for its inclusion of an NFC chip, enabling a simple and quick way to connect with compatible terminals. The NEX-5T, Sony’s latest hybrid camera, packs a 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, enabling video capture in Full HD with up to 1920×1280 pixels. […]

30.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·