More than 120,000 NFC tags launched on Spanish wine bottles

Thin Film Electronics ASA, a provider in NFC (near field communication) mobile marketing and smart product solutions, announced that Spanish winemaker, Barbadillo, has launched a consumer-focused marketing campaign using Thinfilm’s SpeedTap™ tags and CNECT Brand Analytics SaaS Platform.

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Why the used car could decide the future of the mobile SIM

When the first mobile SIM was revealed 1991, it was the size of a credit card. Obviously phones were bigger then. Much bigger.

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When products talk: The expansion of the IoT to the Internet of Everything

The rise of the Internet of Things was just the beginning, says Dr. Davor Sutija, CEO of Thinfilm.

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IoT brings clean water to thousands of people in Africa

783 million people worldwide – equivalent to one in nine people, still don’t have access to clean water. Water systems are continuously installed but 65% break within the first two years as there is no sustainable method of maintaining them.

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SIMalliance reports 5% growth in 2016 global SIM shipments, triple SIM represents more than half

The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM market, has reported a 5% year-on-year growth in its 2016 shipment volumes. A total 4.9 billion units were shipped during that period.

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Samsung brings enhanced 4G LTE capability to Gear S3 classic

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced 4G LTE availability of the Gear S3 classic, bringing enhanced LTE connectivity to the elegant and stylish smartwatch so users can call, navigate, pay, and more, all without their phone.

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Industry bodies align to standardise on-device NFC service management no matter where it is hosted

ETSI, GlobalPlatform and the NFC Forum detailed a standardised approach to implementing and managing NFC services across all technologies and platforms. The shared work initiative explains how to ensure that NFC services successfully coexist within a device and operate as intended.

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Mobile wallet spend to rise by more than 30% this year, reaching US$1.35trn says Juniper Research

Global spend via mobile wallets is expected to rise by nearly 32% this year to US$1.35 trillion. That is according to a new study from Juniper Research.

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Smartwatch market boosted by basic hybrid and analogue watches, says Juniper Research

A new study from Juniper Research has found that while the number of high-end smartwatches is faltering, ‘smart analogue’ or hybrid watches remain largely unaffected by the market slow-down.

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NXP Semiconductors announces new test bed for enabling broad range of secure services

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced a new test bed for enabling a broad range of secure services on wearables and other connected devices.

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IoT costs will fall this year benefiting consumers in healthcare and utility sectors, says Taoglas CEO

Dermot O’Shea, joint CEO of antenna specialists Taoglas, is optimistic about several key aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the year ahead.

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NXP introduces modular IoT gateway solution with multi-protocol compatibility

NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled a Modular IoT Gateway Solution for large node networks (LNNs) with pre-integrated, tested and RF certified support for a wide array of wireless communications protocols including Thread, ZigBee and Wi-Fi.

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EnOcean adds 2.4 GHz BLE modules to its product portfolio

EnOcean, the developer of energy-harvesting wireless technology, announced its first energy-harvesting wireless modules for 2.4 GHz BLE systems. The new modules complement the existing EnOcean wireless technology on the sub 1 GHz band and ZigBee wireless products on the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

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Your car key may be the next great wearable

Read any tech blog today or check out the hottest technology showcases worldwide, and you can feel the buzz around the latest advancements in two key consumer-tech industries – automotive technology and wearables.

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Dumb thermometer shows why there’s a chill in the smart home market

There are significant challenges facing the smart home market, and perhaps the most visible is being caused and perpetuated by market fragmentation, says Thomas Rockmann, VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG.

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Infineon secures new smart wearables for Taiwanese iPASS transport ticketing system

Users of public transport in Taiwan now have a new range of secured iPASS-ready wearables at hand.

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