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Samsung Galaxy S3 contactless NFC payment tested in UK shops

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is testing contactless payments. Read on to find out how it works and how I got on in real shops.

By Jun. 28, 2012


Orange and Barclaycard waving phones for contactless payment this summer

Forget fumbling for change or worrying about the weirdo behind you seeing your PIN -- this summer, you'll be able to pay for things with an airy wave of your Orange mobile phone.

By Jan. 27, 2011


Orange launches Quick Tap contactless phone-payments service

Orange customers with a Quick Tap-compatible phone can now pay for goods at some 50,000 UK stores by simply tapping their handset on a payment reader.

By May. 20, 2011


Ditch your wallet at shops that read your palm for payment

Swedish students are paying for things with their paws using Quixter, a palm scanner that reads the unique pattern of blood vessels in your hand.

By Apr. 14, 2014


Barclaycard PayTag turns any phone into an NFC phone

Racking up your credit card bill contactlessly just got a whole lot easier, with Barclaycard's new PayTag thingummy.

By Apr. 18, 2012


Samsung Galaxy S4 cuts out networks with built-in NFC payment

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has contactless payment built into the phone, as Samsung attempts to deny your phone network a cut.

By Mar. 15, 2013


Pocket money app PKTMNY lets you control your kid's card

PKTMNY lets you automatically top up a prepaid debit card for your kids, setting controls on what they can spend and where.

By Nov. 14, 2012


EE doubles 4G speeds this week, unveils NFC payments

EE promises double 4G speeds in 12 cities tomorrow -- and the superfast network will buy you lunch too.

By Jul. 3, 2013


Samsung Galaxy S3 with Quick Tap comes with £50 free money

The Samsung Galaxy S3 with Orange and Barclaycard's Quick Tap contactless payment comes with £50 free money to spend.

By Sep. 4, 2012


Wireless phone charging: Coming to a dashboard near you

The first Qi and Powermat wireless phone chargers are arriving in automobiles as options. How does charging work and why should you care?

By Apr. 8, 2014