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Will you be able to swipe your iPhone 5 like an Oyster card?

Near-field communications is an incredibly easy way of paying for stuff, and patents suggest it could be that next year's iPhone 5 will use it

By August 18, 2010


Blue Wii with Mario and Sonic brightens up Olympics

A blue version of the Nintendo Wii is due out, painted in celebration of Mario and Sonic's London Olympic outing.

By October 11, 2011


Nokia 700 bringing Symbian Belle to all UK networks

Nokia is putting the slim in Symbian with the Nokia 700, coming to Vodafone, O2, Virgin, Orange and T-Mobile.

By September 27, 2011


Virgin Media and London buses planning free Wi-Fi for all

Virgin Media is planning a free Wi-Fi network open to all and sundry, while London buses will soon be connected to the Web too.

By August 3, 2011


U.K. wagers on large-scale wave power

The U.K. has nominated a proposed 28-megawatt wave energy project off the coast of Scotland to receive funding from the European Union.

By May 12, 2011


iPhone 5 won't have NFC, say UK operators, but iPhone 6 might

Speculation that Apple is planning to put near-field communication technology in this summer's iPhone 5 appears to have been scotched, with UK operators saying it's not happening this year.

By March 14, 2011


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs Sony NGP in portable PlayStation punch-up

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a PlayStation-certified Android phone with slide-out gaming controls. We got hands-on to find out if it's going to steal the Sony NGP console's thunder.

By February 16, 2011


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 January 27, 2011


iPhone 5 and iPad 2 may have NFC payment tech to compete with Android

Paying for goods and services by tapping your iPhone or iPad on a reader could be just around the corner, if claims by a US consultancy firm are to be believed.

By January 26, 2011


Giant Oyster machine waves in electricity

The new wave-harnessing electricity generator heads from the test pool to the open ocean in the waters off the Orkney Islands.

By August 6, 2009