NFC

Secure tokens will cause issues with NFC and battery swapping on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Secure tokens will cause issues with NFC and battery swapping on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Jerry Hildenbrand 30

One of the little bombshells dropped from the Verizon Galaxy Nexus training materials concerns NFC and the swappable battery.  Because the NFC chip resides on the battery itself, the hardware changes when you change the battery.  Not only does your replacement battery have to have NFC capabilities, but the system and NFC chip use a token to match things together for security.  We're...

Verizon says it's not blocking Google Wallet, it just doesn't have it because of an integration thing

Verizon says it's not blocking Google Wallet, it just doesn't have it because of an integration thing

Phil Nickinson 54

We're just going to let this one from Verizon hang out there: Recent reports that Verizon is blocking Google Wallet on our devices are false. Verizon does not block applications. Google Wallet is different from other widely-available m-commerce services. Google Wallet does not simply access the operating system and basic hardware of our phones like thousands of other applications....

Barnes & Noble stores to be first Angry Birds 'magic place,' exclusive to the Nook Color

Barnes & Noble stores to be first Angry Birds 'magic place,' exclusive to the Nook Color

Jerry Hildenbrand 3

If you happen to have a Nook Color and love Angry Birds, you're in for a treat.  Rovio and Barnes & Noble have teamed up and made B&N stores the very first "magic location" for the Angry Birds game.  All you have to do is play Angry Birds (the official Nook Color edition -- hackers with the Android Market version can't join the fun) while inside one of the 700 plus B&N ...