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Capture and clone contactless cards easily. Dodgy as.

I saw this particular item appear on a promoted tweet this morning and had to check I wasn’t going mad. For just over £126, it’ll capture your tap-to-pay card information and will then clone it. The result, after just a few minutes carrying the thing on the tube, …

Vodafone Wallet with PayPal – Hands on

Paying for things has taken a massive leap forward in recent years. Money seems to be getting used less and less, and instead I’m tapping my bank card on terminals in supermarkets, on vending machines and through toll booths. It’s simple, it’s quick and it’s really easy. Now, …

NatWest gets abreast of Android Pay

Well, they took their time, but it’s happened – Android Pay now works for NatWest customers. We heard reports from a couple of our readers that they received an email from NatWest to announce that Android users can finally use Google Pay at tills and checkouts across the …

Android Pay in the UK. Finally… err.. announced as coming soon

For UK Android users it’s still not quite the news we were hoping for. iPhone users can whizz through the London Underground and pay for items easily with their devices, but Android owners still have to use a card to tap their way through. OK yes, that’s not …

Fancy a fun and intelligent hybrid scooter?

A few months ago I had “a few beers” after taking the kids to the pub (always good in the sunshine – they can go in the pub garden on the swings and you can have a refreshing pint). On the way back I decided to use my …

Apple Pay for Visa, Mastercard and Santander

Apple announced that Apple Pay will be coming to the UK next month, and so all the banks seem to be tripping over themselves to announce they will be supporting the service. We have had press releases from Visa, Mastercard and Santander saying they will be supporting the …

Pay with your phone on the underground

The Tube. It’s the only place where you can firmly plant your nose into someone elses’ armpit without them even flinching. Don’t make eye contact though, and if you do, just hope you don’t turn to look at the window and accidentally re-make eye contact in the reflection. …

Fancy some extra buttons?

Have you ever felt like you were missing out on having some extra shortcut buttons on your phone or tablet? Ones that could be almost anywhere on the device and allow you complete customisation? Then Dimple may be the solution you have been waiting for. Dimple is a …

Jolla Phone – Review

Using a #Jolla phone is like having one foot in the past, one in the future. A slightly strange stance but ultimately quite fun… I tweeted this recently in a moment of whimsy but thinking about it afterwards I realized it really is an accurate summation of my …

Sony SBH20 Bluetooth Headset – Review

A few weeks back I got my hands on a Sony SBH-20 stereo Bluetooth headset, and after using it for a little while I decided to jot down my views onto paper (or rather type them onto a laptop). Key features: Small unit with controls and built-in microphone …

Nokia Lumia 925 Wireless charging shell review

A rather nondescript envelope arrived at my house at the weekend. Now it had been a good night on the Saturday to say the least so I had forgotten arranging this delivery. With some trepidation as to what I may have bought in a Corona fueled haze I …

New Sony smartwatch coming with NFC

Sony have recently been teasing the announcement of a new Smartwatch on their Xperia twitter account and it looks set to become official at the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 which runs from 26th to 28th of June. The tweets include a picture of the current Smartwatch (their second …

Sony announce the Xperia M

Sony seem to have gone into new phone overdrive this year, we have already got the Xperia Z, L, J, E, SP and the newly announced ZR not to mention the Tablet Z, today they have announced the Xperia M. The Xperia M seems to sit in the …

NEC Medias X: The First Smartphone With Liquid Cooling

Liquid cooling?  Old news matey.  Well for us PC Power Users (loving that term) who are always looking to make our PCs go faster than they’re originally make to do, at the price of heat (and the insides of your PCs don’t like getting all toasty).  Liquid cools …

MWC – Nokia wireless car charger hands on

As well as four new devices, Nokia also unveiled some accessories to complement the Lumia range. One of these is the Nokia wireless car charger. When docked in the charger, as well as charging the phone wirelessly, the charger can also open a default application (for example, Nokia …

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Flip Cover – Review

It seems quite a few of the big names in mobile phones these days are producing their own accessories, and cases. Not just as functional protective devices, but that are actually nice to look at too. Samsung are no exception, and produce cases for both the Galaxy S3 and the …

NFC Demo using the Bond Phone

Now then Bond pay attention………. Here it is then the Bond phone showing of some of it technical wizardry enough to make Q giddy with excitement. One of the great feature of the recent Xperia Line up including the newly announced Xperia T is NFC is built in …

Is NFC About to Take Off in the UK with the Galaxy SIII ?

Barely a couple of days after Everything Everywhere announced that they have teamed up with Mastercard comes another announcement, this time from Orange, one of the partners in the EE stable. Some time ago, Orange launched Quick Tapp with the Samsung Tocco Light.  This enabled NFC payments to be …

Official Phone For London Olympics Confirmed as Galaxy SIII

Once upon a time the Olympics were about the best athletes in the world competing against each other to ascertain who really was the greatest. Now it seems that the Olympics are as much about buzzwords such as “partnership”, “inclusion”, “equality” or “legacy”.   We can now also …

Barclays Unveils Paytag: NFC Payments from any mobile!

In the US there is Google Wallet but here in the UK, NFC and contactless payment has been very slow to take off. Issues around trust and security have led to a sceptical public which in turn has led to retailers unwilling to commit and the banks treading very …