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DIY 3D Printed NFC Ring: Contactless Pay, Amiibo Ike, No Gimmick Shall Escape My Sight

DIY 3D Printed NFC Ring: Contactless Pay, Amiibo Ike, No Gimmick Shall Escape My Sight
It’s easy to find NFC or RFID rings these days. Adafruit sells them, but the electronics shop knows that it caters mainly to makers, so it came up with a guide for a customizable 3D printed ring.

NaMiiO Lets You Backup Amiibo to Windows PCs: Smash Bros. Storage System

NaMiiO Lets You Backup Amiibo to Windows PCs: Smash Bros. Storage System
A few months ago, we featured Amiiqo, an NFC token that can store up to 200 Amiibo profiles. However, you need to have an Android device with an NFC chip to transfer the data to and from Amiiqo.
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Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone

Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone
Nintendo’s Amiibo line has been a big hit for the company so far, but a $50 (USD) device called Amiiqo could put a dent in their profits. It’s a shame, because Amiiqo does have legitimate and practical features. 

ePawn Arena: The Smartphone of Board Games?

ePawn Arena: The Smartphone of Board Games?
We first heard of ePawn and Arena, its hybrid board game system, back in 2012. Since then Arena has undergone many changes, not least by transforming from a monitor into a portable roll up game board.

Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell

Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell
Amiibo has become quite a hit for Nintendo, and the company seems keen to roll out as many characters as it can as soon as possible. YouTuber Mema Haxx – who created the Wii U GamePad hack libdrc –seems to have uncovered at least two Amiibo that have yet to be released or announced.

Cassette Player Turned Into Spotify Media Server with Raspberry Pi: SpotiPi

Cassette Player Turned Into Spotify Media Server with Raspberry Pi: SpotiPi
Earlier this year we saw a couple of vintage radios that were turned into an Internet radio player using Raspberry Pi. Matt Brailsford’s cassette player Raspberry Pi mod is “only” a Spotify media server, but he makes up for it with an intuitive user interface.

Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger

Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger
Pill boxes or pill organizers are often marked with the days of the week to remind you when you should take your medicine. But that’s a passive notification. If you forget to take your medicine you might not remember until you see the pill box.

Qleek Uses Wooden Pucks to Share Online Content: Mixtape 2.0

Qleek Uses Wooden Pucks to Share Online Content: Mixtape 2.0
Once a cool and thoughtful expression of affection, the mixtape  – along with handwritten letters and photo albums – has become a mere inconvenience. But what if you could update its concept? What if you could still pass on a physical token, but instead of that token being an actual storage device, it linked to the content you wanted to share, which you stored or found online?

Dimple Uses NFC to Add Shortcut Buttons to Android Phones: Hastener

Dimple Uses NFC to Add Shortcut Buttons to Android Phones: Hastener
Near Field Technology (NFC) in mobile devices is mostly used for effortless interactions with other gadgets, such as opening smart door locks, pairing with digital cameras, or issuing wireless payments. An upcoming accessory called Dimple shows us that NFC can also be used to improve a mobile device itself.

Nokia Treasure Tags Keep Track of Your Stuff

Nokia Treasure Tags Keep Track of Your Stuff
Nokia has rolled out a new product that will launch in April called Treasure Tag. The Nokia Treasure Tag is a small square device that is designed to be attached to your belongings to help you keep track of them.

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. M Mobile Gaming Keyboard is T.I.N.Y.

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. M Mobile Gaming Keyboard is T.I.N.Y.
Mad Catz recently announced the littlest member of its S.T.R.I.K.E. gaming keyboards. The S.T.R.I.K.E. M is a wireless keyboard designed to be used with mobile devices and the company’s M.O.J.O. Android micro-console. Mad Catz sure loves periods.

Sony NEX-5T Proves NFC is a Neat Feature in Cameras

Sony NEX-5T Proves NFC is a Neat Feature in Cameras
More and more cameras are being released with Wi-Fi built-in so users can share photos and videos online straight from their camera. Sony tries to stay ahead of the curve with the NEX-5T,the first interchangeable lens camera to have NFC connectivity.

NFC Ring: Rings Open Doors

NFC Ring: Rings Open Doors
Near-field communication or NFC is a wonderful standard for mobile devices. It’s more secure than RFID and a lot easier to use compared to Bluetooth. I’m not sure why it hasn’t taken off yet, but that may soon change if devices such as John McLear’s invention take off.

CalypsoKey Brings Missing NFC Technology to the iPhone, Sorta.

CalypsoKey Brings Missing NFC Technology to the iPhone, Sorta.
One of the things that a lot of people have long lamented as missing from the iPhone is near field communications technology. NFC technology allows smartphones to do all sorts of interesting things such as share content or make purchases by simply holding the phone close to a compatible device.

Moneual Touch Table PC Brings Multitouch Computing to Hungry Diners

Moneual Touch Table PC Brings Multitouch Computing to Hungry Diners
We’ve seen a number of multitouch tables over the years, with the most notable being Microsoft’s PixelSense (formerly known as Surface). But most of these have very large screens and are designed for coffee tables or larger installations.

PowerSkin Case for Samsung Galaxy S III Adds Battery, Supports NFC

PowerSkin Case for Samsung Galaxy S III Adds Battery, Supports NFC
Samsung has been very successful with its new smartphone the Galaxy S III and it has sold tons of the device. If you happen to be the owner of one of these smartphones looking for a case to protect it and need some extra battery life, you might want to check out this case.
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