Investing in the top range motherboard should afford a few privileges. It should come with extra features, extra components in the box, and where possible the manufacturer should put time and effort into better performance. The ASUS Z97-Deluxe (NFC & WLC) tips the scales at $400, but comes with Thunderbolt 2, an NFC connection system, a Wireless Charging system, dual SATA Express, dual Ethernet ports, 2T2R 802.11ac WiFi, M.2. support and a total of 10 SATA/USB 3.0 ports.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Incompatible with Original TecTiles, TecTile 2 Announced

In our part 1 review of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (SGS4) I noted that the device included a BCM2079x NFC controller. This is the same controller as we’ve...

28 by Brian Klug on 4/26/2013

Broadcom's pre-CES Sneak Peek: BCM 43341 NFC Combo Chip and More..

We were at Broadcom's press event in San Francisco on Tuesday, where they outlined their vision for the trends in the next few years. Covered aspects included location technologies...

8 by Ganesh T S on 12/13/2012

Android 4.2 Hits AOSP, Broadcom Replaces NXP with NCI Stack for NFC

Yesterday source code for Android 4.2 was pushed to AOSP (Android Open Source Project), paving the way for other developers to begin building their own Android images and looking...

13 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2012

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review: Something More Than Envy

It's interesting, we recently met up with HP in San Francisco to see what they have planned for the future (and they do have some very compelling stuff in...

61 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/24/2012

Samsung Announces TecTiles - Programmable NFC Tags and Application

Probably one of the biggest complaints I hear related to NFC is just how slowly adoption and uptake of the technology is going. While NFC-enabled phones aren't really anything...

9 by Brian Klug on 6/13/2012

TI Announces WiLink 8 Family - WiFi, GNSS, NFC, BT, and FM Combo Chip

It goes without saying that connectivity is a hugely important part of smartphones. After all, without some sort of network connection, you've basically just got an expensive PDA or...

15 by Brian Klug on 2/13/2012

Broadcom Announces its first NFC Solution - BCM2079x

Near Field Communication (NFC) is quickly shaping up to be a must-have feature in this next generation of smartphones. We talked about it briefly in the context of the...

2 by Brian Klug on 9/26/2011

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