Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan

Android Pay is your new shopping BFF in Taiwan Google has been bringing Android Pay to new regions in an attempt to expand its limited availability. After landing in the UK last year and in Canada more recently, the mobile payment system has now made its way to Taiwan, where you can use it in […]

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions

Google Photos archiving rolls out with AI-powered suggestions The new Archive feature recently spotted in Google Photos is now rolling out to all users, but it has an extra trick. While the Archive button lets you push more mundane photos (scans of receipts, screenshots of a random tweet, or maybe particularly… Source: Engadget Link: Google […]

Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows

Sling TV doesn't want you to waste time looking for shows Sling TV, the live streaming service that lets you start with a core channel package and add on whatever other bundles you might be interested in, is revamping its Android user interface. The changes, which begin rolling out today, will be expanded t… Source: […]

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face

Google's latest addition to Allo is custom GIFs of your face It seems like Google hopes tickling your funnybone will keep its Allo chat app installed on your phone. The latest update adds selfie clips so you can add a personalized touch to your responses. Essentially, they're just looped GIFs made from a video… Source: […]

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks

Android Pay hits Canada without the support of some major banks You have to sympathize with Android-loving Canadians. While Apple Pay has been available in the country since 2015, Android Pay has been a no-show — you've had to pay for your Tim Hortons donuts the old-fashioned way. At last, though, it's here. In… Source: […]

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots You may know Zepp for sports tracking sensors you can slap on your baseball bat or soccer ball, but its latest tracking involves little more than your phone and a good view of the action. Its game recording and training apps (Android, iOS) are adding… […]

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone If you've ever wanted to understand the fuss over Crazy Taxi but didn't want to spend money on a piece of gaming history, you now have your chance. Sega has made it free to play both the Android and iOS versions of the original […]

Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones

Samsung sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 phones Samsung was quick to crow about Galaxy S8 pre-orders, but it was easy to be skeptical without real numbers to back up the bragging. Flash forward a few weeks, though, and it's a different story. The company now reports that it has sold 5 million Ga… Source: […]

New Google Maps Update Makes It Even Harder To Get Lost

New Google Maps Update Makes It Even Harder To Get Lost When you’re traveling through unfamiliar territory, sometimes turn-by-turn navigation just isn’t enough. A new design update on Google Maps is here to help you out. Read more… Source: Lifehacker Link: New Google Maps Update Makes It Even Harder To Get Lost

Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices

Google rolls out Instant Tethering for your Android devices The latest version of Google Play Services comes with a feature that can ensure all your devices are always online. Austrian journalist Andreas Proschofsky has posted a screenshot on his Google+ account showing a new feature called "Instant Tethering… Source: Engadget Link: Google rolls out Instant […]

Styr's system of health gadgets exists to sell you supplements

Styr's system of health gadgets exists to sell you supplements I'm the kind of guy who can always stand to lose a few pounds. The Styr Lab regimen seemed like a great way to do so. When I first saw it at TechCrunch's Disrupt event in San Francisco last September, I was genuinely excited to […]

New 'Pokmon Go' creatures include a limited edition Pikachu

New 'Pokmon Go' creatures include a limited edition Pikachu Niantic promised more creatures in Pokémon Go on December 12th, and it's delivering… with an interesting twist. It's not only adding "several" new critters from the Pokémon Gold and Silver games (such as Pichu and Togepi), but also re… Source: Engadget Link: New 'Pokmon Go' creatures […]

Mobile shopping reaches an all-time high on Black Friday

Mobile shopping reaches an all-time high on Black Friday Did you get some of your holiday gift shopping done on your phone, instead of your PC? You're far from alone. Adobe has determined that mobile shopping (both phone and tablet) was responsible for $1.2 billion in US online sales on Black Friday — the… Source: […]

'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom

'Star Wars' smartphone caters to your fandom How much do you like Star Wars? Enough that you'd buy a phone that revolves around it? If so, we have good news… at least, if you're living in Japan. Sharp is marking the imminent arrival of Rogue One with a SoftBank-exclusive Star Wars smartphone… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Square Enix announced a new Star Ocean for Japan.

Square Enix announced a new Star Ocean for Japan. Square Enix announced a new Star Ocean for Japan. Details are scant, but its called Star Ocean Anamnesis and is slated for iOS and Android Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: Square Enix announced a new Star Ocean for Japan.

Tinder 'Smart Photos' uses swipe data to select your best pic

Tinder 'Smart Photos' uses swipe data to select your best pic When you're swiping through Tinder it's pretty easy to dismiss someone based on their first photo. Maybe it's poorly compressed, from the delivery room or the church steps on a person's wedding day. Those might be red flags that push people to instan… Source: […]

HTC's Android Wear smartwatch emerges in a photo leak

HTC's Android Wear smartwatch emerges in a photo leak HTC has had on-again, off-again plans for a smartwatch for years, but it looks like something is finally starting to materialize. A Weibo user has posted what are claimed to be photos of the "Halfbeak," an in-development Android Wear smartwatch that… Source: Engadget Link: HTC's Android […]

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses)

Two more Galaxy Note 7 replacements caught fire (update: AT&T and T-Mobile responses) Unfortunately, that replacement Galaxy Note 7 which caught fire wasn't just a one-off. There are now two more incidents of the ostensibly safer smartphone igniting and threatening the health of its users. To start, a teen in Farmington, Minnesota rep… Source: Engadget […]

Alexa can now lock your BMW and feed it directions

Alexa can now lock your BMW and feed it directions Remember when James Bond drove his BMW in a parking garage from the back seat by remote control? Yeah, the automaker's latest Connected app won't do that. But, it'll at least make you feel like "007 lite" with Alexa, Apple Watch 2 and Android support… […]

Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices

Leak shows how EU would punish Google over Android practices You might not have to wait until the European Union officially launches its Android antitrust case to find out how it plans to punish Google. Reuters says it has obtained a copy of the European Commission's statement of objections (aka a charge shee… Source: Engadget […]