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Google Wallet's tap-to-pay feature will require Android 4.4 KitKat starting April 14th

It's time to upgrade that old phone you've been using for Google Wallet payments at the local store. Google is now telling Android users that they'll have to run KitKat to use Wallet's tap-to-pay feature from April 14th onward. The company prefers the newer OS' "improved experience" for NFC-based …

Google Maps for Android now tells you about upcoming events

Google wants to make sure that dance card of yours stays full. Rather than just showing you the best way to get to a new hot spot in town, today's Maps update for Android tells you what events are coming up there as well. Information is displayed below the venue's address, and may include a list of …

Samsung Galaxy Beam successor spotted in China (updated)

At Mobile World Congress in 2012, Samsung announced a pico projector smartphone known as the Galaxy Beam. Although it was a cool concept, the phone's downfall was its middling specs, aging OS and large chassis. Two years later, it appears that Samsung's working on a successor to the Beam called the …

Xiaomi launches MIUI for tablets, new Nexus 7 gets first dibs (Update: WiFi version only)

While Xiaomi has yet to launch its very own tablet (the Eden Tab doesn't count), you can now get a first taste of its tablet-friendly MIUI Android ROM, which is available as an open beta for the 2013 edition Nexus 7. According to the company, this isn't merely a scaled up version of MIUI V5, as it …

EverQuest celebrates 15th anniversary with a video tribute to its players

<i>EverQuest</i> celebrates the 15th anniversary of its launch tomorrow and, to commemorate the occasion, Sony Online Entertainment released a video looking back at the game's beginnings, and the memories it has made since.<p><i>EverQuest</i> launched on March 16, 1999 and though it was not the first massively …

Pikachu Named Mascot of the 2014 World Cup

Japan has named Pikachu as its 2014 World Cup mascot.<p>When Japan’s soccer team heads to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, they’ll be accompanied by their …

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Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive — but more controversial, too

We’re seeing the biggest change in how we interact with computers in years. And it’ll mean much less input from you.<p>Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of “predictive technology.” These are apps and services that are smart enough to fetch information for you — before …

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How Are Mobile Apps Changing the Way You Shop?

Everybody loves shopping, and shopping online from the comfort of your home has its own perks. But over the past couple of years, the focus has been moving beyond e-commerce and into m-commerce.<p>There are over a billion smartphone and tablet users all over the world, with new users jumping on the …

How to Save Money Using Your iPhone

Your iPhone is mostly seen as an expense, using it to check email, surf the web and see if anyone mentioned you on Twitter yet, all costing you a …

LAX Gadgets Wooden Case with a Polymer Lining

I get to try a lot of cases, and I'm rarely impressed, but one case maker at CES hit the right mix with their wood-backed cases that use a polymer interior. The problem with 100 percent wood or bamboo cases is they can chip, crack, or respond to humidity and lose their ability to safely hold your …