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Google's "Hands Free" will allow you to shop at stores without pulling out your phone

Coming to select McDonalds later this year<p>Google debuted Android Pay during yesterday's opening keynote at its I/O developer conference. But the most interesting payments news came at a late afternoon session, where executives from Google's commerce division showed off a prototype of a hands-free …

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

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The Apple Watch Will Be Released in April

Apple’s long-awaited smart watch will ship in April, company CEO Tim Cook told investors on a conference call Tuesday after Apple posted its latest …

Amazon Cloud Guru Comes Out With A Star Trek Communicator Device For Group Voice Chat

Between the $19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp and the billion dollar valuations thrown at Snapchat, messaging apps have been some of the biggest tech stories of the past year. The one thing we haven’t seen is any new hardware come into play in this segment beyond smartphones.<p>San …

This Android smartphone is too thin for a headphone jack

The Oppo R5 is a marvel of unnecessary engineering<p>Chinese phone makers have been engaged in a long-running battle to see who can produce the thinnest possible smartphone, and today Oppo has scooped the title with the scarcely believable 4.85mm-thick R5. There is a caveat to that measurement since …

What does Apple Pay mean for Android?

You could be forgiven for rolling your eyes when Apple revealed that it was all set to transform the world of mobile payments with incredible, groundbreaking innovations like NFC (near field communication) and a dedicated chip (or Secure Element) to store your details safely.<p>The idea of tapping …

iPhone and Android fans are raiding reviews of the CurrentC payments app

Thousands of one-star reviews have hit CurrentC in the App Store and on Google Play<p>Many retailers have been less than responsive to the Apple Pay mobile payments system. Rather than accept fees that banks charge for making the transactions, Walmart, Best Buy, and others disabled NFC in their …

Is Android L the death of OEM Skins?

As we’ve had the opportunity to review devices manufactured by various OEMs, an interesting trend has begun to surface: OEM skins are getting …