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WSJ: Google to resurrect mobile payments with Softcard purchase

by Timothy J. Seppala on

Don't call it a comeback. Okay, maybe you should: Google wants to revive Wallet after seeing how popular Apple Pay has been, according to The Wall Street Journal. ... Read full article

Samsung teases that the 'Next Galaxy' is borderless and metal

by Jon Fingas on

Samsung's teasers for the Galaxy S6 (or whatever it might be named) are getting decidedly less cryptic. The company's latest hype video for the new smartphone promises that "borders will disappear" and "metals will flow"... Read full article

Taking laps with the Thrustmaster T300RS racing wheel

by Timothy J. Seppala on

Let's get this out of the way up front: The market for the Thrustmaster T300RS is incredibly narrow. At $400 (the price of a PlayStation 4!) it's far beyond an impulse buy and demands you're taking every aspect of your living room racing experience V... Read full article

Verizon will speed up San Francisco data by installing 'small cells'

by Mariella Moon on

Some carriers use "small cells" to boost their coverage, because these relatively tiny transmitters are 1.) a lot cheaper, and 2.) more inconspicuous than their traditional counterparts. Verizon is one of those carriers ... Read full article

Watch a robot play the violin better than you can

by Jon Fingas on

Wish you hadn't been so quick to give up violin practice as a kid? You may never get to turn back the clock, but retired engineer Seth Goldstein is showing that there's still hope of reliving those musical ambitions through technology.... Read full article

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar-powered yachts, windmills and Apple car rumors

by Inhabitat on

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.... Read full article

The top 10 wearables you can buy right now

by Jon Turi on

This year's CES was awash in wearables and while many of them took the form of wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, the genre has expanded beyond the basics. ... Read full article

Wearable banana shows your heart rate and is still edible (sort of)

by Mat Smith on

Cleverly folding in this weekend's Tokyo Marathon with the current appetite for fruit-named wearables, here's some advertising silliness from fruit moguls Dole: the wearable banana. Underneath the skin, ... Read full article

Google mobile search highlights the freshest news stories

by Timothy J. Seppala on

If you've performed a search with the Google box on your mobile device today, you might've noticed something a bit different in the results. When you make a query for a topic, now it'll populate results with a rotating carousel of the "freshest and m... Read full article

Sony tests the waters for self-driving cars with a small investment

by Jon Fingas on

Apple and Google aren't the only tech giants exploring the brave new world of self-driving cars. Financial Times tipsters report that Sony has invested roughly $842,000 into ZMP, a Japanese autonomous vehicle startup. ... Read full article