Location sharing company Glympse has announced a version of its app for the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. With the app, you will be able to easily share your location with just a couple of taps on your Gear S2.
In addition to location sharing, Glympse for Gear S2 will let you request a location from your friends that are using Glympse. You can also mark certain contacts as favorites, and view incoming Glympses right on your [Read More…]
HTC and Under Armour are bringing the UA HealthBox kit to Canada this May.
Available May 23 for $ 549.99 CAD, the UA HealthBox features three HTC-designed, Under Armour-operated health products: the UA Band, which tracks steps, heart rate, sleep, and calories; the UA Scale, which tracks weight goals; and the Heart Rate, a chest strap that accurately tracks heart rate during runs. All of the data is tracked by the UA Record app, available for [Read More…]
All things must be unboxed. And occasionally they must be filmed at the same time.
Said it before, and we’ll say it again. We’re generally not huge fans of the pomp and circumstance that tends to come with taking phones we’ve already seen out of boxes. But sometimes things are special. There was the LG Optimus Black “Unbooking” way back in 2011. Only a few months later we had the bizarre alien head that was part [Read More…]
MasterCard has teamed up with the BMO Financial Group for the rollout of a biometric verification program for corporate credit cards, which will allow card holders in the U.S. and Canada to confirm online purchases with either their fingerprint or using facial recognition. Verification will take place through MasterCard’s Identity Check app, and the program will at first be limited to corporate cards issued to BMO employees in the U.S. and Canada.
When using a card [Read More…]
At Mobile World Congress this week, MasterCard announced that it plans to roll out a new ‘selfie’-based authentication method for online purchases.
After successful tests of the service in the U.S. and UK, MasterCard says that it will offer the authentication option, which involves using a smartphone, tablet or PC app in conjunction with a front-facing camera to verify a person’s identity after entering credit card information, in 14 countries this summer.
Initially rolling out in the [Read More…]
Google has announced that it will be bringing its gigabit Fiber internet service to residents of public housing in all cities where Google Fiber is offered at no extra cost. Working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with local partners, Google will start the rollout in Kansas City, Missouri, its first Fiber city.
From Google Fiber:
Working side-by-side with the Housing Authority of Kansas City, we’re launching the program today at West Bluff, [Read More…]
Samsung will be adding the ability to have ads blocked in its Android browser by opening a new Content Blocker extension API to developers. An update is rolling out now to devices running Lollipop or higher that enables the new functionality. Developers will be able to use Samsung’s new Content Blocker extension API to develop both content and ad blockers for the browser. This is very similar to how Apple enabled support for ad and content blocking [Read More…]
AT&T is bringing back true unlimited data starting tomorrow for its wireless customers. New and existing customers of DIRECTV or UVERSE will have the choice to switch to the new AT&T Unlimited Plan for $ 100 on a smartphone. If you’re in a family you can add up additional smartphones for $ 40 per line with the fourth being free. The total cost for the Unlimited Plan for a family of four is just $ 180.
“Our new unlimited plan [Read More…]
Android is an extremely powerful operating system. We generally see Android as either the pure vision from Google on our Nexus handsets and tablets, or a skinned version from OEMs like LG, Samsung and Sony on their devices. What some may not realize is there has been a push to get Android up and running, either emulated or not, as a full fledged OS on a desktop.
Great strides have been made by developers recently. Systems such as BlueStacks let [Read More…]
Ford has announced the Sync 3 infotainment platform, adding support for Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay. The carmaker has announced that all 2017 models — starting with the Escape — will come with the infotainment unit as standard, and that 2016 models will be able to upgrade to the system later this year.