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Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple May Be Working On a Car; Google is Creating a New Apple Pay Rival

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple May Be Working On a Car; Google is Creating a New Apple Pay Rival

Happy Sunday, folks! It's time for another edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we gather the top tech stories from the past week, bundle them together and wrap them up with a nice little bow on top. Companies making … [Read more...]

Samsung Reportedly Shipping Galaxy S6 with Microsoft Apps

Samsung Reportedly Shipping Galaxy S6 with Microsoft Apps

More details about the next Samsung flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, have trickled onto the web, this time courtesy of a post on SamMobile. Apparently in addition to removing the metric ton of bloatware that typically … [Read more...]

Mattel and Google Team Up on New VR View-Master

Mattel and Google Team Up on New VR View-Master

Google is partnering with major toy maker Mattel to reinvent the View-Master for a new generation – and to continue supporting the Google Cardboard virtual reality platform. According to a post on CNET today, the two … [Read more...]

Google is Developing Apple Pay Rival Called “Plaso”

Google is Developing Apple Pay Rival Called “Plaso”

New reports have hit today, revealing that Google is cooking up a competitor to the popular Apple Pay feature for users of Android devices. Called “Plaso,” the new system will apparently allow users to pay for items … [Read more...]

Maybe Apple is Making a Car After All…?

Maybe Apple is Making a Car After All…?

When we first heard about the mysterious Apple-leased vans driving around California with camera-like apparatuses mounted to their roofs last week, I pushed aside the idea that it was anything other than an effort to up … [Read more...]

Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google Acquires Odysee Photo Platform

Google continues to buy its way through Silicon Valley, having acquired photo backup platform Odysee this past weekend. According to a post on Odysee’s website, the company’s app will continue to run for the next couple … [Read more...]

LG Offering Free VR Headset with G3 Purchase

LG Offering Free VR Headset with G3 Purchase

It seems that the potential of Google Cardboard – the virtual reality app released this past summer to little fanfare – is starting to be realized. Today, Google’s onetime Nexus 5 partner LG announced that customers who … [Read more...]

Tony Fadell to Completely Redesign Glass

Tony Fadell to Completely Redesign Glass

The big story last month was Google X saying goodbye to Glass and sending it to Tony Fadell, the CEO of Google subsidiary and smart-home-thing-maker Nest. It was unclear what would happen to Glass once Fadell took the … [Read more...]

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

Google and Twitter Make Deal for Tweets in Search Results

A report out of Bloomberg today reveals that Google and Twitter have shaken hands on a new deal to help new Tweets instantly appear in Google Search results. According to the report, Google has access to “Twitter’s … [Read more...]

Android 5.1 and iOS 8.2 Both Coming Shortly

Android 5.1 and iOS 8.2 Both Coming Shortly

Late last year, both Android and iPhone users were able to enjoy pretty considerable mobile operating system upgrades in the form of Android 5 and iOS 8, respectively. Now, it seems that significant upgrades to both … [Read more...]