Google launched Android Pay in Japan back in 2016 and the company focused on creating a unique mobile checkout experience that was tailored to customers in the country. Google has improved the way customers pay using their mobile devices significantly since then and has also rebranded those efforts under the single Google Pay brand. Starting today, Google Pay users in Japan will find that it’s much easier to checkout online, in stores, and across the country with two new ways to pay.
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The wait is finally over for NVIDIA SHIELD TV owners as the company has finally started rolling out the Android Oreo update for the device over-the-air. The latest version of Android brings a slew of new features to the Android TV set-top box as well as a new user interface. NVIDIA SHIELD TV owners will certainly be delighted to hear that the update is finally rolling out for their device.
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StumbleUpon was launched well before social media networks like Facebook and Twitter facilitated content discovery. You could spend hours on the service discovering new websites with a single click. It has served millions of people faithfully over the years but has been in a state of decline for the past few years. StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp has now confirmed that the service is being shut down 16 and a half years after it was first launched in 2002. StumbleUpon users don’t have to worry, though, as there’s an alternative for them.
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LG has just got down to the business of selling the LG G7 ThinQ and reports have suggested that it may launch another premium smartphone next month. It’s said to be the LG V35 ThinQ that LG is likely going to release alongside a handful of mid-range and low-end devices in South Korea come June. A new report now brings us what might possibly be a leaked live image of the LG V35.

If reports are to be believed, the LG V35 ThinQ will have specs similar to that of the G7. It may feature up to 6GB of RAM and a 3,300mAh battery. It may also feature a 6 inch 1440×2880 pixel resolution bezel-less display and the Snapdragon 845 processor from Qualcomm. All of the new artificial intelligence features that LG introduced with its current flagship may be onboard as well.

LG hasn’t really said much about the V35 and it’s yet to be confirmed if this handset is going to be released outside South Korea where it’s expected to go on sale next month. Some evidence has surfaced in recent weeks to suggest that the LG V35 may be released in other markets as well.

We’re likely going to hear more rumors concerning the LG V35 in the coming days as the expected launch of this handset is not that far off now.

Amazon expanded its Alexa digital assistant to its Amazon Music app for iOS and Android in September last year. Users could access the assistant through a tap-to-talk function. Since then, one of the top requests by Amazon Music users has been for a hands-free listening experience and today, Amazon is granting them their wish. The company has confirmed that hands free music listening is coming to Amazon Music courtesy of Alexa.
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Facebook has emerged relatively unscathed from the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal in which personal data of millions of Facebook users was leaked. The company has taken steps since then to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with lawmakers to detail the company’s data practices. Zuckerberg met with lawmakers in Europe yesterday to discuss some of these matters. While some might have expected compensation for the 2.7 million European users who were impacted by the data breach, Facebook has ruled out that possibility.
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been on a wild ride over the past few months with significant price volatility that may have made some people a lot of money but it would have certainly cost a lot of people money as well. The U.S. Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission feel that something’s not quite right which is why they have started investigating possible price manipulation in the cryptocurrency markets.
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Some of us have a habit of continuously checking the tracking information of a package that we have on the way to scratch that itch of having to find out when it will arrive. If you’re one of those people then you’re going to like this new feature that Amazon is rolling out. Amazon Map Tracking will allow you to get live updates on where your Amazon package is at a given point in time as it gradually makes its way to your door.
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Hackers believed to be working for a nation state have reportedly infected over 500,000 home and small-office Wi-Fi routers across the globe with malware. The malware can then be used to steal communications and launch attacks on others. It may even be able to destroy the infected devices with a single command. This, according to the warning that Cisco has sent out, which refers to the modular, multi-stage malware as VPNFilter.
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Elon Musk has a lot of great ideas. They involve putting humans on Mars, improving public transportation, revolutionizing the car industry, etc. His latest idea, or the one he has just made public now, is likely going to be a cause for concern to many. Musk has said that he’s toying with the idea of building a service that will enable the public to rank the “core truth” of stories, publications, journalists, and editors. What that means is that the service will essentially let users rank journalists. As one of his followers pointed out that it will be a “Yelp for journalists,” to which Musk simply said “exactly.”
Read full post →Elon Musk’s New Media Company Will Let You Rate Journalists