Update: Speaking to TechWeekEurope, Barclays has indicated it has no plans to support Android Pay in the UK. Instead, it would rather continue with its own apps for contactless payment.
“At this stage we are not planning on participating in Android Pay in the UK,” a spokesperson said. “In January this year we introduced a contactless mobile payment feature to the Barclaycard Android app that allows customers with an Android phone to make contactless payments for £30 and under, and at some retailers for up to £100.”
Recently it was rumored that Android Pay would finally land in the UK, and other international destinations, in March. With this month quickly running out of days, Google has officially announced that its mobile payments service will be launching at some point in the next few months. No specific date has been revealed, but, several banks are already onboard.
With the seemingly unavoidable “end” of the first-generation of smartphone looming on an increasingly saturated market, OEMs are buckling down to figure out what’s next. And while modularity seems to have — at least partially — failed, more flexible and bezel-free devices may represent an answer…
Following the mobile YouTube Gaming app launching on the Play Store earlier today, the web portal for YouTube Gaming has now officially launched as was previously speculated would happen. The site, very similar to the mobile app, lets you quickly browse live and previously-recorded content, keep track of your favorite channels, and more… more…
Following its MWC 2017 announcement, Samsung has today confirmed details on when and where we’ll be able to get our hands on the company’s latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
Any SF fan will be familiar with Asimov’s famous Three Laws of Robotics, designed to ensure that robots were safe to be around. Scientists at Google, OpenAI, Stanford and Berkeley have just published a paper proposing the real-life equivalent for AI systems.
In a blog post summarising the proposal, Google Research’s Chris Olah says that while the team believes that AI will greatly benefit humanity, the risks do also need to be considered …
HTC has not been at the top of its game for quite some time now, churning out devices not on par with the competition and, at times, full of questionable choices.
However, its upcoming U 11 flagship is seemingly set to turn things around for the Taiwanese company, and alongside innovative tech we now may have its full — and, yes, competitive — spec sheet (via MySmartPrice)…
Google Photos is a massive service, with millions of users worldwide uploading over a billion photos a day. Now, Google is improving some of the service’s biggest features, including sharing and more.
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Today’s can’t miss deals:
Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): 0 shipped (Reg. 0) | eBay
LG G4 brand new smartphone 32GB (unlocked): 0 shipped (Reg. 0) | eBay
Brand new Google Nexus Player by ASUS: shipped (Reg. 0) | Best Buy
The best USB car charger (Aukey 4 port/48W) is just Prime shipped, Lumsing 6000mAh Power bank:
Giveaway: This is Ground’s Mod Laptop 2 is a road warrior’s dream bag, up to 9 value
More new gear from today:
CyberPower 1350VA 810W UPS Mini-Tower w/ Dual USB Ports: 0 shipped (Reg. 5+)
More deals still alive:
- Freebies: Best of albums from Elvis, Nas, 311, more + Nikola Tesla eBook + more!
- Samsung goes old school on its new Serif TV set with help from fonts
- LG 49-inch 60Hz Smart 4K UHDTV: 0 shipped (Reg. 0+)
- The Mega Mac 2015 Bundle: 15 solid Apps including MacBooster 2, Disk Drill Pro & More (Orig. 4)
- MacUpdate Bundle: 10 apps including Toast 14, DevonThink, ExpanDrive, Boom, iMazing and more for
- Dell 27-inch 4K Ultra HD LED IPS Monitor: 0 shipped (Reg. 5+), more
- Headphones: Symphonized Wooden In-ear (Reg. ), Sennheiser Over-ear + DAC 0, more
- App Store Free App of the Week: Shadowmatic puzzle game goes free for the first time ( value)
- OtterBox iPhone 6 Defender Case (gray or black) from shipped (Orig. )
- Saicoo 8A/40W 5-Port Rapid Car Charger Prime shipped (Reg. )
- Logitech Type+ Folio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air: shipped (Reg. 0)
- Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Sport Headphones shipped (Orig. 0), more
- Cyber Acoustics 30W Powered Computer Speakers w/ Subwoofer: Prime shipped (Reg. )
- Rolo Travel Bag: Shipped (Orig. , CA Tax Only)
- Amazon credit w/ 12-mo Adob Creative Cloud Photography Plan: 0 (5 value)
- Toys R Us Clearance Event Up to 70% off: Star Wars Command Epic Assault Set (Orig. ), more
- Download Jason Derulo’s Everything Is 4 album on Google Play for free (Reg. )
- proXPN VPN: Premium Lifetime Subscription (5 value)
- Pandora One: 6-Month Subscription (Reg. )
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