Google IO 2016 Coverage

Polaroid is the next manufacturer to build Google Cast directly into their television lineup

polaroid google castRemember when Polaroid used to make cameras and camera equipment as their bread and butter products? Good times. Things are a little different in 2016, though, and Polaroid manufacturers several other electronic devices, including televisions.Good news for anyone that’s planning on purchasing a Polaroid TV; the manufacturer is building Google Cast into their 4k television sets,

Good news for anyone that’s planning on purchasing a Polaroid TV; the manufacturer is building Google Cast into their 4k television sets, bringing smart streaming right to the screen without any extra devices. Read more

Fitbit scoops up Coin, will likely build mobile payments in fitness trackers

fitbit_blaze_plum_wristMobile payments make sense on wearable technology, which is Fitbit has made a move to purchase Coin. Coin already created a credit card that would take advantage of NFC payments, so adding this technology to a fitness tracker is a natural move.

This purchase was recent, so don’t expect to see NFC payments make their way into any 2016 Fitbits. Beyond that, though? There’s a pretty good chance. Read more