Android Pays joins up with Visa and Mastercard to make online checkouts easier


Google has kicked off a new partnership with both Visa and Mastercard that should make your online payments go a little bit smoother from here on out. If you regularly buy things online you’ve probably used either Visa Checkout or Masterpass, or at least seen them offered on some sites. They’re both simple ways offered by the bigger credit card companies to quickly fill out forms and make purchases on websites with a single sign-in. Read more

LG could end up supplying batteries for the Galaxy S8


Samsung probably doesn’t want to talk about batteries ever again, but they’re going to have to figure out how to get something that won’t explode in the Galaxy S8 next year.

With the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung tried to supply as many components from in-house companies as possible. No one is 100% sure that was the problem, but to make the next round a little safer Samsung is reportedly lining up multiple suppliers for components for their next flagship. Read more

Verizon will offer unlimited data sessions with PopData


Verizon is bringing back unlimited data to its customers!*

There’s a big asterisk, though; the new feature is called PopData, and it will allow you to pay for a short session of truly unlimited data on your phone line. It’s not a monthly plan, but rather a prepaid feature that you can start when you need it to download huge files over Verizon’s blazing fast LTE network. Read more