Samsung Pay is one of many options in the mobile payment market, but it might be one of the only options that exists as a loss leader for its parent company. Samsung’s thought process is that Samsung Pay isn’t a revenue stream for the company, but instead a way to sell phones and keep its users in the Samsung ecosystem. Read more
Jim Wicks is Motorola’s Senior VP of Consumer Experience, and he’s been with Motorola for 12 years. That’s a fairly long tenure in a market where high-level positions jump around between companies every couple of years.
Despite being with the company for over a decade, Wicks has decided to leave the company, which just might be a sign of how things are going for Motorola under Lenovo. Read more
With many smartphones abandoning the 3.5mm headphone jack, you might want to considering buying a pair of nice Bluetooth headphones that will work your phone right now and any phone you buy in the next year. And the good news is that we’ve got a deal that will shave a big chunk off of a pair of bone conduction wireless headphones that might fit your needs. Read more
If you’re the type to enjoy brutal videos of new devices getting put through the ringer, we finally have a torture test on YouTube for the OnePlus 3.
The video does a very brief overview of the build of the device and even compares it to the Galaxy S7, but then very quickly moves into trying to destroy it. Read more
We finally have some news about HTC that’s not awful! It seems like it’s been years since anything has gone right for the company, but right now it looks like the HTC 10 is hitting its stride and is beating internal expectations, at least in Taiwan. All of this comes from Jack Tong, president of HTC in North Asia. Read more
The Galaxy S7 has gotten off to a hot start, and that means we should
enjoy the phone while it’s still current start gossiping about what Samsung could possibly do with the Galaxy S8. Yep, it’s safe to say the smartphone market has an incredibly short attention span. Read more
Almost all of us here have probably used Google Chrome before, and most of us are probably still using it right now. If you’ve used Chrome on a laptop, though, you’ve probably seen its ability to quickly and efficiently chew into your battery. Read more
It seems like when Google announced Allo and Duo, they weren’t quite finished with the project. If you keep up with Google that probably won’t shock you, but it’s still fun to see the small changes that happen right up until a project is “finished.” The latest tweaks for the pair of messaging apps has to do with the icons, and it appears Google has changed the color scheme a bit before both apps are officially released. Read more
The Gear S2 has had a pretty successful run for Samsung, but like any other piece of technology, there’s certainly something being prepared to take its place. In this case, Samsung is working on a new smartwatch that’s being called Solis that will very likely end up being the Gear S3. Read more
Bad news: you guys ordered too many pizzas. After launching the T-Mobile Tuesdays app that offered T-Mobile customers some pretty great rewards, it appears that Domino’s wasn’t too happy with the amount of free pizzas that were given away with the promotion. We probably should have seen this coming after the app struggled to work on the first day. Read more