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

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Mobile 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.

Giveaway: Win a Nexus 6P case from VRS Design!

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Who’s in the mood for a giveaway? Through the rest of this month, we’re co-hosting a giveaway with our friends at VRS Design. The prizes this time around are cases for the Nexus 6P, which is Google’s flagship that represents everything Android is meant to be. We’re giving three lucky winners their own High Pro Shield case from VRS Design that adds both style and protection to your phone. It’s a case that won’t add bulk to your phone despite the multi-layered design with Air Cushion technology.

Hit the break to enter the giveaway!

[Video] First look at Android Wear’s MODE bands

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Wearing the same watch day in, day out can be a little boring, but if you only have the one watch, what can you do? Luckily, if you have an Android Wear smartwatch you can now change straps, and thus the appearance of the watch, with the recently announced swap-and-switch MODE bands. Justin has got his hands on a couple of MODE bands, which you can see getting unboxed in the video below.

Xiaomi will feature at Google I/O 2016, teaser hints at possible Android TV announcement

Google I/O 2016 doesn’t kick off until tomorrow, but we’ve already seen Google’s new Spaces messaging platform go live yesterday. Among the many rumors that the conference will see the unveiling of Android VR and possibly a headset to go with it, comes a teaser from former Google employee, Hugo Barra, who says that Xiaomi will feature at Google I/O 2016.

Samsung releases tutorial for new Samsung Gear 360

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You may not be able to get your hands on a new Samsung Gear 360 quite yet, and we don’t know when the day will come when you can, but while you wait Samsung is providing plenty of material to help you get up to speed on using the Gear 360. The company has posted a page on their web site covering a wide range of topics from the very basics, like charging the battery, to selecting video shooting modes and then sharing your videos and images.

The Galaxy S7 Lens Cover kit is now available in Europe for €149

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The Galaxy S7 is known for having a great camera, whether it’s used taking images in low-light or making a lovely panorama shot, it will deliver a great image for a smartphone. But what if you want to take even better photos, perhaps zooming in at a distance that would normally require a telephoto lens, or take an image with a wide-angled viewpoint? Well, Samsung teased us with the Lens Cover kit for the S7 back in February, and now it seems the Korean handset maker is finally making it available through its online stores. 

Production issues said to delay Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 by up to a month

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We caught another glimpse of Xiaomi’s Mi Max handset with its big 6.4-inch Full HD display as well as an image of the Mi Band 2 activity tracker yesterday. While it was thought that the Mi Band 2 would be officially unveiled alongside the Mi Max on May 10th, production of the second-generation activity tracker is said to have hit some issues that could delay the wearable’s launch by up to a month.