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
After an official announcement at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, we haven’t heard a whole lot on Samsung’s new Gear 360 VR camera. But now, it looks like Samsung is putting it through a trial run by making it available to purchase at this year’s VidCon convention, which starts in Anaheim, California tomorrow.
Ultimate Ears has announced a unique new addition to their UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speakers. The latest firmware update for these devices adds a new push-to-talk feature that can trigger Google Now, or Siri, directly from the speakers. The concept is to make it so that users can “say it to play it” in order to quickly access and launch their favorite tunes. Read more
It has taken a while for the partnership to finally make a splash, but the combination of Misfit and Speedo is yielding results with the new Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition powered by Speedo. The combined expertise of the two companies to produce a swimmer-oriented activity tracker was first announced last fall and the new device is finally being released, just in time for all your summertime swimming activities. Read more
Sony’s live television streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is coming very soon to an Android device near you. The company finally revealed when people in the United States with an Android-powered phone or tablet can start streaming everything from their favorite channels to their mobile devices.
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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