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Visa has removed one of the last hurdles for Apple Pay in Europe

Visa is rolling out a piece of financial technology known as "tokenisation" in Europe, The Next Web reports, paving the way for the introduction of Apple Pay in Europe. Apple Pay is Apple's cardless payments system. In participating retailers, users can simply touch their iOS device to the payment terminal to make a purchase. Show More Summary

Pebble Time is here to take on the Apple Watch and Android Wear

Pebble’s brand new smartwatch is here, and it’s a huge improvement over its immensely popular predecessors. Pebble Time boasts a color display and a slimmer design, the same great battery life we’ve come to expect from Pebble watches, and a … Read more ›

HTC One M9 leaks show an iterative design

More images of the HTC One M9 seem to have leaked ahead of the HTC flagship's expected reveral at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The design is rather iterative, building on the curvy all-metal language established by the One M7 and One M8 before it.

Snowden: “I should have leaked sooner”

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

A day after Citizenfour, a documentary in which he stars, won an Academy Award, Edward Snowden along with director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald sat down for a Reddit AMA…

?The World's First Atheist Orphanage Has Launched a Crowdfunding Campaign

Homeless kids in Uganda at the proposed atheist orphanage site. Photo: Hank Pellissier Zoltan Istvan is a futurist, author of The Transhumanist Wager, and founder of and presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party. He writes an occasional column for Motherboard in which he ruminates on the future beyond natural human ability. Show More Summary

Reddit finally takes a stand against nonconsensual porn

The site says it 'missed a chance' to stand up for privacy last year.

Power Rangers morph into a dark, R-rated fan film

What happens to a bunch of weaponized high school kids recruited to fight intergalactic bad guys? They become some seriously disturbed adults. That’s the message in this stylish, high-concept fan film that reboots the popular live-action television show for kids … Read more ›

Adonit boosts stylus-driven sketching with Forge

If you're into tablet-style sketching, you're likely familiar with apps like FiftyThree's Paper or Adobe's Sketch and Line. Now, stylus maker Adonit has a sketching app that's designed to not only get the most out of its drawing accessories, but to b...

Galaxy S6 release date may have been revealed, at least for some markets

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on March 1st in Barcelona, Spain, and might launch the handsets in stores at some point in the second half of March, at least according to some various reports that have detailed alleged Samsung plans. Show More Summary

Carriers think the Galaxy S6 Edge is prettier than the iPhone 6

For the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is ditching all of its tacky plastic in favor of an all-new design made entirely from premium materials — and already its efforts are paying off. According to carrier partners that have … Read more ›

'iO' Review - Growing Up Is Sometimes The Answer

There's an inherent joy in playing around with physics. In life, some of our earliest interactions with the external world involve playing around with physics to get a feel for the rules of reality. Even as fully-grown, educated, theoretically wise adults, we still get the urge to use our coffee spoon to launch the creamer

The First Books From Amazon’s Crowdsourced Publishing Platform Arrive March 3

Amazon has been using reader feedback to find and publish new titles via Kindle Press, using the Kindle Scout program it introduced back in October of last year. The Scout platform uses votes from readers to select what books get published,...Show More Summary

Four short links: 27 February 2015

4 minutes agoTechnology : O'Reilly Radar

#NoEstimates — Allspaw also points out that the yearning to break the bonds of estimation is nothing new?—?he’s fond of quoting a passage from The Unwritten Laws of Engineering, a 1944 manual which says that engineers “habitually try to dodge …

Facebook Updates Suicide Prevention Feature

Summary: Anyone who suffers from mental health problems can attest to the fact that the journey is long. The road is winding. This is true for both the sufferers, and his or her loved ones. For a long time, conversations regarding mental health have been non-existent. The lack of communication and openness creates a void...

WPS Office for Windows: Still the best Microsoft Office alternative?

It's still free, thank goodness, but I'm not loving certain changes to the company's model....

Google pulls a Microsoft on Apple in digital wallets

9 minutes agoTechnology : USAToday: Tech

Google's latest stab to jump-start its Wallet app, launched in 2011, faces lots of competition.        ...

What i Don't Want To See On Facebook -- Ever

Everyone knows someone who shares way too much on Facebook. Too much information about the awards your children have won or too many pictures of the food you're about to eat. So I offer this advice: there are the 10 things that you should avoid posting on Facebook unless you want your friends to unfriend you. Show More Summary

Viber launches Viber Games worldwide

11 minutes agoMobile / Mobile Apps : FingerGaming

Viber launches Viber Games with three titles, Viber Candy Mania, Viber Pop and Wild Luck Casino....

Mini review: Lightning Rabbit Triforce USB charger – cute & fast

It seems pretty much every gadget in the world these days–from phones to bicycle lights–is charged via USB, so you can never have too many USB charging points in your home. The Lightning Rabbit Triforce is a simple device with two goals: to charge your devices quickly, and to look cute (if quirky) while doing so. […]

Error'd: An Odd Form Factor

"I was searching on Texas Instruments' web site when I found a block diagram for an oddly-shaped tablet," writes Renan B., "I mean, Gigabit Ethernet? PCI Express? I had no idea that they could squeeze in all these features!" Jason wrote,...Show More Summary

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