Swype Updated With Premium Star Trek Themes, Emoji Keyboard

An update for the Swype Keyboard application brings additional premium themes to users, as well as a dedicated emoji keyboard – something everyone in 2015 needs apparently.

A few of the themes now usable should make the Star Trek fans in here extremely happy, as dedicated themes for predominant characters are available, such as ones for Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, and blueprint-like layouts for the USS Enterprise.  (more…)

LG Announces Rolly, Industry-First Solid Rollable Keyboard

Set to be unveiled at IFA next month, LG announced a new rollable keyboard called Rolly today, labeling it as an “industry first.” The keyboard is rather unique, featuring an extremely compact, yet somewhat long design when rolled up. However, when unrolled and out for use, it has a solid full QWERTY keyboard, able to be connected directly to a smartphone and tablet via LG’s software.  (more…)

Samsung Pay Beta Launches in US, Limited to Select Cardholders

Samsung Pay, Samsung’s mobile payments solution, has entered private beta here in the US. With Samsung Pay, users load up their credit card and debit card information, and can then use these cards via their Samsung smartphone at virtually any terminal thanks to the Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology. MST allows your phone to emulate a typical card swipe at credit card readers, instead of relying on NFC to transmit secure data.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Review

After having spent the last couple of months with a Samsung Galaxy S6 in hand, you would think that setting out to review the newly released Galaxy S6 Edge+ would be easy. And it is, actually.

People have joked since this phone’s unveiling that it’s nothing more than a blown up version of the original Galaxy S6 Edge, and as it turns out, that’s really all this is. It’s a Galaxy S6 Edge with a bigger display, battery, and more shine. Otherwise, it’s got the same set of specs for the most part, but it feels slightly different in hand. So yeah, reviewing a phone that’s a bigger version of a previous phone really is as easy as you would think that it would be.

With that in mind, understand that this is going to be somewhat short because well, we’ve already said just about everything there is to say about this phone in two separate reviews here and here. If you haven’t yet, be sure to read both of those, then come back to get the specifics about the differences from those phones to this one.

This is our Galaxy S6 Edge+ review.  (more…)

Moto 360 Small and Large Pictured on Wrist

The new Moto 360 (2nd gen) continues to surface in new photos as we approach IFA, where reports have suggested that Motorola (and a number of other OEMs) will unveil its new wearable. In today’s set of images, we get shots of what are being called the Moto 360 Large (Moto 360L) and Moto 360 Small (Moto 360S). Both pictures show devices on wrist, with one showing the new smaller model next to the original Moto 360 for size reference.  (more…)