LG’s V20 Goes on Sale This Week in Korea, Still Not Sure About the US

When is the LG V20 going to arrive? According to LG, this week…in Korea. A press release sent out by the company last night says that once it hits the homeland of the electronics manufacturer, it will make its way to other “key countries” in North America, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East over the “next several weeks.”

That probably means October for the US. But does it mean next week or much later? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  (more…)

Samsung Pay Turns One, Adds Support for Coupons

Samsung Pay, Samsung’s mobile and desktop payments platform, is now officially one year old. According to Samsung, the platform supports over 500 banks, representing over 80% of the US debit and credit card market.

To celebrate this joyous occasion, Samsung is adding in support for coupons. To break it down, Samsung Pay will feature a coupon service to search, store, as well as redeem coupons. Basically, if you frequently shop at a supported outlet, coupons will be posted inside of the app which you can claim and store, then redeem while you are doing your shopping.  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: Are You Still Using Allo?

You have now had a week to adopt Allo and implement it into your daily life, but have you? On a personal level, while I admit the app is cool, it simply does not offer me enough to kick the habit of Hangouts and standard text messaging. Maybe if a desktop client was made available and there were a few features I couldn’t live without, I could see myself continuing to use it. Not only that, but attempting to get all of my friends and family onto Allo just doesn’t seem all that appealing.

As Googlers on social media have made clear, what we see today is only the beginning. Google will continue to change Allo and add features; features that we hope will draw us into using it more. Until then, Allo isn’t for me.

Let us know why you are or are not continuing to use Google’s new messaging service.

Are you still using Allo?

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Xiaomi’s New Mi5s has an Under-Glass “Ultrasonic” Fingerprint Sensor, Which is Cool

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer who makes phones we all want to take for a spin yet can’t because they won’t sell them here, announced a bunch of new products today. I’d try and get you all hyped on them because this stuff is pretty great, but the truth of the matter is that US customers likely won’t ever have a chance to buy any of them. Should that change, enter hypebeast.

With that said, we did want to point out the Xiaomi Mi5s and one of its more interesting features – an under-glass “Ultrasonic” fingerprint reader.  (more…)

Upcoming YouTube Go App Engineered to Limit Data Usage, Help Those With Slow Data Speeds

In 2017, YouTube intends to launch a new application called YouTube Go. The app has been in the works at YouTube for some time, with teams of engineers, designers, and researchers travelling to India, collecting ideas and testing prototypes with hundreds of people across 15 cities. The goal, according to YouTube, is to offer those with slower data connections the ability to watch any video at any time, hopefully regardless of connectivity speeds.  (more…)