Chase is Reported to Support Android Pay Beginning September 7

Yup, at last, Chase will support Android Pay. In a leaked photograph of a Chase “Enhancement Guide,” the company claims it will bring support on September 7, allowing members to take advantage of Google’s mobile payments platform.

Which members can use it? Well, if you use a standard Visa-branded credit card or consumer debit card, you can use it. Support will also be available for business debit card and Chase Liquid card users.  (more…)

Many Games for NVIDIA SHIELD Devices on Sale Through Google Play

A total of ten games designed specifically for NVIDIA SHIELD devices are on sale via Google Play, some of which are listed at 50% off. To get the list started, as it is a pretty exciting list, is Doom 3: BFG Edition for $5 and Super Meat Boy for $7.49. If that isn’t good enough for you, try Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for $5 or Parallax for $2.49.

On the downside, these games won’t be compatible for everyone. To play them, you will need a SHIELD device, such as a SHIELD Android TV or SHIELD Tablet. If you have one of those, you are in business.

Check out the full list below.  (more…)

Deus Ex GO Available on Google Play for $5, Best Installment Yet?

Square Enix is back again with a new GO title for all to enjoy. This time, Deus Ex is getting the strategic-movement treatment, requiring you to solve complex puzzles without getting your character killed. Titled Deus Ex GO, you control covert agent Adam Jensen, utilizing skills in hacking, combat, and augmentations to complete level objectives.  (more…)

DEAL: Moto 360 Sport in White for Only $140

Over on Amazon, folks can find the Moto 360 Sport smartwatch in White, listed at a price of only $139.99. Originally launched with a price of $299, this dip seems like a solid discount for anyone looking to get into Android Wear.

The Sport model of the Moto 360 is suited towards those who are quite active, featuring a single silicone band that wraps around the watch. This band allows you to sweat all over it, perfect for you heavy perspirers. The watch comes with GPS tracking, an AnyLight display, and should see the upcoming Android Wear 2.0 update.  (more…)

RootMetrics Publishes H1 2016 Report, Verizon Crowned Again

To no one’s surprise, Verizon has been crowned champion of the US carriers yet again by RootMetrics. For tests conducted throughout the first half of 2016, Verizon came out on top for all categories, including Reliability, Speed, and Calls.

Even though Verizon came out on top again, the tests performed show a bright side for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. According to RootMetrics, Sprint’s network has seen big improvements with regard to reliability, while T-Mobile continues to excel in metro areas.  (more…)

OnePlus Publishes Teaser for ‘Something Special,’ Scheduled for August 25

OnePlus has another announcement to make for 2016, this time scheduled for August 25. To get the hypetrain choo choo’ing along, OnePlus published a 30-second teaser video to YouTube, featuring a soundtrack that is eerily similar to what you might hear in a 1970’s porno flick. Seriously, listen to that guitar going through the wah-wah pedal, that’s a classic porno riff.

Moving right along, we must determine what OnePlus is going to unveil, so there can be no excitement when the announcement is made. That’s just how we tech bloggers roll. The teaser clip shows a vinyl being spun around, with a V2 symbol in the middle. Also in the middle, a metallic-looking circular object with what appears to be a black cord coming from it. (more…)

Reminder: Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) Won’t Receive Nougat Update

For those holding onto a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013), asking if now would be a good time to upgrade, that’s affirmative. With the launch of Android 7.0, it is now official that the Nexus 7 (2013), as well as the Nexus 5, will not receive the latest update to the Android OS.

Should this move shock or dismay anyone? Absolutely not. Google listed the death date for the Nexus 5 as October, 2015 earlier this year. However, even with that date long gone, the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 are still receiving monthly security updates. According to Google, those updates will last three years from time of release.  (more…)

Here’s Everything That’s New in Android 7.0 “Nougat”

It’s official, Android 7.0 “Nougat” arrives today. With the announcement, we already have a fantastic sense of what the latest major update to Android offers, thanks to Developer Previews, but now we have the official changelog straight from Google.

Inside this list of new features, highlights include Split-Screen support, native Vulkan API support, VR mode, enhanced Doze, Picture-in-Picture mode (Android TV), as well as a fully redesigned Quick Settings bar. For anyone who ran the developer preview, or has at least been listening to those who have been running the previews, nothing shines as crazy new or unexpected.

Below, we have made available the entire list of changes and new features. Prepare yourself, it’s a pretty big list.  (more…)