Almost a year ago, Google held a press conference to announce Google Wallet, an ambitious, multi-faceted plan for a cash-free future in which cell phones would replace hard currency. More »
It's time to upgrade that old phone you've been using forGoogle Wallet paymentsat the local store. Google is nowtellingAndroid users that they'll have to runKitKatto use Wallet's tap-to-pay feature from April 14th onward.
Nice to see Google is keeping the regular Google Wallet updates coming. A few weeks afterintroducingloyalty card scans, the company is adding a feature called "Orders," which lets you track your online shipments using Google Wallet's iOS or Android app.
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Google has recently shared details on the latest update for Wallet , and this one expands upon what we have been seeing with earlier updates. The latest Google Wallet update will be dealing with loyalty program cards . Specifically, Google will be making it even easier to add those loyalty cards to your Wallet account.
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
It's Update Wednesday again and, as always, Google is silently bringing in some new features to its apps and services. Aside from the Google Play Services update we covered earlier, Google Wallet and Google Camera have both been updated with new, though admittedly basic sounding, features.
Wallet, wallet where is my wallet? Better yet what wallet should I be using? What we call a wallet today has evolved from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s when all you had was your leather bifold or trifold wallets. Then again, cash was king and we did not carry all the plastic that we do today.
Google has announced the latest feature that will be coming to the Wallet app. Said feature is called "Orders" and this particular update will begin rolling out to Android users this week. As the name of the feature would suggest, Orders will allow you to keep track of your purchases.
SEATTLE — If anything should be able to get people to use their smartphones as mobile wallets, it’s vending machines.I can’t be the only one who has hankered for a bag of chips in one of those machines, only to discover that my money was no good. Either I have no cash, my bills are irredeemably wrinkled or my denominations are too high for the vending machine to accept.
Minimalist wallets seem to be the rage on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. You know, those uber-slim, ultra-small wallets that help you carry less in a smaller, lighter-weight package (andavoiding the dreaded Costanza Wallet syndrome). Steven Elliot is no stranger to slim wallet projects, having already successfully run two of them, and his latest Kickstarter campaign, the Dash 3.
Cryptocurrencies have exploded over the last few years, creating nongovernmental economies that allow users to buy goods with "money" made from ones and zeros. The craze kicked off with Bitcoin, but other competitors are rising with surprising regularity pulling their inspiration from figures like Kanye West (who sued) and traditional startup ideas alike.
Over the past year we've seen quite a few wallet cases for the iPhone. Some of them tried to stow an iPhone inside of a wallet, which made it difficult to use unless you pulled the iPhone out of its protective shelter. Others used the idea of sticking a wallet (usually just slots for a few credit cards) on the back of an iPhone or iPhone case.
Google has recently pushed an update to its Wallet app allowing users to use multiple Google accounts on Wallet. No major changes to the user interface have happened except for a new, “Cards and Accounts” which has been added to the slide out menu. In order to change to a different account, just pull to the left and select the account you would like to access. Once selected, enter your pin for the account and voila! You can now send money to all your friends from a different account.
Last week, OCR-basedloyalty card scanningwas added to the Android version of Google Wallet, but today theiOS faithfulcan get in on the action. An update allows you to add all of those pesky rewards cards that clutter the ol' billfold and ditch the unsightly key ring tags.