Apple Pay coming to Starbucks, KFC and Chili's

Slowly, but surely, Apple Pay is adding more supported merchants. At Re/Code's annual Code/Mobile conference on Thursday, Jennifer Bailey, the vice president of Apple Pay, announced the company's mobile payment system on the iPhone and Apple Watch will roll out to select Starbucks stores as a pilot…


Cat Phones announces Cat S40 rugged Android smartphone for the US market

Our smartphones are often the computer we use the most and when you are out in the mud, snow, or water you still need a device to perform. The Cat S40 is designed to go into these environments with you. As a professional engineer and ship designer, I often find myself out on shipchecks crawling…


Kemoge malware: Yet another reason not to use unofficial Android app installs

Unofficial Android apps are finding their way to devices through ads in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. They gain root access and gather phone data before sending off to a remote server. Another week, another attack on Android through adware apps it seems. Security and cyber-attack firm…


Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced: Specs, price and release date

Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, with a Skylake 6th generation core processor, is coming October 26, starting at $899. Microsoft took the wraps off its Surface Pro 3 successor -- the Surface Pro 4 -- at its Windows 10 devices launch in New York on October 6. Most of us were expecting a new business-tuned…


LG reveals first cellular-enabled Android Wear smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition

LG set the bar high with the first round Android Wear device and is now following it up with the first cellular-enabled model that also includes GPS. I'm currently evaluating a couple of awesome round Android Wear smartwatches, the Huawei Watch and new Moto 360, but the other excellent round…


Samsung Gear S2 review: Samsung successfully goes circular

Samsung announced its new Gear S2 smartwatch just ahead of IFA 2015, and we've now had a chance to go hands-on with the customizable, circular smartwatch. Featuring a rotating bezel and circular user interface based on Samsung's Tizen operating system, the Gear S2 is striking to look at and…


Samsung Pay goes live in the US

Samsung's mobile payments service works with older retail terminals, which means unlike Apple Pay, it's accepted almost everywhere. Stateside Samsung phone users can now leave their wallets at home. Samsung Pay, the company's mobile payments service, went live in the US on Monday. The service lets…


Google's Pixel C tablet is ready to take on the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 3

As if a new Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio weren't enough, Google also announced the Pixel C, a new Android-based tablet alongside a detachable keyboard. The 10.2-inch tablet starts at $499 for a 42GB and $599 for a 64GB and comes with a 10.2-inch display with a 2,560 x…


ASUS EeeBook E402M, First Take

How little money do you need to spend to get a usable Windows computer? If you've got around £199 (inc. VAT), you can get the ASUS EeeBook E402M -- but how usable is it? Based around Intel's quad-core Celeron N3540 running at 2.16GHz-2.66GHz and supported by 2GB of RAM, the E402M is certainly up to…


From Apple to Sony, A Smartwatch for Every Wrist

Smartwatches are thick on the ground these days, and there's one for every wrist — assuming you don't think they're kinda silly to begin with. Here are the frontrunners in today's smart timepiece world. Apple Watch As usual, Apple wasn't first to the market, but its first foray into smartwatches…