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Samsung Pay launches in Singapore

Samsung Pay launches in Singapore

Samsung Pay has rolled out in another Asian country making Singapore the first in Southeast Asia to have access to the service. Samsung Pay will officially launch on June 16 and falls into the mix with South Korea, US, China, and Spain as the nations supporting Samsung's mobile payment service right now. As in other locations, Samsung Pay allows users to pay with compatible Samsung phones at contactless and other terminals.

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Renderings show what an OLED MacBook might look like

Renderings show what an OLED MacBook might look like

Back in late May rumors started to crop up that Apple might be out to make a big change to its MacBook for the first time in a while. According to these rumors prototype MacBooks had been spied that were fitted with an OLED strip across the top of the keyboard where the function keys would normally sit. The cool thing about replacing keys with an OLED touch sensitive strip is that the buttons on an OLED can be customized depending on what you are doing. A slew of renderings have now turned up showing what the final product might look like.

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Pint-sized exoskeleton aims to help kids walk again

Pint-sized exoskeleton aims to help kids walk again

The exoskeleton the little boy in the image here is wearing was created by engineers from the Spanish National Research Council and rather than being designed for adults, this one is designed to help children. Specifically the 26-pound aluminum and titanium exoskeleton aims to help children with spinal muscular atrophy known as SMA. The simple act of walking could help stave off potentially deadly side effects of the disease.

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Xperia X Performance coming to the UK after all

Xperia X Performance coming to the UK after all

Fans of the Sony Xperia line of smartphones weren't happy back in February when we heard that the Xperia XA might not come to the States and the Xperia X Performance might not come to the UK and Germany. Fans in the UK will be glad to hear that it appears the X Performance is coming to the UK after all, albeit in limited quantities.

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LG K8 V pre-orders kick off June 9 on Verizon

LG K8 V pre-orders kick off June 9 on Verizon

Verizon has announced that pre-orders for a new LG smartphone called the K8 V will kick off on its network on June 9. The LG K8 V is a Verizon exclusive device. The smartphone has a 5-inch HD resolution screen claiming to be one of the largest in its class. The rear camera is an 8MP unit and the front camera is a 5MP unit.

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Galaxy Note 7 tipped for integrated iris scanner

Galaxy Note 7 tipped for integrated iris scanner

For some folks fingerprint scanners always work without a hitch and for others, they end up swiping repeatedly to no avail. Rumors are floating around about the coming Galaxy Note 7 smartphone that claim it might have a new type of security feature integrated. That new security feature is an iris scanner. If this rumor is accurate, the iris scanner itself wouldn't be new; it has been used by Samsung on the Galaxy Tab Iris tablet for India.

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More One Plus 3 images leak along with price details

More One Plus 3 images leak along with price details

Images of the One Plus 3 smartphone have leaked again. These shots reportedly come courtesy of a case maker who was unable to keep them under wraps. The images appear to be press shots that show the smartphone from all angles. We see the overall design of the rear of the phone with a large area around the camera and a LED flash. The One Plus 3 appears to have antenna lines on the back similar to the iPhone.

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Microsoft ditches plans for Xbox One TV DVR

Microsoft ditches plans for Xbox One TV DVR

Back in August of last year Microsoft announced that it was going to put an OTA TV DVR into the Xbox One to allow users to record programs they watch on TV just as they would with their cable box to watch later. A lot of Xbox One fans were excited by that prospect. If you were one of the folks excited about a DVR, you will not be happy to hear that Microsoft has now cancelled those plans.

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32M Twitter login credentials reportedly leaked by hacker

32M Twitter login credentials reportedly leaked by hacker

LeakedSource has published a searchable database that has the credentials of millions of user accounts from different social networks on the web. The latest addition to the leaked database of user credentials is claimed to be a massive leak of Twitter user data.

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Bionic Leaf is more efficient than photosynthesis

Bionic Leaf is more efficient than photosynthesis

If you remember elementary school science, photosynthesis is the process used to create energy by plants. Scientists Daniel Nocera and Pamela Silver from Harvard have created what they call a bionic leaf that is able to use solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuel. The system is said to be more efficient than natural photosynthesis.

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EHang 184 manned drone to flight test in Nevada

EHang 184 manned drone to flight test in Nevada

The last time we talked about EHang the company was showing off its EHang 198 automated flying machine. The drone aircraft looks like a quadrotor you might use to fly your GoPro into the sky for aerial shots, but is sized to allow human passengers to climb aboard and take flight. The idea is that the EHang automated drones could pick people up, the person could enter a destination with a smartphone app, and takeoff.

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Zero Latency and Sega Live Creation bring free-roam VR to Japan

Zero Latency and Sega Live Creation bring free-roam VR to Japan

Zero Latency and Sega Live Creation have announced that they are teaming to bring the first free-roaming multi-player VR game to Japan. The Zero Latency experience is launching in celebration of the Tokyo Joypolis 20th Anniversary. The game will be a permanent fixture at the venue starting in July 2016.

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