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Lilbits: Kindle Scribe reviews, the NUC Pro’s new look, and Linux graphics on Apple Silicon

Amazon has dominated the eBook reader space for years, not necessarily because the company has the best hardware or software, but because its Kindle products are fairly cheap, good enough for most people, and tightly integrated with what’s probably the world’s best-known eBook store. So when Amazon introduced the Kindle Scribe this year, it turned […]

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Google Wallet will ship on many Android phones in the US later this year

This could be the year that your smartphone becomes your credit card. Apple Pay technology is included in the latest iPhones and the upcoming Apple Watch, letting you tap your device at the checkout counter to make a payment without pulling your credit card out of your wallet. And now Google has announced a deal […]

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Google Wallet Card is a debit card tied to your Google Wallet balance

Google Wallet is a payment service that lets you buy goods online or in the real world — but up until now if you wanted to use Wallet at the local supermarket you needed to have a phone with NFC… and a supermarket that accepts tap-to-pay devices. Now Google is providing another option: a Google […]

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Lilbits (9-19-2013): Google Wallet goes cross-platform

Google Wallet may have started its life as an app designed to let you tap your phone against a tap register to make electronic payments, but adoption hasn’t exactly been spectacular. The good news is that Google Wallet has a few other features: it can act as a virtual wallet for storing customer loyalty cards, […]

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Google Wallet coming to all phones running Android 2.3 and up (No NFC required)

More than two years after launching a platform designed to turn select Android phones into digital wallets, Google has announced it’s bringing Google Wallet to all phones running Android 2.3 or later. Up until now you’ve only been able to use Google Wallet on select device featuring NFC (Near Field Communication) chips. Now you’ll be […]