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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch gets Samsung Pay mobile payment support

Samsung’s mobile payment service works on the company’s latest smartphones (including the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 and S7 series handsets). Now you can also use Samsung Pay with a smartwatch. The company is rolling out a software update called “Value Pack” for its Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. The update lets you download watch faces from the […]

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Tap to pay comes to Windows phones (for Windows Insiders)

Over the past few years we’ve seen a growing number of smartphones that support mobile payments, allowing you to tap your phone against a payment system at the cash register without taking cash or a credit card out of your wallet. Apple’s recent iPhones support Apple Pay. Samsung devices feature Samsung Pay. And a number […]

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Samsung Pay Mini app may be coming to non-Samsung phones

Want to use your phone to pay for items at the store? If you have an iPhone, there’s Apple Pay. Some Android phones can use Google’s Android Pay. And Samsung’s recent phones support the company’s own Samsung Pay mobile payment system. But soon you might not need a Samsung device to use Samsung Pay… or […]

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Pagaré smartstrap could give Pebble Time watches contactless payment

As promised a few months ago, the folks at FitPay and ConnecteDevice have launched a Crowdfunding campaign for a smart wrist strap that will let you use a Pebble Time smartwatch for mobile payments. The strap is called Pagaré, and it’s eventually expected to sell for $89, but backers of the Kickstarter campaign can request one […]

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Android Pay goes international in 2016, starting with Australia

Google’s Android Pay mobile payment system lets you use your smartphone like a credit card. Just tap it against a machine when you’re checking out at thousands of stores and your phone will automatically apply any applicable loyalty cards and charge your credit card, bank account, or other payment method. While Android Pay is currently only […]

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Pagaré smartstrap could bring contactless payments to Pebble Time smartwatch

Earlier this year Pebble announced that its Pebble Time smartwatches would be able to learn new tricks when you attach a special kind of strap that adds functionality. Smartstraps are wristbands with extra hardware such as batteries or wireless chips that can interact with the smartwatch. Pebble doesn’t currently have any plans to produce its own […]

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Android Pay brings mobile payments to millions of Android phones

Google’s mobile payment service begins rolling out today, allowing you to use your phone as if it were a credit card or debit card at participating retailers in the United States. Android Pay isn’t the only option for mobile payments: Google is competing with Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. But Google’s solution should work with a […]