Smartphones To Replace Credit/Debit Cards?

AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile are said to be working out a deal to replace MasterCard and Visa cards with their respective smartphones. According to Bloomberg’s sources, the three U.S. mobile carriers are working in conjunction with Discover Financial Services (4th largest payment network) and Barclays PLC (bank) to test the …

Paycheck Friday: Purchasing Suggestions For Your Perusal

It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.

10% ($0 to $8,375)

At your income level, you …

MotoGP Just Got Cooler With Gyroscopic Cameras

Motorcycle racing’s premier class got an upgrade last weekend at Laguna Seca when MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports rolled out new gyroscopic camera mounts. Valentino Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha M1 was the guinea pig and the results looked fantastic.

I guess this is only cool if you ride motorcycles or are a fan of MotoGP but I wanted to …

How Microsoft Can Gain Ground with Both Tablets and Phones

At Microsoft’s Financial Analysts Meeting yesterday, CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage to talk about the company’s consumer initiatives. The entire video of the presentation is available here. He spent a portion of the time talking about slates and tablets, saying the following:

“One of the top issues on my mind is, ‘Hey there’s a

YouTube Increases Upload Length To 15 Minutes

YouTube announced yesterday that its upload length would increase from 10 to 15 minutes. It’s probably a move to inspire more original content on the site to compete with other video social networking sites like Vimeo or Vox. As it is now, YouTube is great for music videos, amateur home videos with viral potential and the ever-popular …

Sprint To Update HTC EVO 4G To Froyo In August

Good news, EVO 4G owners. Sprint has announced that it will be pushing out the Android 2.2 update beginning August 3 (everyone should have it by mid-August). The following new features, include:

• Voice Dialing Over Bluetooth.
• Application Storage on External Memory, giving users more storage room for all their …

Google Earth Gets Live Weather

Giving you yet another reason that you never need to go outside, Google Earth has added live weather. It’s accessible by activating the “clouds” layer inside the program and shows rain and/or snow wherever it may be happening around North America or Europe. Currently in Boston where I live, it’s… not doing either of those things.

If …

BlackBerry 9780 and OS 6.0 Shown Off

RIM and AT&T are holding a BlackBerry event on August 3 in NYC for an unannounced handset launch but Driphter may have spoiled the fun for us all with this video of a Bold 9780.

According to, the 9780 is nearly identical to the Bold 9700 with the exception of it running OS 6.0. Besides the hardware, the real meat is …

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