Android Pay now available in Russia

As expected, Google has launched its mobile payments service Android Pay in Russia, making it the 11th country where the service is now available. Devices running Android 4.4 or higher are supported. “Thousands of organizations in Russia already support Android Pay, including such popular ones as Magnit, Perekrestok, Starbucks, KFC and Rosneft, and their list will continue to grow,” the company said (translated) in a blog post. The post further noted that purchases under RUB 1,000 (around $ 17) will automatically wake your phone’s screen. As for supported banks, the list currently…

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Nike launches new Apple Watch bands that go with your running shoes

Following the introduction of a limited edition NikeLab Apple Watch last month, today Nike has unveiled four new bands for the wearable. The twist here is that these are made to perfectly go with your sneakers, specifically the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection. The colorways for the new bands are all matching the options available for that sneaker collection, as you can see in the image above. This allows you to “make a statement” apparently. Nike says each of these four colors is inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk. All of the new bands are made…

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Nest will reportedly out a 4K Wi-Fi camera

While Nest was once among the pioneers in the Wi-Fi camera for the home space, this market is now incredibly crowded, with literally dozens of different offerings competing for your hard earned cash. So the Alphabet subsidiary is currently working on one-upping its competitors, with a new product coming out soon. This is still just a rumor, but one with a reported ‘confidence level’ of 10 out of 10. So there’s a big chance this device is in fact on the way. The new Nest Wi-Fi camera will have a 4K-capable sensor, but won’t actually record in that resolution. Instead, it will zoom into a…

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Moto G5S leaks in three colors and a full-metal body

Motorola has been working hard on releasing a slew of new devices this year. The Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Play have been getting a lot of attention as their announcement time of the early-summer inches closer. Today, Android Authority reports of some images obtained from a trusted source. These images depict the Moto G5S in three different colors: gray, gold, and dark blue. These phones look very similar to the Moto G5 except that the G5S would be built with a full-metal body as opposed to the Moto G5’s combination of an aluminum back plate surrounded by plastic. Also new to the G5S is the…

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Verizon tests prototype 5G tech with Ericsson

Ever since Verizon started offering unlimited LTE data on its network again, it seems like a fire has been ignited under the company. Aside from spending massive amounts of money on new wireless spectrum, Verizon has also been testing its 5G technology for both mobile and stationary use. Verizon has teamed up with Sweden-based company Ericsson to develop a new 5G infrastructure for the masses. A 5G antenna was mounted to a race car and the throughputs were constantly monitored to around 5+ Gbps speeds with the lower speeds of around 1+ Gbps. Peak download speeds were 6Gbps They even…

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