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Google's New Hands-Free Feature Will Let You Pay With These Magic Words

“I’d like to pay with Google.” Say that phrase at a shop’s register, and you could soon check out without even touching your wallet — or phone. It’s called Hands Free, and it comes on the heels of Google announcing its upcoming payments app, Android Pay, at I/O.

Android Pay Is Google's Plan For The Mobile Payments Future

We suspected that Google would announce a new payments system at I/O, and we were right. Enter Android Pay.

Stratos Card Review: This Smart Credit Card Is Still Too Dumb

Technology is a conquerer. The evidence can be seen in mounds of dead pagers, flip phones, and CDs. When companies and startups agree to kill something off, it’s usually not long for this world. But one piece of tech has become an unkillable cockroach — the credit card.

Samsung Wants To Replace Your Credit Cards With These Clever Magnets

Your next Samsung Galaxy smartphone could have a neat trick up its sleeves. Just place your phone next to any ol’ credit card reader, and press a button to pay. That’s because Samsung just announced that it’s buying LoopPay — a company that figured out how to trick magnetic stripe readers to accept your money wirelessly.

You Can Now Send Cash To Friends Via Snapchat

You can now send more than just nudes selfies on your favourite ephemeral messaging platform. Snapchat teamed up with the mobile payments company Square to launch “Snapcash”, which lets debit card holders 18 and older send money within the private messaging service.

The Poynt Smart Terminal Is Like A Swiss Army Knife For Payments

The Poynt Smart Terminal is like a one-size-fits-all payments system. It has an NFC antenna, a magnetic swipe reader, a Bluetooth antenna, a QR code reader, a printer for receipts, and even an Android tablet to boot. So not matter how the future of payments pans out, you’ll be able to get your dang cup of coffee.

Now Etsy Has A Card Reader Too

Etsy just released a card reader. It works just like all of the other card readers out there, except it’s orange and only works with Etsy purchases. It is also sort of a brilliant thing for Etsy to do.

Some Customers Are Getting Double-Charged With Apple Pay

A nifty new payment system is not without its quirks. A few early adopters who used Apple Pay to stock up on Halloween candy ended up getting charged two times per transaction. For now, however, it only seems to be those who used Bank of America debit cards.

This Supercard Wants To Replace All Of Your Credit Cards And Then Some

Remember Coin, the card that promised to put all your credit cards on one handy chunk of plastic, and then suffered from substantial setbacks that may make it useless by the time it comes out? Well now it has a competitor. This is Plastc, another upcoming supercard with some seriously big promises that will be even harder to keep.

Canadian Startup Wants To Replace Passwords With Your Heartbeat

Passwords are almost undisputedly broke: seemingly every month, a different major online service gets hacked, along with all your credit card details (and a few celeb’s personal photos). A Canadian startup thinks it has the solution: using your heartbeat as the authentication method.

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