Google Pay extends its US reach with support for 15 new banks

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/google-pay-tap-checkout.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-534325" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/google-pay-tap-checkout-728x409.png" alt="" width="668" height="375" /></a></p> <p>Google Pay works with a jaw-dropping number of financial institutions, with more coming online all the time. Recently we've been seeing <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/07/google-pay-brings-support-18-us-banks/">a dozen or two new banks join the Pay club nearly every week</a>, and just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean that Google's in the mood to slow things down. Today's update continues to push that list to new heights, with the addition of 15 new banks.<span id="more-534324"></span></p> <p>For a while now we've been wondering just how long this list would get — there's only...

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Verily partners with Walgreens on managing chronic conditions, lowering healthcare costs

Technology has the potential to revolutionize healthcare over the coming years with Google internally spinning up a health division, while Alphabet has Verily. The latter today announced a strategic partnership with Walgreens on multiple projects to help patients with chronic conditions, and lower the cost of care. Walgreens will be Verily’s “first-choice retail pharmacy development […]

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5 phones with a whopping 10 GB of RAM

Remember when phone companies had lots of bragging rights when one of their handsets had 8GB of RAM inside? Yep, that is so 2017. Now there is a rush by many phone makers to cram 10GB of RAM inside their flagship models. Whether or not consumers actually need 10GB of RAM in their smartphones is […]

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iPhone: Apple Changes iOS Animation to Avoid China Ban

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/12/19/iphone-apple-changes-ios-animation-to-avoid-china-ban/">iPhone: Apple Changes iOS Animation to Avoid China Ban</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Google Voice for G Suite now supports calls to emergency services

For the past several versions, we’ve spotted Google Voice working on the ability to call emergency services. This feature is now official, but only for “work and school” G Suite accounts and not regular users. As a voice over IP (VOIP) app, Google Voice cannot call emergency services due to the lack of accurate location […]

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JBL Xtreme 2 speakers are down to $230 ($70 off) in flash sale

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Xtrreme2-Hero.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-534302" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Xtrreme2-Hero-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>The JBL Xtreme 2 series of boombox-like Bluetooth speakers is currently on sale. Right now they're going for $70 off, bringing pricing down to $230 with free two-day shipping — that's $20 less than the <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/08/deal-alert-save-50-jbl-bluetooth-speakers-google-assistant-enabled-headphones/">last time</a> we saw them discounted. The manufacturer's website calls this a 24-hour flash sale, so act fast if you are considering these.</p> <p><span id="more-534301"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/jblxtreme2.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-534303" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/jblxtreme2-668x309.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="309" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center"><em>The five colors on sale (we dig the camouflage)</em></p> <p>The Xtreme 2 offers a good balance of...

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Best holiday gifts for yourself in 2018

This cat ain’t sharing any of this. May the yuletide gods have mercy on you if you’re still struggling to get your holiday shopping done. It’s a bit late in the game now bud, but if you want to take advantage of seasonal price drops for your own gain, now is the time to strike. […]

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The 40 Best Free and Paid iPhone Games of 2018

<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/12/19/best-free-paid-iphone-games-2018/">The 40 Best Free and Paid iPhone Games of 2018</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.technobuffalo.com">TechnoBuffalo</a>.</p>

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Google Voice now supports calling emergency services, but only for businesses and schools

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_voice-booths.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-484195" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/forge228_voice-booths-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>One of the major limitations of Google Voice since its inception is that you can't call 911 or other emergency service numbers. Most VoIP services share this problem, since it's usually impossible for responders to obtain your exact location. Google is working on addressing this, but not for regular users.</p> <p>A support page for Voice has been updated with new information about 911 calling. Businesses and schools in the United States or Canada can now call emergency services using Voice, as long as there is an address assigned to the...

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194: Chrome ‘sneak peek’, Assistant ‘Home Alone’ ad, Google Fi gift | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got Chrome for Android adds a new ‘sneak peek’ feature, Google Assistant and Kevin from ‘Home Alone’ team up for a new ad, and Google Fi subs get a photo book. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/9to5google-daily-194.mp3 Deal: […]

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Google releases new product video for last year’s Pixel Buds

Despite rumors suggesting otherwise, Google did not release new Pixel Buds at this year’s October 9th event. While we did see a wired version included with the Pixel 3, the wireless Pixel Buds are unchanged, with Google now giving them a push for the holidays. Product videos are a standard part of any tech launch […]

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