Starbucks To Use Square For In Store Payments, Invests $25 Million

Starbucks has announced that it will use the Square mobile payments system in its 7,000 stores in the US, and Starbucks has also invested $25 million in the company behind the Square payments system.

Starbucks customers will be able to pay for their coffee using the Square app for iOS and Android, and the 7,000 Starbucks locations will be added to the Square Directory.

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Elecom Android NFC Pocket Keyboard Announced (video)

Elecom has unveiled a new pocket sized keyboard they have designed for Android devices, which uses NFC communication, more commonly associated with payment gateways than keyboards, to make a link to Android smartphones and smaller tablets.

The Elecom TK-FNS040BK NFC pocket keyboard uses the NFC IP-1 protocol to connect and provides you with a split QWERTY style keyboard. To help you type a little faster when you are required to do those lengthier updates and documents. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Google Nexus 7 Gets Overclocked And Benchmarked

The Google Nexus 7 tablet features a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, and now some Android developers have managed to overclock the Nexus 7 to 1.64GHz.

And it looks like the overclocked Nexus 7 preformed pretty well in various benchmarks, the guys have Android Community have been running a few benchmarks on the overclocked Nexus 7.

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Redbox and Sony renew rental agreement

I’ve never been a huge fan of Sony or its products. On the technology front, I think Sony hardware is typically overpriced compared to similar offerings from other manufacturers. Sony is a massive company and it has its fingers in things other than technology products and hardware, including movies.

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Pandora Outs July Statistics

Pandora has offered up some interesting statistics for the month of July 2012 for its audience of listeners. The company is talking about how many hours users listened to its service during the month and how much of an increase the service racked up compared to previous months and previous years. The number of listener hours for Pandora is impressive.

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Rovio teases new female Angry Birds character

Angry Birds has been around for awhile and it has many versions, but despite this, it remains popular. It seems like Rovio is into milking this franchise for everything it can get. The company teased this image via their Twitter account with a caption that reads, “Who turned out the lights?”.
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Battlefield 3 reportedly cancelled for the Wii U

If you were looking forward to playing Battlefield 3 on the Nintendo Wii U, you may not have the chance. An anonymous source from Wii U Daily says that both EA and DICE were working on a Wii U version of Battlefield 3. The problem is that their are tensions. After a “feud” with Nintendo over the integration of Origin on the Wii U, the project was shelved.
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Paparazzo Adds A 300 Lumen LED Light To Your iPhone (video)

A new iPhone gadget is currently on Kickstarter called the Paparazzo iPhone Light, wich has been designed to help you take a better photograph, and has been inspired by the flash bulbs used in the early 20th century, and adds a 300 lumen LED light to your iPhone.

Paparazzo iPhone Light has been designed by Craig Monroe and John Aldrich, and will support Apple’s latest iPhone 4 and 4S as well as the new rumoured iPhone 5 when it arrives. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Paparazzo project and see it in action.


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Microsoft’s Office Store Opens For Business

Microsoft has today opened the doors of its Office Store, which has been created to sell applications and add-ons that can be used with Microsoft’s Office suite of software and SharePoint services.

Microsoft takes a 20 percent cut of any sales from the Office Store which enables developers to create and sell directly to end users. Microsoft is now hoping developers will repackage and develop new applications to make the Office Store a success.

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Amazon Game Studio Launches With Its First Facebook Game, Living Classics (video)

Amazon has today launched their new Amazon Game Studio, together with its first Facebook game called Living Classics, which is already live on Facebook and ready to play.

Amazon has been putting together its new Game Studio for some time, after posting a number of gamer designer openings. With the aim of creating games for its own range of tablets as well as other application platforms in the future.

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