They could be the most ignored bit of technology in today's society, but their real potential could soon be unlocked, and it's pretty cool.
Nielsen finds nearly half of the consumers it surveyed like using quick response codes on their phones to buy things in stores.
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Before you run out to get a new phone with mobile payment capabilities, check out these three apps that let you pay with the phone you have right now, no NFC required.
Using two-step verification is a smart way to help protect your data on Google. Follow these steps to move the app to your new mobile device.
With so many smartwatches due this year, what will Pebble do to compete? Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky discusses a "new metaphor," and on-board heart rate may not be part of the equation.
Tired of only being able to access your WhatsApp conversations on your phone? Start using WhatsApp Web.
Careless kittens, cards, Kickstarter and The Oatmeal combined to bust crowdfunding records. CNET chats with Matthew Inman, and it's not all SFW.
The hotel that inspired one of Stephen King's most famous books now wants a truly awesome hedge maze for visitors to get lost in.
It was another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for Sony, and we learned even more as reporters sifted through a trove of stolen documents from the Hollywood studio.