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CNET Update: LG teases G Watch, Square offers new way to pay
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CNET Update: LG teases G Watch, Square offers new way to pay

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As we wait to find out what makes LG's smartwatch tick, more iPhone 6 reports surface and Square reveals a new app for ordering food.

There's a new way to pay with your phone, but you probably will not use it. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] This is going to be a big year for the next generation of smart watches. LG is promoting its upcoming smart watch called The G Watch. And it released a short teaser video with pretty much no information about what makes it tick. The video plays this epic background music so maybe you will feel epic wearing it. It reminds of us what we already know, that it's gonna run Android and it has a square metal face. LG says it's ready with a single charge. But how long does that charge last because that would be nice to know. And it won't get damaged by little drops of rain water. LG said the watch will launch this quarter so we should get more details by the end of June. And in other news for products that don't yet exist, let's talk about the iPhone 6. There have been many reports that the next iPhone will have a larger screen. And there's yet another report that backs up this rumor. The Chinese network Wei Fang posted fuzzy computer renderings of the iPhone six casing, which were said to come from Boxcon. That's the factory that makes the iPhone. It shows a screen that's slightly larger than the current four inch screen. The renderings also show rounded corners. Let's move from tech rumors, to tech murders. Facebook killed off two of it's spinoff apps. Poke and Facebook Camera. Now poke was launched in 2012 as a copy cat of SnapShot. It was a way to send a photo to someone that would disappear from the screen after a few seconds. And Facebook Camera was also released in 2012. Designed just for sharing photo with filters, kind of like Instagram. Of course, Facebook now owns Instagram and oddly enough, Square just killed an app that it launched in 2012. What a coincidence. Square Wallet is now gone and it's replaced with an app called Square Order. It only works in New York and San Fransisco for now. The app shows local stores that uses Square, and you can place an order for something at that store, like say a cup of coffee. And once you pay on the app, that coffee will be ready for you to pick up at the shop. It's different from the now dead Square Wallet app. That also let you pay for things with an app, but you had to be in the store to use it and you had to activate the app. And then your photo would show up on the cash register so the clerk could tap your photo to charge you. Now taking out your phone to turn on the app to pay doesn't save you time, but maybe you will save time with Square Order, by ordering ahead. That is if you find a business near you that actually uses it. That's your Check News Update, and you stay updated by subscribing to our podcast or following me on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC].

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