Apple Pay takes to the skies, Google's robodog stalks the Earth
Apple Pay takes to the skies, Google's robodog stalks the Earth
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Apple Pay takes to the skies, Google's robodog stalks the Earth

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[MUSIC] While Apply Pay reaches the sky, Google breeds robot dogs to walk the Earth. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] Apple Pay can now be used at 35,000 feet. Starting next week, select JetBlue flights will let passengers pay for items with Apple Pay on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus smartphone. USA Today reports that Apple Pay can also be used to upgrade your seat. JetBlue. JetBlue is the first airline to accept Apple Pay in the skies, and to make the transactions, flight attendants will be using iPad minis with special cases that have NFC sensors. The iPad cases also can be used to swipe plastic cards. You don't need to be connected to WiFi on board to make the transaction. Your receipt is emailed to you. It's rolling out now, but the plan is to have all flights accepted by June. And if you have Google Wallet, USA Today reports, you'll also be able to pay with an Android phone. Someday. When the Apple Watch comes out in April, you'll also be able to use Apple Pay with a tap of your wrist. The watch will also track your heart rate and fitness activity, and even monitor glucose levels. Well, that is if you have a separate blood sugar monitor accessory. The Wall Street Journal that the health device company Dexcom is making an app for the Apple Watch. That takes the data from it's glucose monitor and turns it into a handy graph that displayed on the Apple Watch screen. Apple Watch hasn't said much about what sort of apps will be designed for the smart watch. You can be sure that this is just one of many healthcare related apps to come. Google also wants to be your go to stop for healthcare. When you want to look up information about a illness or symptom most people tend to start at the Google search bar. In fact one in twenty Google searches are for health related information. But now when you search for common health conditions or diseases Google search results will display relevant medical answers showing symptoms, treatments and details above the link. Google says the answers that pop up have been checked by medical doctors. But Google isn't your doctor so you should consult one if you have a medical concern. And when Google's not working on health questions, it's funding the creation of robot dogs. Boston Dynamics which is now owned by Google has created a new dog-like robot. It's name is Spot. It's a smaller version of the big dog robot. It's electrically powered and weighs 160 pounds and has a sensor head that helps it navigate through rough terrain. And although the video doesn't make clear how this robot will help our society, we see Spot trot around offices, climb stairs. And if you give it a swift kick on the side, it'll stay upright. But please, do not kick our future robot overlords. It'll only make them angry when they eventually reboot our pathetic flesh society. That's your tech news update. You can find more details at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

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