Nexus 9 tablet

Nexus 9 tablet shows Google is thinking bigger — but not big enough (review)

Few parts of the Android ecosystem have improved more and gotten less credit for it than tablets. The gap between 2010’s crude Samsung Galaxy Tab and polished products like last year’s Nexus 7 is immense. But because Apple set such a high mark early on with the iPad, merely catching up to the iPad’s user experience and surpassing it in some aspects doesn’t count for much.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay highlights a fragmented market for mobile payments

Apple Pay is aligned with major banks, Visa and MasterCard, which take a cut of every transaction, typically two to three percent. Retailers, operating on razor-thin profit margins, would like to cut or eliminate those fees.

Why Apple Watch could be good for your heart rate

Two of the sensors in the Apple Watch are meaningful to me as an exercise scientist: a heart rate monitor and an accelerometer. Think Jerry McGuire: they complete each other.

currentc

CurrentC: An imaginary crisis

The biggest controversy of the week (so far) is unraveling as rival high schools /r/apple and /r/android unite under a single hashtag: #PayItSafe.