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Big Skinny Wallets takes a simple concept and make it more high tech

  • 09/02/2015 at 23:05 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Slim Wallet RFID -BlockEvery once in awhile a product comes along that doesn’t look to create a future product, but to improve on something that already exists. Big Skinny Wallets are an example of that kind of technology, after launching on Kickstarter and promising a high tech wallet that solves five common problems everyone tends to have.

The Big Skinny Wallet is made up of three components. First is the outside, which is crafted out of your standard leather. Inside, it has made pockets and card slots out of nylon microfiber, which is thinner and stretchier than other materials usually used for card holders. Finally, there is the third component, which gives it an edge. It is an RFID protecting polyblend of copper and nickel.

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Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus Phone will lack Google Wallet

Verizon Google Galaxy NexusVerizon is blocking Google from the carrier’s version of the Galaxy Nexus, set to be released next week in US. Although Google assisted Samsung in the phone’s development, the search engine giant’s mobile payment system will not be functional on Verizon’s version of the phone, at Verizon’s request.

The news was not well received by Android fans. They had hoped to see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone released with Ice Cream 4.0, released onto the market with full functionality.

A representative of Google revealed to CNET that Verizon requested the feature be disabled in the product. However, whether this request is related to Isis, a joint venture between Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, and AT&T, or not is still mere speculation. The trio of carriers announced Isis last Summer as their new mobile payments company, but Google beat them to the punch.

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