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Google Pay is now available for 25 new banks in 14 countries

Google Pay is now available for 25 new banks in 14 countries

Google Pay support is ever expanding among financial institutions, and that's both the case in the US and the rest of the world. As such, we've compiled a list of the latest international banks that have added their credit and debit cards to Google's contactless payment service, coming in at a total of 25 institutions across 14 (mostly European) countries.

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OnePlus Nord finally revealed in full, starts at £379/€399

OnePlus Nord finally revealed in full, starts at £379/€399

After what feels like many months of hype, the OnePlus Nord was fully unveiled at an online launch event today. There’s seemingly very little that we didn’t already know about the device, either due to the company’s own drip-feeding of information or recent rumors, but now we’ve got the complete picture. In a welcome return to the OnePlus of old, the Nord boasts a dazzling spec sheet along with a very affordable price tag.

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UK ambulance service considers adopting Google's Live Transcribe to treat patients with hearing loss

UK ambulance service considers adopting Google's Live Transcribe to treat patients with hearing loss

Communication for the deaf and hard-of-hearing can be a tricky proposition sometimes in a world of sound, but there are always great adaptations out there that can help bridge the interpretation gap. Cue the coronavirus pandemic: everyone is a wearing a mask these days and that has left those who could lip read a challenge to figure out if they're getting the messages they need.

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Realme's X50 5G arrives in the UK and Europe for just £299/€349

Realme's X50 5G arrives in the UK and Europe for just £299/€349

Former Oppo sub-brand Realme is the world's fastest-growing smartphone manufacturer with good reason — its phones offer insane specs for not a lot of money. The company first got into the 5G game in its homeland China back in January thanks to Qualcomm's new upper mid-range 5G mobile platform, the Snapdragon 765G, and it's now bringing the X50 5G to other markets. The standout feature is the bump up to a 120Hz display, something you rarely find in handsets this cheap.

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Google Pixel Buds 2 are now available in Canada, the UK, and many more markets

Google Pixel Buds 2 are now available in Canada, the UK, and many more markets

It was all the way back in October 2019 when the 2nd-generation Pixel Buds were revealed at Google's big annual hardware event, which seems like such a long, long time ago now. It wasn't until April this year that customers in the US could get their hands on a pair, and until today there's been no availability outside the States. If you live in Canada, the UK, or one of several other lucky countries, you should now be able to make an order.

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UK may follow US lead with increased Huawei restrictions

UK may follow US lead with increased Huawei restrictions

Huawei has had its share of rough times recently. From navigating through the turmoil of the US banning trade, to figuring out how to sell phones without Google's suite of Play services and apps, it's been a period of adjustment for China's largest telecom. And now it appears that the company is facing renewed scrutiny about the use of its technology in the United Kingdom.

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UK getting Samsung Pay Card, an aggregated credit card, later this year

UK getting Samsung Pay Card, an aggregated credit card, later this year

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UK government U-turn: COVID-19 contact-tracing app will switch to Google-Apple technology

UK government U-turn: COVID-19 contact-tracing app will switch to Google-Apple technology

Nobody expected the UK government's testing and rollout of its COVID-19 track and trace app to go particularly smoothly, but to say the process has been shambolic could possibly be an understatement. After the recent news of its delay, we're now hearing that the NHS app is going to be completely reworked to incorporate Google and Apple's collaborative solution instead of the centralized version that was previously tested.

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The UK's NHS COVID-19 app won't be ready until winter, despite being widely available now

The UK's NHS COVID-19 app won't be ready until winter, despite being widely available now

The UK's national health service (NHS) started testing its coronavirus track and trace app with a limited group of users on the Isle of Wight on May 5, but the UK government has been very quiet about it since then. It now appears that the app is available to Android users on the UK mainland — I can vouch for this myself since I live in London — and even outside the UK for some reason, so we can hopefully expect official word that it's available to all soon.

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Huawei P40 Pro+ is now available outside of China, without Google apps

Huawei P40 Pro+ is now available outside of China, without Google apps

Even though Huawei has been blocked from working with Google, the company is continuing to push forward with its Android smartphones. The P40 series was announced earlier this year, but at the time, only the P40 and P40+ models were available to purchase outside of China. Now the camera powerhouse that is the P40 Pro+ is coming to the rest of the world, but there's still no sign of the Play Store.

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