• Stadia's wireless controller needs a cord to play on everything but TV at launch

    27 days ago - By Gamasutra

    Google Stadia†™s November 19 debut isn†™t the game streaming service†™s full rollout, and news of how some features will be limited at launch serves as a reminder of that as the Founders Edition release draws near. ...
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  • The Google Stadia controller will require a wired connection if playing on your phone

    The Google Stadia controller will require a wired connection if playing on your phone

    27 days ago - By GSMArena

    The Google Stadia service will go live in a month and you will need a USB cable if you want to play on your phone, Chromebook or computer. That means that switching between devices during gameplay will not be as smooth as some imagined. But it's not as bad as it sounds.
    Here's how it works - the smart thing about the Stadia controller is that it has on-board Wi-Fi so it can connect directly to Google's servers and minimize lag. And that is indeed how it will work when you use the controller with the Chromecast Ultra.
    However, if you want to use your phone, tablet,...
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  • Small businesses can now use Samsung phones to accept contactless payments

    Small businesses can now use Samsung phones to accept contactless payments

    27 days ago - By Android Central

    Accept contactless payments without any additional cables or dongles.
    What you need to know
    Samsung POS turns your NFC-capable Samsung device into a mobile payment terminal.
    It will enable small businesses and merchants to accept contactless payments on their Samsung device without any additional hardware.
    Samsung POS has support for Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and contactless credit cards.
    On October 15, Samsung announced a partnership with Mobeewave that would enable NFC-capable Samsung devices to accept contactless payments worldwide. The new mobile point of sale system will be...
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  • Apparently, the Google Stadia wireless controller will actually need a wire for most devices

    Apparently, the Google Stadia wireless controller will actually need a wire for most devices

    27 days ago - By N4G

    The upcoming Google Stadia will allow for game streaming on multiple devices, but you'll need a wired controller for most of them.
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  • The Google Stadia controller will be less wireless than we thought, at least at launch

    27 days ago - By GamesRadar

    It will only work wirelessly with Chromecast Ultra at first
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  • The Stadia Controller will need a USB-C connection for laptops and phones

    The Stadia Controller will need a USB-C connection for laptops and phones

    27 days ago - By Android Central

    The 'wireless' controller will require a wired USB-C connection for everything but your TV.
    What you need to know
    The Stadia Controller initially turned heads for its ease of access in switching between devices.
    Google has now clarified that, at launch, only the Chromecast Ultra is supported for wireless play with the controller.
    It may work with other devices and platforms, but only using a wired connection.
    In our hands-on with the Stadia Controller at Google I/O, we noticed that the controller was connected to the demo laptop via a cable. Turns out, that wasn't just a precaution to...
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