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Google Wallet Replacing That Thing In Your Back Pocket

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Google wallet

Hate losing your wallet? Well, this news is making it sound like wallets will soon be obsolete, so you may be losing it permanently.

Google, Inc. is launching a trial-based Google Wallet payment system this summer, which customers living in San Francisco and New York can utilize if they have a Google Nexus S 4G.

Called a "single-tap" solution, shoppers should be able to pay with a single tap of their phone on a payment terminal, or a swipe past it.


Too bad it's actually more of a "double-tap, followed by a signature" solution since a Google exec had to tap TWICE, then sign on the screen of the terminal to make a purchase during the demo in NYC on Thursday.

Two WHOLE taps? That really takes the "O" out of "neat-O"! Ha!

While Google assures us it is more secure than a credit or debit card, there are still some pros and cons to this new technology.

Pro: You're wallet will never be stuffed with too many dollar bills or receipts to fit in your pocket again!

Con: If you drop this wallet in the toilet you may not have another method of payment to buy another one. LOLz!

We'll probably stick to our water-proof credit card for now, but it sounds like that ancient piece of plastic may not be around much longer because every company and their mother is developing similar technology.

Would U rather just swipe your smart phone than use a credit or debit card?

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8 comments to “Google Wallet Replacing That Thing In Your Back Pocket”

  1. 1

    nice, so google will be able to know where you're spending your money, what you're buying… Google, the Big Brother breaking your privacy again!

  2. 2

    Your new site sucks!

  3. payam says – reply to this


    that's so amazing

  4. 4

    Sounds like a hackers dream

  5. 5

    Yeah until a hacker gets into it and steals your "wallet".
    no thanks

  6. 6

    this has been commonplace in japan for some time now. you can like, wave your phone at a vending machine and it will give you stuff.

  7. 7

    Stupid. Won't catch on with me at least…that's a hackers' wet dream.

  8. 8

    Anyone who thinks this is cool is supporting a big brother mentality. This is absolutely ridiculous and the public is not stupid enough to fall for this. Mario, you are a disgusting sell out, just like Lady KAKA! Promoting the end of freedom!