Octopus transit cards coming to Apple Pay in Hong Kong

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It will probably come with iOS 13.
Photo: Octopus

Apple fans in Hong Kong will soon be able to add their Octopus transit cards to Apple Pay.

Support is “coming soon,” Octopus Cards Limited confirmed this week. It will allow you to use your iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for journeys and more with your transit card.

This giant octopus is a sucker for good TV host

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This giant Pacific octopus didn't want to let go after meeting a new visitor.
This giant Pacific octopus didn't want to let go after meeting a new visitor.
Photo: BBC/YouTube

Who knew watching a guy get a bunch of hickeys would make interesting television?

When the affection comes from a giant Pacific octopus, you can’t help but be a little jealous of Matt Baker, a presenter for the BBC’s new Big Blue Live series.

Octopus tries to eat camera that made him famous

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An octopus reacts to a GoPro camera put in its tank by turning it around before trying to eat it. Photo: Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College
An octopus reacts to a GoPro camera put in its tank by turning it around before trying to eat it. Photo: Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College

GoPro may have a new celebrity endorser, but he seems like a real sour pus.

An octopus in the neuroscience lab at Middlebury College apparently did not like having a GoPro placed in its tank. It turned the camera around on his photographer before trying to eat it.

Benjamin Savard, a digital media producer for the College, retrieved the camera and was surprised to discover the photos, which he posted to Reddit following Monday’s shoot.

The Octopus Charges And Sticks To Your iPhone When It Counts

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Need an external battery pack that doesn’t just dangle from the foot of your phone like a bulbous, electrically-charged bunion? The Octopus might be just what you’re looking for.

Taking its name from the suction cups of a cephalopod’s tentacles, the Octopus sits in your gadget bag until your iPhone runs out of juice, at which point it can be slapped onto the back of your device and connected to the Dock Connector thanks to a flexible cable.

If you allow the Octopus to fully charge your iOS device, you can expect your iPhone to comfortably juice to about half power, which should give you either ten hours of extra video or four hours of extra talk time.

Not a bad idea compared to some of the bulkier combo battery cases, and cheap to boot: the Octopus will only cost you $30