Something new will be revealed for Google Earth on April 18

What could it be? Could it be virtual reality? We’ll find out four days before Earth Day.

Google Earth is apparently headed for a redux. According to The Next Web, Google will hold an event on April 18 where it will unveil “the new Google Earth.” That’s four days before Earth Day — an entirely appropriate time to make such an announcement.

There aren’t too many hints about what’s on the horizon for Google Earth, but it’s likely to be a major redesign of the app, which hasn’t seen an overhaul in quite some time. Google Maps has surpassed it in functionality since its debut in 2001. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see Google bundle in some virtual reality features, as well, akin to what it launched for the HTC Vive last year.

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Five major banks now offer Android Pay integration inside their mobile apps

Bank of America, Discover, and USAA are among the first US-based banks to offer this feature.

Google has announced that some mobile banking apps will offer built-in Android Pay integration.

In the U.S., Bank of America, USAA, and Discover are among the first to offer this native functionality. Elsewhere in the world, customers with Bank of New Zealand and mBank, which is based in Poland, will see the ability added to their respective mobile banking apps.

In its blog, Google explained why it added this functionality:

This latest collaboration with banks expands Android Pay’s capabilities as an open platform and moves us closer toward our goal of empowering mobile payments everywhere. We’re continuing to integrate with additional mobile banking apps, so look for updates from your bank about this new feature.

You won’t need to have Android Pay downloaded on your device to use Android Pay. The aforementioned banks will offer the NFC-reliant ability within their apps. All you have to do is select your default payment card.

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