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Android Wear to become cross platform?

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, No Comments

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Making a platform that is consistent among many different smartwatches is the biggest stepping-stone for Android Wear. Implementing it has gotten off to a rocky start, but with every update Android Wear is improving.

At this stage, the biggest limitation for Android Wear is the prerequisite of having an Android phone to pair it with. (more…)

PhotoMath solves math equations with your phone’s camera

Published by on Oct 23rd, 2014, 9 Comments

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With our education system in such disarray I sincerely hope tech savvy kids don’t get their hands on this application. A company called MicroLink has developed an app that can easily solve mathematics equation with the click of a button – it takes a photo of the equation and calculates the answer for you.

MicroLink’s newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone – with an Android version expected in early 2015 – uses your smartphone’s camera to scan math equations and not only solve them, but show the steps involved. (more…)

Google updates email with the launch of Inbox (video)

Published by on Oct 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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It’s somewhat unnerving to think that Gmail is over ten years old, but it is. The service spread like wildfire and Google boasts billions of active accounts around the world. But now, Google is taking a fresh look at the emailing services available to users, and introducing a new service designed to merge email with all the modern conveniences, called Inbox by Gmail. (more…)

Windows 10 brings Windows Phone’s Notification center to your desktop

Published by on Oct 22nd, 2014, 1 Comment

windows10With the ever increasing drive for synchronism across product lines it was just a mere question of time before this happened. These days you can pick up your phone notifications on your tablet and smart-watch wherever you are, but Microsoft has gone a step further by incorporating the Windows Phone notification center into the upcoming Windows 10. You will now be able to check your whatsapps, mail and facebook notifications via a popup on your desktop. (more…)

Gmail to become all-encompassing email app?

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The application Google created for their Gmail service is already extremely simple and easy to use, and great at linking multiple Gmail accounts (especially on Android). With a new version of the app on the horizon, we weren’t quite sure what we could expect in terms of new functionality. (more…)

The Science of Talking to Computers (video)

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, No Comments

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It is quite staggering how quickly computing has evolved. It has changed almost every part of our lives, from the mundane to extremely exciting.

Voice recognition and communicating with computers have been staples of science fiction for many years, but it turns out that it is actually one of the harder things to do with a computer. In part, because language is extremely complicated when it comes down to the mathematics, it is much more difficult to teach a computer to speak to you than it is to play chess (and very well), for example. (more…)

Android 5.0 is official and called Lollipop

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Yes, today is all about the big G. Not only do we have two new Nexus devices, but we also have the official release of Android 5.0 or ‘L’, which is now officially called Android Lollipop.

Summing up the new Android release, which includes some 5,000 new APIs and the new Material Design visual style, Google describes Lollipop as an OS for interacting with a bunch of different screens — from phones and tablets to set-top boxes and wearables. (more…)

Google says teens causing rise in voice search usage

Published by on Oct 15th, 2014, No Comments

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Many people think that today’s digital assistants aren’t very useful, but in many circumstances they can be extremely beneficial, at least in our experience. How often do you use Siri, Google Now or Cortana?

A recent study conducted by Google, among others, shows that the younger generations are embracing these assistants wholeheartedly, while adults haven’t embraced them as fervently. According to a new study commission by Google, 55% of users under 18 will use any voice search service, be it Google Now, Siri or Cortana, more than once a day in comparison to 41% of adults. (more…)

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