24 May 2014

You Can Say 'OK Google' to your desktop Chrome Browser

"OK Google" --

Google listens after you say 'OK Google' to your desktop Chrome | ZDNet:Google announced the arrival of the voice trigger in Chrome on Wednesday, bringing its standard voice-command for initiating a search on Android, Google Now, or actions on Glass to the desktop too. Previously, to activate a voice search in Chrome on the desktop, users would have to click on the microphone icon in the search box.The new voice command only works on google.com and is available for Chrome users outside the US and in some other languages, so long as they're on that domain — rather than, for example, Google.com.au or Google.es. The feature is supported on Chrome for Linux, Macs and Windows...

The Godzillas of cable TV have come to wreak havoc on your wallet | Money | theguardian.com: "....While there are a lot of channels, the content that we love to watch – think that NFL package, or Game of Thrones – has been getting more costly for telecom providers to purchase. (Comcast, for instance, in the two years before the proposed Time-Warner merger was announced, had seen costs soar about 20%.) Merging is one strategy these behemoths hope will help them limit (or at least cope with) the size of those costs. Cable companies aren’t swallowing all of those costs, of course. Indeed, they’ve been passing as much of them on to consumers as they feel they can: that’s why the odds are that your cable bill has risen at four times the rate of inflation of late...."

Google Developing Tablet With Advanced Vision Capabilities - WSJ.com: "...The device would come with a 7-inch screen and will be equipped with two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and advanced software that can capture precise three-dimensional images of objects, said these people. The tablet is being developed as part of a Google research effort dubbed Project Tango, according to a person familiar with that effort, and could be released ahead of the company's annual developer conference scheduled for the end of June, said this person...."

Amazon escalates standoff with Hachette
USA TODAY
Sign in with FacebookSign in with GoogleSign In FAQ ... An ongoing standoff betweenAmazon and one of the leading New York publishers has ... who on his Facebook page noted that the purchase of books written by him, ... Apple was about to launch its iBookstore and Macmillan, Hachette and other ...

Facebook offers privacy checkup to all 1.28b of its users
Boston Globe
SAN FRANCISCO — Do you know who can see what you are posting on Facebook, including your photos, birthday, and personal cellphone number?

Apple, Google, others agree to $324.5 million settlement in wage case
Los Angeles Times
Apple, Google and other tech giants accused of artificially suppressing ... however, faltered in part because executives at Facebook were reluctant to ...

Microsoft prays for service revenue with free Windows 8.1 with Bing for tablets
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft today confirmed that it will be giving a new ... 2013, a far cry from the 35% of Apple's iOS and the 61% of Google's Android.

Google promises to patch Chrome OS for 5 years - Computerworld: The Chromebook end of support list can be found on Google's website. It will be updated if Google decides to again extend support for select models, and when new devices hit the market.


Microsoft Challenged Secret FBI Request for Data About Customer
Wall Street Journal
The newly disclosed documents shed unusual light on the steps tech companies have taken to combat government data requests after leaks from ...

Apple removes weed dealing game from app store
CNNMoney
The makers of a game called Weed Firm says Apple removed the app from the ... It was also taken down from the Google (GOOGL) Play store, but the ...

Google's Settlement with European Union Faces Increased Pressure
Wall Street Journal
The pressure to revise the antitrust deal is the latest in a series of European broadsides against the Mountain View, Calif. company. Agence ...

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