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Philips SpeechAir voice recorder harnesses the power of Android

How many of you use voice recorders? Here at Android Authority we use them on the daily to make the best content we can, but we can’t exactly say our audio devices are “smart”. Philips and Speech Processing Solutions have just announced the SpeechAir, an intelligent voice recorder powered by …

India could be Apple’s next China

China’s GDP growth, swelling middle class, and sheer number of young people have added up to a very lucrative market for Apple. Sales in Greater China jumped 84% during Apple’s fiscal year 2015—the fastest growth of any region by far—and CEO Tim Cook has said it’s on track to become “Apple’s top …

Fine, I'll say it: Apple updated the wrong MacBook

I hate to say it, but I have to: Apple updated the wrong MacBook. While I love the 12-inch MacBook — and enjoy the recently updated specs — it’s not what we needed.<p>We need a new MacBook Pro.<p>In fact, we’ve been in need of a new Pro for some time. The last time Apple made meaningful updates to the …

Trying Out The Surface Book

A customer tries out a Microsoft Corp. Surface Book computer inside the company's store in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (Credit: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg)

The man who bet his house on his mobile phone invention

<b>Patrick O'Neill bet his house on people wanting to upload better quality photos to their social media pages.</b><p>The 50-year-old amateur photographer had been inventing and building computer devices for years when he first got the idea for a camera lens that attaches to a smartphone.<p>Mr O'Neill could see …

Researchers at MIT are using Legos to build interactive transportation maps

The roads, sidewalks, bus stations, and buildings are all made out of Lego blocks. Wee Lego figures represent pedestrians. Laid over it all is a computer-generated projection of the actual neighborhood, filling in the details of current green space and traffic in Dudley Square.<p>The project is a …

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only …

Android apps and the Play Store show up briefly for some Chrome OS users

Last year, Google began letting developers test and run their Android apps on Chrome with the App Runtime for Chrome (ARC). Google appears close to officially releasing the feature by launching a version of the Play Store for Chrome OS.<p>The discovery of the feature comes from Reddit user <i>TheWiseYoda</i> …

Make your own hand-controlled robot with a crowdfunded kit

After a sneak peek in January, you can back Ziro's gesture-based robotics gear.<p>If you've ever wanted to craft a robot that you can control with your hands, you now have a chance of making it a reality: Ziro has started a crowdfunding campaign for its gesture-controlled robot kit. Pledge at least …

Robotics

Sony A6300 blows every mirrorless camera away with insane speed and 4K

The last five months have been really tough. I've been without my trusty Sony A6000 after it suddenly stopped working during my vacation in London …