Sue Martin

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The New York Times

Experience the world’s finest journalism with The New York Times on Google Play Newsstand.<p>Stay informed on world and national news, business, the …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

Google Launches Helpouts, a Live Video Tutorial Service

Is this the end for Hints From Heloise?<p>No, the nationally syndicated household-hints column is still up and running. But I imagine that after …

Video Tutorials

Microsoft Starts Taking Office On The Web Seriously

Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. …

The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

Using the Nexus 5's touch-free audio controls to instigate search is cool. But there's even more Google can do to turn up the volume on voice.<p>One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal …

Android News

7 Great Services for Taking Back Control of Your Inbox

Ever felt like you’re a slave to your inbox? Just when you think you’ve got everything under control, a slew of new messages just come flooding in, leaving you feeling helpless, disorganized, and frustrated.<p>Thankfully, you’re not alone. In fact, there are several services dedicated to help you …

Texting And Talking On Airplanes Will Be Possible Thanks To New Gogo Service

Airplanes have long been an escape from the super-connected world we live in. No texting, no talking and no instant-communication have turned airplanes into veritable havens. But with Gogo's Text & Talk service that all will change.<p>Gogo, which provides inflight internet service to airlines, …

You Can Now Book Hotels Through Twitter

Social media have been growing explosively in the travel sector as more consumers engage with tools like Twitter and Facebook and more brands clamor to take advantage. In the early stages of social adoption, many consumers used the tools to vent frustration, communicate with peers and help plan …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

The Story of This Viral Video Will Blow Your Mind! (Please Tell Your Friends!)

Got a song you want to turn into a smash hit on the Web?<p>Can’t get Apple to use it in one of their ads? Can’t get an iconic TV show to use it in the …

Social Media

Fluential’s voice recognition tech lets your device understand you better than humans (exclusive)

Fluential claims to have devoted more than 85 “man years” of research to besting Siri.<p>Today the company announced it has closed $8 million in angel funding led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.<p>Fluential has developed voice recognition technology that makes it possible for your device to …

How Social Giants Are Trying To Take Over Your Text Messages

Eyeing deeper control of our mobile devices, social networks are developing their own applications to capitalize on the mobile-messaging trend. Facebook, Google and Twitter are moved in part by greed—the notion that they can form an even deeper relationship with their users, to the exclusion of …

Top laptop and tablet picks for Cyber Monday

There are still deals to be found on a new laptop or tablet after Black Friday.<p>While Black Friday 2013 had its fair share of deals on PCs, Macs, and tablets, the Monday after is feeling a bit thin by comparison. Maybe it's because holiday shoppers have been tuned in since early the previous week …

Intel Corporation