Charles DeGraaf

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Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger ARK Lets Mobile Users Cut The Cord

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/530092001/ark-the-next-generation-portable-wireless-charger<p>ARK is one of the latest portable wireless device chargers for people who are tired of having to tether their smartphone or tablet to an outlet when it runs out of juice. The small, block-like base uses …

China's Baidu Releases A Wireless Music Streaming Box

Baidu may be China’s search stalwart — but it has been quietly developing various options in the entertainment industry as well.<p>The company already owns a Baidu Music app — which is available only within China — with several million songs within its database that have received the necessary …

Google Smart Contact Lens & Endgame: New Augmented Reality - Android Weekly

Netflix likely to face slowing subscriptions

Netflix Inc. – purveyor of the hit series <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Orange is the New Black</i> – has had an outstanding run.<p>The Los Gatos, Ca.-based<p>video-streaming company that offers an "all-you-can-eat" menu of movies, TV shows and original programming over the<p>Internet closed out 2013 with<p>an eye-popping …

Google bans Chrome extensions purchased to deliver adware

Rogue extensions were replacing links with ads<p>Google has removed two Chrome extensions from its store due to the way they were serving ads to users. The extensions in question, Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page, both started life as useful additions to Google's web browser, but were soon serving …

Baidu's Translation App Now Recognizes Images

Chinese search giant Baidu has added object recognition to its translation app, a nifty feature that lets you take a photo of something and lists its Chinese name, as well as the English translation of it.<p>However, it remains to be seen whether the feature is merely a cool gimmick or a genuinely …