Jerry Ploessl

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What does Samsung’s S-Voice assistant think of Siri?

Despite having access to a pretty powerful voice-enabled, predictive search engine with Google Now, Samsung is still pushing ahead with its own ‘S Voice’ app to try and provide a unique Siri-like experience on its devices. We’ve seen many comparisons of how Samsung might have borrowed from Apple …

Bell and Rogers Samsung Galaxy Note getting Jelly Bean update

The Samsung Galaxy Note carried by Canadian telcos Rogers and Bells are getting Jelly Bean upgrades as we speak, with the news now officially confirmed.<p>After the update was made available to Telus users not long ago, it’s time for Bell and Rogers Samsung Galaxy Note customers to get a good taste of …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

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Google Brings its Cloud Messaging Service from Android to Chrome

Google on Thursday announced it has brought its Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) service from Android to Chrome. The company is promising apps and extensions in the browser that leverage GCM will consume less bandwidth and use up less battery life on users’ machines.<p>If you don’t use a service like GCM, …

Salesforce Acquires Bookmarking Startup Clipboard for More Than $10M

Salesforce has acquired Clipboard, a social bookmarking service that had built interesting hooks for saving rich Web content across devices, both …

ESPN Wants to Subsidize Your Data Plan Because Carriers Are Awful

Because data caps are the terrible reality to owning a smartphone, even giant companies want to help us poor saps who've signed our life away to …

BlueStacks announces GamePop: Subscription-based home game console

Let’s face it, no matter how big any of these new Android phones turn out to be, gaming on them still wouldn’t be as fun as when you do it on an actual, full-size TV. There’s a certain type of immersion that you can only get from a 40- or 50-inch flatscreen television while playing with the lights …

Report: Microsoft’s next console will be called Xbox Infinity

Will its successor be the Xbox Infinity + 1?<p>A new report lends credence to the rumor that Microsoft's next system will be called the Xbox …

Amazon launches cloud photo storage app for iPhone

Amazon has launched a Cloud Drive Photos app for iOS, letting owners of the iPhone and iPad join Android users in storing their photography on the company's servers. The app allows users to both upload pictures to their Amazon Cloud account and to browse the photos that are already stored there. …

YouTube’s New Subscription Service: Stars Not Included

YouTube finally rolled out its paid subscription service yesterday, which generated a lot coverage.<p>But the YouTube folks went out of their way to …

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OpenTable Is Secretly the Best Thing on the Internet

No one hates OpenTable. No one finds it small or inconsequential or twee, as so many modern startups or services can be. No one thinks it does a bad …

US government is now the biggest buyer of malware, Reuters reports

Former officials warn US hacking threatens cybersecurity<p>The US government is waging electronic warfare on a vast scale — so large that it's causing a seismic shift in the unregulated grey markets where hackers and criminals buy and sell security exploits, Reuters reports.<p>Former White House …

Microsoft responds to Windows 8 criticism, defends upcoming changes as 'a good thing'

Windows 8 has had its share of detractors since its launch, and today Microsoft's vice president of corporate communications responded to recent reports that paint the operating system as a failure. In a blog post Frank X. Shaw points to two pieces in particular — one by the <i>Financial Times</i> and the …

Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it

Google plans to finish defining its VP9 video codec on June 17, providing a date on which the company will be able to start using the next-generation compression technology in Chrome and on YouTube.<p>"Last week, we hosted over 100 guests at a summit meeting for VP9, the WebM Project's next-generation …

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Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

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