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Google brings voice back to Gmail w/ new group chat features, free calls to US & Canada from other countries

<b>From 9to5Google:</b><p>When Google rolled out its new unified Hangouts messaging service, some users were disappointed that the new experience within Gmail removed the ability to place free calls within the US and Canada. Google previously confirmed that the feature would be returning and today it …

If You Think Apple Customers Are Loyal Now, Watch And See What's In Store

<i>Third in a series</i><p>People who use competing products just don’t get the loyalty of Apple users. “<i>What is so special about the iPhone? That Macbook Air? An iPad Mini?”</i> The product specs rarely seem extraordinary, yet customers love them. Even in Korea, Apple scores higher on customer satisfaction than …

British scientists renew focus on alien research with formation of UK SETI Research Network

UK scientists are attempting to make a more concerted effort in researching extraterrestrial life. Academics in a number of British institutions have banded together to form the UK SETI Research Network. "There is a small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss …

MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

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Studio Moniker's 'Do Not Touch' Interactive Video Celebrates the Pending Demise of the Cursor

During the end of their lifetimes as useful interfaces, no one threw a party for the rotary dial, the skeleton key or the crank people once used to …