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Google's conversational search goes live with latest version of Chrome

After revealing it at I/O 2013 only days ago, Google's new conversational voice search function is up and running on Chrome 27. If you've got that version, you'll now get a spoken response on top of a web page display when using the voice search function (the microphone in the main search window), …

Is Steam evil?

I'm warming my hands over the fire made from the last of my furniture when my phone bings. It's an assignment! From my favourite editor! Starvation …

Gaming

Xbox One Kinect isn't an Orwellian spy tool

Microsoft might have calmed gamers' fears by confirming that the Xbox One won't need an "always on" internet connection to play, but the new console …

Chrome sparks up a conversation, Siri gets jealous

Chrome users are in for a bit of fun today - the conversational voice search shown off at Google I/O is now live with the Chrome 27 update.<p>This means …

Tech Industry

Wearable-technology pioneer Thad Starner on how Google Glass could augment our realities and memories

Countless wearers of Google Glass stalked the halls of this year's Google I/O developer conference, but only a lucky few were sporting the prescription model, which makes room for lenses in a more conventional glasses frame. Among those lucky early adopters with imperfect vision was Thad Starner, a …

How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome

Advertisement<p>47 Comments<p>If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ll see the signs of a significant disruption in computing. No, I’m not talking …

Google to begin inviting non-developers to become Glass Explorers

By now, all the developers who signed up to receive Glass prototypes should have the headgear in hand, so Google's ready to move on to the next phase. Over the next few weeks, the company will begin sending invitations to successful #ifihadglass applicants. Invites will come via Google+, so you'll …