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Google improves voice search (again) for its mobile apps

Google (GOOG) is claiming better voice search on its Android and iOS mobile apps, thanks to a new approach to the artificial intelligence technique …

4-year-old dies after eating cinnamon

A Kentucky mom is warning teenagers against attempting the so-called "cinnamon challenge" after her 4-year-old son's death. Matthew Rader was in his mom's kitchen Wednesday when he got on top of the stove, found a container of ground cinnamon, and decided to have a taste.<p>"He started choking. It was …

Apple Finally Learns AI Is The New UI

But is it too late to beat Google?<p>“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like,” Steve Jobs once said. “That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”<p>It’s an ironic quote, given the countless examples of Apple …

40 Men's Fashion Fails That Are Crimes Against Humanity

Over the course of numerous years we’ve managed to see a lot of progress and milestones in the men’s fashion world. But with great responsibility …

Mystery Motorola Phone Passes Through The FCC, Looks Just Like Early X Phone Leaks

Here’s a little noodle-scratcher for you fellow mobile hardware nerds to ponder this evening. This little Motorola Mobility beauty, brandishing the model number XT1058, recently passed through the FCC and left the customary paper trail in its wake.<p>All right, maybe calling it a beauty is a bit of a …

Java Pioneer Chris Melissinos on How Video Games Are Changing The Future Of Our World

The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum in Seattle has been hosting The Art of Video Games Smithsonian exhibit since February 16. I caught up with the exhibit’s curator, Chris Melissinos during the final week of the exhibit, which closes May 13. The debate over whether video games …

Why Facebook's Phone Is Flopping: It's a Social Network With No Social Skills

This week offered a status update on Facebook's efforts to get people to embrace its phone: Its much-hyped Home software, engineered to put Facebook front and center on smartphones in every way possible, has so far been a bust.<p>Home has been downloaded fewer than one million times -- small change …

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 …

Eric Schmidt on the Future of Android, Motorola, Cars and Humanity

Eric Schmidt is a man with a lot to say.<p>He just penned a 300-page book covering, you know, the future of technology and humanity. Speaking at last …

Eric Schmidt

Debian Will Serve As The Default OS For Google Compute Engine

Google is bringing Debian to Google Compute Engine and is making it the default OS for developers using the service. Google will support both Debian 6.0 and 7.0, which was released this week.<p>There are some pretty clear reasons why Google is making Debian the default OS. First of all, it’s free, …

OUYA Closes $15 Million In Funding Led By Kleiner Perkins, Boasts 12,000 Game Developer Sign-Ups

Today, gaming console and software company OUYA announced that they have closed a $15 million round led by Kleiner Perkins, and with participation from the Mayfield Fund, NVIDIA, Shasta Ventures and Occam Partners. This marks one of the largest institutional investments to go to a project that had …

OUYA delayed as console gets last-minute controller fix

One of the most interesting and successful Kickstarter projects having to do with gaming in recent memory was the Ouya game console. The device is …

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Rdio And Shazam Expand Full Music Track Streaming Partnership To UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil And Mexico

Shazam and Rdio have offered something wonderful for U.S. users as of fall 2012, providing full track streaming for tagged music via Rdio, thanks to a “Listen Free on Rdio” link within the Shazam app. That means that once you use either the free or paid version of Shazam to identify a song from …

Facebook Ready to Drop $1B on Waze Purchase

Social networking giant Facebook is apparently in negotiations to buy the social map app Waze in a deal that could hit US$1 billion. The companies …

Amazon working to move further into hardware space with 3D smartphone, audio device

According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Amazon is working to expand its hardware offerings, this year, beyond the Kindle e-readers and tablets (like the Kindle Fire). According to the new report, Amazon is working on two smartphones, including a high-end model with a 3D display. Like other smartphones …

Google Working On High-Resolution Nexus 7 For I/O Reveal, Android Notebooks Later This Year, Analyst Says

Google’s I/O developer conference is happening next week in San Francisco, and one of the big questions around what we’ll see there includes hardware. Now KGI securities analyst Mingchi Kuo (via 9to5Google), who unlike other analysts actually has a good track record of predicting things accurately, …

Dear Microsoft, Don't Bail on Windows 8

The sheer audacity of Windows 8 was enough to set it apart. It was startling, the kind of uncompromising upheaval you almost never see from a …

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 …

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 …