Tech Talk: Apple Buys Speech Recognition Company Novauris

This week, Microsoft officially unveiled Cortana, its Halo-themed personal digital assistant that’ll come built into the forthcoming rollout of Windows Phone 8.1. But there’d be no Cortana without Siri, Apple’s original take on an artificial intelligence helper who lives inside your smartphone. Not one to rest on its … [Read more...]

British Government Signs Deal with Microsoft to Extend Windows XP Support to Entire Nation

As you probably know by now, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP—a version of its operating system that’s been around since 2001, making it a twelve-year-old OS—on April 8. That’s next week. The company’s been making a big push to get organizations to get off of XP and onto one of its many newer iterations of the … [Read more...]

How Social Media is Impacting the In-Store Shopping Experience

Editor's Note: This article is part of our Founders Series where we get insights and analysis from founders of various different companies in the tech industry. Justin Garrity is the VP of Product and Marketing at Postano. Justin has over 15 years of experience in product design, user experience, data visualization, … [Read more...]

Google’s 3D-Printed Parts & Electro-Permanent Magnets in Project Ara

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, or ATAP, is pretty busy these days. We know a lot about what they’re doing with Project Tango, an effort to build a smartphone that can create complex and accurate 3D model of an indoor environment in real-time. But before Project Tango was announced, ATAP first caught our … [Read more...]

Microsoft and Apple Chuffed Over 12 Million Office for iPad Downloads

Last week saw the launch of Office for iPad, a suite of long-awaited productivity apps that offer faithful recreations of the more robust versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on Apple’s tablet. All three apps are free to download, and give users the power to read and access files, but to edit or create files, a user … [Read more...]

Here Are the Windows 8.1 Phones Nokia Announced Yesterday: Lumia 630, 635, & 930

So far, this has been one bad week to make announcements on the Internet. Tuesday was April Fool’s Day, making it hard to separate the facts from the fiction. And yesterday, Amazon stole the show by announcing Fire TV, a major reveal in both the media streaming and gaming industries. So that left poor, boring Microsoft to … [Read more...]

Save the Date: Apple’s WWDC Will Take Place June 2-6, with Tickets Distributed via Lottery

Mark your calendars, folks; Apple has set the date for its next Worldwide Developers Conference. According to CNET, WWDC will take place June 2-6, 2014, at Moscone West in San Francisco. Developers or those who simply want to attend can sign up for tickets, which will be issued randomly. Those who are selected to go will … [Read more...]

Microsoft Resurrects the Start Menu, Reveals Universal Windows Apps at Build Conference

Today was the first day of Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco, and the company announced the long-awaited return of the Start Menu Windows 8.1’s forthcoming Update 1. That’s not all: Microsoft also announced “Universal Windows apps,” which will bring the company another step closer to its vision for a unified … [Read more...]

ISPs Have Installed the “Six-Strike” System, So Your Speeds Could Get Throttled

A United States Chamber of Commerce representative made the official announcement today that the Copyright Alert System, also known as the “six-strike” system, is now fully in place across Internet Service Providers. We first caught wind of this system early last year. This system, designed to thwart online piracy of … [Read more...]

See Smarter: OTG Platforms Announces Gesture-Based Interface for Smart Glasses

Over the last couple of weeks, the conversation about wearables has shifted from our faces to our wrists. Samsung unveiled a new batch of Gear smart watches, while Google’s Android Wear platform will be making its way to store shelves via offerings from Motorola and LG, to name a few. But what about smart glasses, that most … [Read more...]

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