Chrome Voice Search Now Built In: No Add-on Required

Google chrome voice search has been available as a Chrome extension for some time; therefore, if you’ve wanted hands-free Google voice search (à la Android’s Now Launcher) on the desktop, you’ve so far had to install a Chrome extension. This is not longer the … Continue reading

Project Ara brings building block approach to mobile design

Google says it is planning a series of three online developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division. Announced last year, Ara is a unique concept that will allow … Continue reading

Blackphone encrypted communications to the masses

The Blackphone handset, which is being unveiled at Mobile World Congress, goes on sale in June for $629. It looks like a typical Android smartphone and is based on a security-hardened version of the OS called “PrivatOS.” Standard applications include … Continue reading

LinkedIn adds Member Blocking

LinkedIn adds Member Blocking. Members that would rather not receive job inquiries or other notifications, or allow access to their profiles from certain other LinkedIn members, can now block them.  “Member blocking,” was recently released by the professional social networking site … Continue reading

Google Project Tango Gives Spatial Understanding to Mobile Devices

What if your mobile device could determine whether it was in the garage, the kitchen, or the living room by the shape of it or be sound echo-location (the way sound reverberates in a room), and changed the TV’s volume, … Continue reading

Wireless Charging Gets a New Standard

FREMONT, California and HOUSTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) today announced that the two associations have signed an agreement aimed at establishing global interoperability of these two leading wireless power standards.  The PMA … Continue reading