Is always-on Google voice search going to Chromebooks?

James O'Malley Chromebook, Computers, Google Leave a Comment

Perhaps it was inevitable, but it seems that Google is planning to roll out its always-on "OK Google" voice search functionality to Chromebooks soon too. Voice search has been available for a while now, but according to developer François Beaufort, a new build of Chrome OS (the operating system that runs on Chromebooks) has an…

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The Digest: Net is ‘less free and more unequal’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, EE, Facebook, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, The Digest, Video games Leave a Comment

Berners-Lee troubled by 'growing inequality' on web | PC Mag "Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes access to the internet is a basic human right. The World Wide Web creator and founder of the Web Foundation, Berners-Lee suggested that, in an increasingly unequal world, the internet has the power to be a great equaliser. But…

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The Digest: Windows 10 release date… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 | Reuters "Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early…

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The Digest: ‘Spiderdog’ tops YouTube… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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'Mutant giant spider dog' tops YouTube chart | BBC News "A Polish film maker's short horror film featuring his pet dog in a tarantula costume was the biggest trending video on YouTube in 2014, parent company Google has announced. With over 113m views since it was posted in September, Mutant Giant Spider Dog…

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The UK top 10 video games chart: Call of Duty defends its position

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Top tens, Video games, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has successfully defended its position at the top of the chart, despite a fall in sales of 77% and strong competition from new contenders Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Ubisoft’s highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed sequel has to settle for second place, missing out on…

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The UK top 10 video games chart: Call of Duty advances straight to the front

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, Kinect, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Round ups, Sony, Top tens, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One 1 Comment

EA’s six-week run with FIFA 15 is over as Activision Blizzard take the top spot with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The latest in the series convincingly beats the week one number of 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts despite being the fifth-biggest launch in the Call of Duty series as a whole. By…

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The Digest: Video games don’t cause violence… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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US study finds no links between violent video games and violence | The Independent "A new long-term study into violent media in the US could help settle the long-standing argument of whether or not violent films and video games are to blame for violence in society. The research, led by psychologist Christopher Ferguson…

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The Digest: South Park skewers freemium games… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Computer Security, Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, iPhone, iPhone apps, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Samsung, Smartphones, Social Media, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

South Park skewers 'freemium' games | Engadget "If your business model is conning kids into spending their parents' hard-earned app-store cash on in-app purchased 'rewards', it's fair to say you deserve to be ripped. South Park did the honors with its Freemium Isn't Free episode involving a Terrence and Philip-branded Candy Crush-style game…

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The Digest: Internet giants ‘in denial’ over terror… and 6 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Android, BBC, Computer Security, Computers, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, Intellectual Property, Internet, Microsoft, Tablet, Windows Leave a Comment

GCHQ director attacks tech giants for being 'in denial' over terrorism | Huffington Post "The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being in denial of the role their networks play in terrorism and demanded they open themselves up more to intelligence services. GCHQ director Robert Hannigan said…

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