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: Apple ‘failing to protect workers’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Gaming, Google, Sony, The Digest, Twitter, Video games Leave a Comment

Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers' | BBC News "Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. It found standards on workers' hours, ID…

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The Digest: Sony caves in to hackers… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sony bosses cancel The Interview release | "Sony Pictures executives have officially pulled plans to release Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial new comedy The Interview after hackers threatened the safety of filmgoers." More on this story Whodunnit? The Mystery of the Sony Pictures Hack | BBC News North Korea behind Sony…

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Google Drive can now be voice searched on Android, and import any file on iPhone

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Google has been busy at work on some important updates to Google Drive, which have the potential to make the suite of office apps even more useful. First off, for Android users Google Drive has now been even more tightly integrated with Google's mobile operating system - you can now search its files as part…

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The Digest: Apple not guilty… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Google, Internet, iPod, iTunes, Microsoft, The Digest Leave a Comment

Jury finds Apple not liable of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case | The Verge "An eight-person jury has decided that Apple is not on the hook for what could have been more than $1 billion in a trial centering on extra security measures the company added to iTunes and iPods starting in…

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The Digest: More trouble for Uber… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sydney siege sees Uber raise prices before backtracking | BBC News "Cab-ordering firm Uber has been criticised for increasing fares by up to four times normal rates during the hostage crisis in Sydney. As the police cordoned off a wide area around the Lindt cafe where a gunman was holding staff and customers…

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The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, Motoring, Piracy, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

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YouTube adds offline viewing on Android… for some people, anyway.

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Google has announced that it is adding the ability to view videos offline on the Android YouTube app - but currently only for users in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. The new functionality will apparently let users download and cache videos for up to 48 hours without needing an internet connection. The reason for the…

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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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