Andy Rubin, who helped propel Android to the behemoth it is, has been hard at work on a new smartphone, which could see the light of day this year.
Bloomberg reports that Rubin, along with a team of around 40 from companies like Google and Apple, are part of a company called “Essential” and they ... Read More »
Honking isn’t the most pleasant sound in the world, and I’m sure you hate it even more if you live in a densely populated area with lots of traffic. But a car’s horn can be critical for avoiding dangerous situations, and can even be used in a friendly way (to an extent).
To make its ... Read More »
Last year we reported that Google was working on a secret project codenamed Majel that was meant to be a direct response to Apple’s Siri. A trusted source told us a working Android app was already in testing and we thought it could debut in December, but then Alexia Tsotsis of TechCrunch reported that ... Read More »
Last year we reported that Google was working on a virtual assistant for Android in response to Apple’s Siri. Later we learned that the project was codenamed Majel when one of our sources told us it was already in testing and a possible launch was imminent. For months no new details were ... Read More »
Now when signed in, Google will treat you as a single ... Read More »
Several weeks ago I received a request to review a new app called Alfred, which was described to me as “Pandora for the real world.” That sounded pretty cool, so I installed an early build of the app and planned to write about it last week.
At the very last minute their PR firm ... Read More »
I wrote about Google’s response to Apple’s Siri voice assistant several months ago and over the last couple weeks I received further details about the secret project. For starters it is codenamed Majel, which comes from Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, better known as the voice of the Federation Computer from Star Trek.
Majel is ... Read More »
Still think check-in apps are lame and useless? Foursquare just announced their 4.0 release for iOS, which includes a new feature called Radar that can automatically alert you about nearby things you might be interested in.
Foursquare describes the new Radar feature on their blog: Now, if you follow a list, like ... Read More »
Yesterday Apple finally released their iOS5 software update for the iPhone 4 and the blogs are buzzing about Siri, a virtual personal assistant that lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Earlier this month I received a tip that led me to believe Google would ... Read More »
Today Apple announced the iPhone 4S which disappointed many who were expecting to see the iPhone 5. However, Apple was still able to excite the fanbase with the public demo a Siri, a virtual personal assistant coming to iOS5 on October 12th. Apple acquired the company Siri for $200 million in April of ... Read More »