Your iPhone's camera is good for a lot more than just snapping photos. For example, it can translate foreign-language signs, menus, and other printed materials in real time. And grade the foods at your grocery store. And scan documents on the go.
Google on Monday released a small update to its Chrome app for iOS users. The update, which brings faster Web page rendering for slow or unavailable networks, also adds the ability to run a search on Google using your voice. And depending on the search, you may just get an earful back from Chrome with the answer.
To search with your voice in Chrome for iOS, make sure you've updated to the latest version, 27.0.1453.10, from the App Store. Once you've downloaded and installed the update, activate the omnibox as you normally would when you … Read more
As Chrome usage grows on mobile devices, the latest iOS version of the browser finally arrived Monday with the same voice search feature that its cross-platform siblings have.
As with other Google services that use its voice search, including Google Now for iOS, voice search in Chrome for iOS will read back to you your query as it pulls up the familiar blue-link list of Google search results.
One interesting difference between voice search on Chrome for iOS and Chrome … Read more
I have a confession to make.
Please don't tell everyone, but I'd like to kiss someone who's wearing Google Glass.
In fact, if you really push me up against this wall and make me talk, I'd also like to kiss someone while wearing Google Glass.
It's not that I don't think Google Glass is stranger than walking up to a stranger and putting your finger in his or her ear.
It's precisely because of Google Glass's sheer strangeness that I want to know whether it would alter my approach to love.… Read more
Years from now, will historians pinpoint 2013 as one of those myriad present-at-the-creation moments when a new technology entered the mainstream? When it comes to wearable computing, we're not there yet. But it seems that we're getting close.
Asked last week to assess the state of this nascent market, Apple's Tim Cook described wearable computing as profoundly interesting, which might qualify as understatement of the year.
In a move that might make some privacy advocates breathe a sigh of relief, Google said late Friday that it won't be approving facial recognition capabilities in software meant for its high-tech Glass specs.
"As Google has said for several years, we won't add facial recognition features to our products without having strong privacy protections in place," the company said in a post to the Google+ page for Project Glass. "With that in mind, we won't be approving any facial recognition Glassware at this time."… Read more
Google has undertaken what some might call a Sisyphean effort: to get technology companies to patch publicly unknown security vulnerabilities, referred to as "zero day" exploits, more quickly.
In a blog post published Wednesday, two Google security engineers advised their counterparts at other companies to respond to actively exploited zero days within seven days.
The post's authors, Chris Evans and Drew Hintz, wrote, "Often, we find that zero day vulnerabilities are used to target a limited subset of people. In many cases, this targeting actually makes the attack more serious than a broader attack, and more … Read more
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In you-knew-that-would-happen news, an adult app store called MiKandi is building apps for Google Glass. A robot refills your beer glass when you're ready for another round. And "Arrested Development" is proving popular, especially with pirates. All that and more on this week's Crave extravanganza. … Read more
Let's say you have a rambling manifesto scrawled out in a Google Doc and you'd like to share a particularly illuminating passage with your friends or followers. You could share the entire document and add a message in which you explain where to find the crux of your argument. Or you could add a Bookmark and share a link that takes someone to a specific point in your document.
To add a bookmark, first move your cursor to the spot in your Google Doc where you'd to place the bookmark. Next, from the Insert menu, choose Bookmark. … Read more