In news that is sure to make you feel old, Microsoft is officially killing its 15-year-old instant messaging program. Windows Live Messenger— formerly MSN Messenger— will soon go the way of Friendster, Google Reader and Facebook Poke. See...Show More Summary
In a triumph for climate change, four hundred pairs of Google Glass were ruined instantly yesterday when the heavens opened above Reno, Nevada, causing the Burning Man festival to be shut down. Burning Man is an annual gathering of some of the world's most disruptive and visionary people. Show More Summary
Amazon is going to acquire video game streaming site Twitch for $970 million in an all-cash deal. Today’s Amazon deal definitely doesn’t give off the same “this feels right” vibe as the Google rumor. While Amazon has Prime Instant Video, it doesn’t have offer any way for people to upload their own content — everything you can watch on the service has been… Read More
Imagine living life without 24/7/365 access to Google. Better yet, imagine not being able to instantly do any of the following things: Look up the weather forecast for any city in the world. Read dictionary definitions for any word. Find nearby restaurants and grocery stores. Read local and national news stories. Make arithmetic calculations. Find
When we talk about wearable technology, I would like to think that for most of us out there, two examples come to mind almost instantly – one would be the Google Glass, while the other would be the smartwatch, such as the Moto 360. However,...Show More Summary
A new version of the MyGlass app lets Google Glass users access their favorite contacts instantly and all others with only a little effort.
If you heard that Amazon was launching an app on Google Play, you'd be entitled to hope that it'd be the long-awaited Instant Video for Android. Prepare to be disappointed, since the company's actually released Sev Zero: Air Support for tablets that...
App brings Google Now-style smarts to an instant messaging service.
Last night, NBC’s hit show ‘America’s Got Talent,’ began to incorporate voting and instant save in a new way: Google Search. The show is partnering with Google to allow fans to Google the terms “America’s Got Talent” or “AGT” starting...Show More Summary
Fans Will Easily be Able to Vote and Save Their Favorite Acts Using Google
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One of my favorite parts of Google is getting instant responses from search results — it massively simplifies currency conversion, for one thing. So it’s interesting to see that the company now lets you create Google Now reminders right from its search box, as the Google Operating System blog explains. The feature works if you... Read More
One of my favorite parts of Google is getting instant responses from search results — it massively simplifies currency conversion, for one thing. So it’s interesting to see that the company now lets you create Google Now reminders right from its search box, as the Google Operating System blog explains. Show More Summary
Bitcoin continues its march into the mainstream with yet another big name thinking the crypto-currency is worth its attention. This time, however, it's not a retailer agreeing to accept Bitcoin, but Google integrating Bitcoin into its...Show More Summary
Late last year, Google launched Helpouts, which brought the idea of allowing people to receive instant help through live video feeds into the limelight. But the concept behind Helpouts has existed for some time, with one startup quietly building up a business based on the same premise since 2010. Show More Summary
Not many apps have Android Wear functionality built-in today, so in reality, the biggest selling point for Google’s smartwatch platform is instant access to Google Now, the search giant’s contextual service for telling you what you need to know when you need to know it. As it stands today, Google Now isn’t quite as impressive on your wrist as it is in your pocket. Read More
Google used to call them OneBox results. Now they're interactive gadgets that provide detailed information.World Cup instant results are probably the most comprehensive OneBox results ever added by Google. They offer so much real-time information that you don't even have to visit other sites. Show More Summary
W hich social media is the best to use to pitch your startup or, frankly, yourself? Should you go with the community center feel of Facebook or Google+, the instant satisfaction urge of Twitter or Snapchat, or the all-things-professional arena of LinkedIn? If you're waiting for an answer to any of those, you can exhale. Show More Summary
Google recently added a new feature to Google Search for Android devices that makes it faster than ever to listen to new artists. From now on, when users ask Google Search about an artist or band, they'll be able to tap a link in the search results and play the artist's music in one of the music apps installed on the phone. Show More Summary
Just days after its conclusion on TV, the fourth season of Game of Thrones is available for Brits to stream through Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. The entire ten-episode run will set you back £18.49 in SD or £24.49 in HD from Google Play or £16.99-23.99 from Amazon. Show More Summary