Microsoft brings speech recognition to Bing developers

Microsoft continues to flesh out its Bing developer platform with a new speech-recognition control, allowing coders to add speech input to their Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.In July of this year, Microsoft made it official that Bing is more than just a search engine. It also is ...

The Radical Right Wing Is Becoming An Unlikely Advocate For Solar Power

Readers of Glenn Beck’s email list received a sponsored message from a source that might surprise some: a solar generator vendor. Solutions From Science sells heirloom seeds, emergency food, and solar products designed to “make people more self-reliant,” according to the Clinton Herald. Bill Heid, the company’s president,

'Supervised Users' feature coming to Chrome Beta channel

Google has announced a new feature for Chrome, and it\\'s part of the beta channel for users who want to try it this week. The \\'Supervised Users\\' option will be folded into ChromeOS, as well as the Chrome browser on Windows Mac and Linux. it does just what ...

'Google Play Newsstand' could bring digital newspaper subscriptions to Android soon

You can already download anything from TV shows to magazines from Google Play, so it\\'s no surprise that newspaper subscriptions might come the future. Android Police tore down the upcoming Google Play version 4.4., and it strongly hints at a portal called Newsstand. It\\'s not exactly brand new ...

The Galaxy Gear doesn't deserve the crap it's getting

That’s my nomination for best (non-Pocketnow) tech headline of the year, and it comes from Vlad Savov over at The Verge. The headline leads, by way of a link, to Vlad’s largely negative review of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s new smart watch. And while I’ve spent only a ...

TapTap Wristband Transmits Touch For Long-Distance Relationships

The stress of being away from your love can be difficult to bear, but a new wearable band aims to alleviate that problem. TapTap, a project launched on Kickstarter today, keeps long-distance couples connected by transmitting touch between the bracelets from anywhere on the planet. Expected to cost ...

Get the LG G2 or HTC One From Verizon for $99 With Coupon Code “VZWDEAL”

The new DROID family of phones is not all that’s on sale today from Verizon, no sir. The LG G2 and HTC One have also been slashed by $50 to $149, however, you can drop another $50 off of each if you use coupon code “VZWDEAL.” Since “Verizon30″ ...

Verizon Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx all receive price cuts

Verizon Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx all receive price cutsComing around on three months since their release, Verizon has just cut the prices of its latest lineup of Droid devices from Motorola. If you head over to the Verizon online store today you\\'ll find that Droid Maxx on ...

Android 4.4 KitKat May Be Dominated By "The Google Experience"

The stated goal of the next version of Google’s Android operating system—4.4 “KitKat”—is “to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”What does that mean? It is odd and cryptic … and the only thing we officially know about what Google is going to do with KitKat. If ...

Telus is ready for the Nexus 5

Our Canadian pals at Mobile Syrup (hi, pals!) have scored a few likely Nexus 5 renders thanks to the carrier Telus. Revamped launcher, tweaked icons — certainly nothing we wouldn\\'t expect in the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKit release. Nice to see it all coming together, though.And if you ...

Twitter considering dedicated private messaging app

The blue bird\\'s been awfully busy since its IPO hit the books, and now it\\'s reportedly considering a standalone messaging app. According to AllThingsD, sources close to Twitter say the company could be considering taking its direct messaging service a step further and spinning it off as its ...

[New App] Microsoft Releases Remote Desktop Client For Android

Need to get at something on your desktop, but just aren\\'t nearby? You need remote access, and many Windows PCs have that feature built right in. Microsoft\\'s new Remote Desktop app for Android lets you hook into the included remote access system so you can use your PC ...

According to Leaked Press Render, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Headed to AT&T

Late last night, a press render of the Galaxy S4 Zoom with AT&T branding hit the web, which means we could be seeing an official announcement from AT&T sometime soon. The S4 Zoom is an interesting device, first unveiled back in June with some mediocre specs for a ...

Google Play Music updated with 'I'm feeling lucky radio'

Google Play Music updated with \\'I\\'m feeling lucky radio\\'There\\'s a new version of Google Play Music rolling out today, bringing with it a couple of interesting new features. The first is plain to see at the top of the Listen Now and Radio sections, named \\'I\\'m feeling lucky ...

ESPN finally updates their College Football app to include the newest phones

ESPN finally updates their College Football app to include the newest phonesESPN has done a great job developing their college Football app for Android. The only problem was that it has not been compatible with the latest and greatest phones available, like the HTC One and the Samsung ...

BlackBerry publishes open letter, says BBM for Android to launch within days

No one can deny that BlackBerry is in hot water. That is, no one except BlackBerry itself. In an open letter to customers and partners published in 30 news outlets in 9 countries, the Canada-based company is basically coming out to say that it’s fine and financially stable.BlackBerry ...

Study finds 80% of smartphones still aren't protected from malware

As smartphones and tablets powered by mobile operating systems continue to take over the world, malware makers see nothing by dollar signs. Reports of malware targeting smartphones continue to pop up constantly and Android is a particular focus since its ecosystem isn’t controlled as tightly as iOS or ...

HTC One max: part of HTC's winning strategy -

Today all the news seems to be about the HTC One max. Some love it, others hate it. Taken as a whole, the newest device from HTC seems like nothing more than a big version of their old flagship.HTC has found a form-factor that looks good, functions well,

Confessions of a Windows Phone User

To own a Windows smartphone in Silicon Valley is to invite ridicule and pity. Every day I pull out the bright yellow Nokia (NOK) Lumia 920, and every day iPhone and Android types look at me with dismay. Why, they wonder, would I subject myself to an app ...

How to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 5s

Mobile You - The decisions we make picking devices, services, apps, and carriers matter, and they matter more than you might think.If you\\'ve broken the display on an iPhone 5s and you didn\\'t opt for AppleCare+, you can always DIY repair it yourself if you feel up to ...