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List of Google Now voice commands

List of Google Now voice commands | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
What to know what you can command Google Now to do with just your voice? The list is more extensive than you might think!
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Here's a list of just about everything you can say to Google Now.

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A closer look at the Lytro Illum, the futuristic new light-field camera

A closer look at the Lytro Illum, the futuristic new light-field camera | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Lytro's first camera showed us a world in which we never had to worry about getting the right photo anymore, where we could change focus and perspective well after we shot our photos...
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The Illum, Lytro's second model, is a $1,499 beast of a digital camera that is designed to completely reinvent the way we take and look at photos.

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Microsoft is about to launch a selfie phone and a new 'high-end' Windows Phone

Microsoft is about to launch a selfie phone and a new 'high-end' Windows Phone | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Microsoft is planning to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices shortly. Sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The Verge that Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop revealed both handsets...
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Microsoft’s selfie phone was previously revealed as codename Superman, a handset with a 5-megapixel forward-facing camera and 4.7-inch display.

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TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
TouchJet's new handheld projector puts an interactive, Android touchscreen on almost any flat surface.
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One end of the pen-like stylus, which is not attached to the projector, has an infrared switcher. The projector includes an infrared camera, which means it can track the movement of the pen in front of TouchPico’s screen.

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Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.
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In addition to another look at the Start menu, Myce also published a screenshot showing the Windows Store operating in windowed mode.

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VIDEO: Imoji For iPhone Lets You Turn Any Image Into A Custom Emoji

VIDEO: Imoji For iPhone Lets You Turn Any Image Into A Custom Emoji | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

With the rise of smartphones and messaging apps, emoji and stickers have also grown in popularity, and are now a part of our everyday conversations.

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“People use emoji to describe tone – and fundamentally, it’s an easier way to express yourself than punching out of couple of sentences.”

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VIDEO: Amazon Fire Phone review

VIDEO: Amazon Fire Phone review | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Despite its daring aspirations and 3D-like party tricks, the brave, new Fire Phone's lack of Google services will alienate anyone who expects the flexibility of a modern Android phone.
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The Fire Phone -- currently an AT&T exclusive -- is daring, aspirational, and pleasing to use. But you need to be all-in on the Amazon ecosystem to fully appreciate it, and even then, it's not delivering a lot of Amazon features that you can't get on rival products.

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GOOGLE’S SMART CONTACT LENSES

GOOGLE’S SMART CONTACT LENSES | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Google had now made an agreement with Swiss’s popular pharmaceutical giant “Novartis international”. ..... Its eye care division “Alcon” had accepted to design another wearable device ‘smart contact lenses’.

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Ophthalmic electrochemical sensors in these smart lenses are designed in a way that it would measure the level of glucose in the tear fluid.

 

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OMG! Didnt know that there is Google's Smart Contact Lenses

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With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools | TechCrunch

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools | TechCrunch | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it -- and its partners -- sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC..
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Microsoft and Apple should be concerned about Google’s success in schools. Once students get used to working with Google’s products, after all, they are likely to stick with them as they grow older.

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You can't get this Bluetooth speaker yet, but it's pretty awesome

You can't get this Bluetooth speaker yet, but it's pretty awesome | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The pocketable, waterproof, and loud Super M from NudeAudio met its Kickstarter goal in under a day. Crave's Eric Mack says it's worth waiting for.
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The Super M is small enough to be pocketed (barely), but puts out sound like few other $99 speakers. It easily competes with the best midrange names like the Jawbone Mini Jambox or Soundmatters FoxL DASH 7, which were my favorites until today.

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Tesla's $35K Model 3 Targets BMW 3 Series

Tesla's $35K Model 3 Targets BMW 3 Series | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The $35,000 Model 3 Tesla could change everything for the auto industry—if CEO Elon Musk can pull it off.
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If the Model 3 .................. is as good as the company's previous cars, automakers should be very concerned—especially established stalwarts like BMW and Mercedes.

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Squink Lets You Print A Circuit Board For The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee

Squink Lets You Print A Circuit Board For The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

3D printing has changed the way engineers test products, allowing them to cut down on time and costs. But what about 3D printing the components that go into most of these products?

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... Squink, a portable circuit board factory that allows you to test your project in minutes in the comfort of your home — costing around $2 to print.

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Huawei Ascend Mate2 Review - YouTube

Lisa Gade reviews the $299 Huawei Ascend Mate2 Android smartphone phablet. This is an unlocked GSM phone with 4G LTE for AT&T and T-Mobile that has a 6.1", 1...
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Huawei sells it direct via their website and no contract is required. The phone runs Android 4.3 with Huawei's Emotion UI 2.0 Lite UI, and it has 2 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage. Other features include a microSD card slot, dual band WiFi 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a GPS with GLONASS. It has a 13MP rear camera and a front 5MP camera.

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10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view

10 sites with stunning visual data that will change your world view | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
We all know what a picture's worth. These websites use graphics to display everything from Twitter traffic to births and deaths, in ways that truly drive home what words alone cannot.
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Beautiful sites

 

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How to disable auto-play video on Facebook

How to disable auto-play video on Facebook | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
A little while ago the guys over at Facebook thought that it would be a great idea to auto-play most of the videos on your Facebook Newsfeed. Well, maybe it’s great for Facebook in terms of selling video-based advertising, but it’s certainly annoying to most of the users, especially if you’re on mobile data and …
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Disabling auto-play videos is quite simple. Just follow the steps and you’ll be good to go.

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BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise

BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
BlackBerry says it can offer levels of security that can not be replicated on Apple, Android or other mobile devices.
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Executives at the event touted how BlackBerry can offer end-to-end security protection, thanks to how it controls both the OS and hardware of its devices.

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VIDEO: Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B review

VIDEO: Philips Blu-ray Surround Base HTB3525B review | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
The Philips HTB3525B packs Blu-ray, Smart TV, and Bluetooth into an affordable sound bar, making it a great choice if you're looking for an all-in-one system.
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Even more impressive is that Philips has managed to keep the price down to a reasonable $300, hundreds less than the similar LG LAB540W SoundPlate ($550 street).

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VIDEO: This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

VIDEO: This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
I’d think this was just a clever April Fools joke, if it wasn’t the middle of July. Motorola and VivaLnk have made a temporary tattoo that can unlock a..
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Who needs gestural passwords or face recognition when you can unlock your phone like a time-traveling space wizard?

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Uber finally launches a real Windows Phone app

Uber finally launches a real Windows Phone app | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Windows Phone users can finally take a ride with Uber. Well, technically they could before by using Uber's previous "app" which was little more than a wrapper for the mobile site. But native...
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Frequent Uber customers will notice a couple things missing, though. There's no ability to split fares between other people riding with you, .............  Uber says it will adding both of those in updates within a month .......

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VIDEO: Samsung's curved, 105-inch 4K TV is $120,000

VIDEO: Samsung's curved, 105-inch 4K TV is $120,000 | Tech Latest | Scoop.it

Samsung's curved, 105-inch 4K TV was always going to be expensive. The only question was how expensive. Today we got an answer: Samsung has priced the set at $119,999.99, a cost that immediately puts it out of reach for all but the most wealthy home theater enthusiasts.

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So what does paying $120K for a TV get you? 11 million pixels tucked inside a stunning metal frame.

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The best Windows Phone device to buy right now - Nokia Lumia 930 review

The best Windows Phone device to buy right now - Nokia Lumia 930 review | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
With its great display, brilliant camera and attractive, colourful design, the Nokia Lumia 930 has most of what you'd expect from a top-end Windows Phone device. It's battery lets it down though and with an unimpressive selection of apps still available from the Windows Phone store, a high-end Android device with a good camera will likely be a better option for many of you.
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The 930 arrives with the absolute latest version of Windows Phone 8.1. Visually, Windows Phone 8.1 is very similar to previous versions of the software.

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VIDEO: Grado Prestige Series SR80e review

VIDEO: Grado Prestige Series SR80e review | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
While the open-back design isn't good for noisy environments, the Grado SR80e headphones sound exceptionally good for $100 and are also comfortable to wear.
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Thanks to the open-back design, stereo imaging is more spacious and natural.

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Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled

Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Microsoft plans to press ahead with its in-house Surface tablets, but the company's strategy remains vague and elusive.
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Surface, the tablet-one-moment-notebook-the-next hardware that Microsoft debuted two years ago, will survive, the company made clear.

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Home Depot Carries MakerBot 3D Printers in Stores

Home Depot Carries MakerBot 3D Printers in Stores | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Home improvement retail giant Home Depot has begun a pilot program to sell MakerBot 3D printers and scanners in twelve of its stores across the US.
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Once Home Depot’s crafty customers see the potential of using 3D printers to produce replacement parts and plastic components, such as screw anchors, U-pins, light switches and the like, they’ll be quick to adopt the technology.

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ Preview - CNET

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Preview - CNET | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi Model B+, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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The original Model B -- just a tiny board that can output to an HD display and runs on free software -- sold over 2 million units and inspired a boom in hobbyist home computing projects.

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What’s next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax

What’s next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax | Tech Latest | Scoop.it
While you consider which 802.11ac router to buy, the industry is working hard to render it obsolete. Here's what to expect in the next few years, as engineers tease more bandwidth and faster transmission speeds out of Wi-Fi.
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What with 802.11ac, -ad, and -ax, the future of Wi-Fi looks a lot like alphabet soup. But it's really the evolution of Wi-Fi into standards that fit the demands of new generations of wirelessly connected devices.

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