Google has offered voice search on computers running Chrome for a while, though up until today you had to first click on the mic icon in the search box. An extension rolled out by the Web giant Tuesday, however, allows for truly hands-free searches.
Plenty of tech companies are launching or prepping smartwatches in the hope that the market flourishes, with ZTE the latest to announce a move into the sector. Its as-yet unnamed device is set to launch in Q2 2014, though initially only in China.
As Amazon takes on thousands of extra workers in preparation for what's likely to be its busiest holiday season ever, a UK expert on work-related stress claims those employed at the company's distribution centers face an increased risk of illness.
Australian David Richards has entered the record books and annoyed a few neighbors by decorating the outside of his home with a staggering half a million LED lights for a Christmas display quite unlike any other.
Less than three months after launching the second iteration of its Paperwhite e-reader, Amazon is reportedly already prepping the next version, complete with a high-res display, ambient light sensor, and plenty more besides.
A Mac Pro sold at auction over the weekend for a staggering $977,000. OK, it wasn't a regular, run-of-the-mill, recently redesigned black Mac Pro computer that comes with a starting price of $3,000. It was a red one.
We've heard of a few restaurants offering discounts to diners if they agree to keep their smartphone in their bag during their visit. But the discount offered to diners at Jawdat Ibrahim's restaurant, well, it's generous, to say the least.
Combining kids' fascination with planes with adults' ever-present desire to drop everything and escape to somewhere slightly more exotic than wherever they are in any given moment, British Airways has come up with a clever context-aware billboard.
With consumers beginning to think about what gifts to get loved ones, Apple is hoping to grab a few extra sales for its iPad with a new section on its website showing off the myriad of ways in which people use its popular tablet.
An update rolled out Thursday for the Google Play Store has put tablet-optimized apps front and center for slate users. Although a 'designed for tablets' section has been on the Play Store for a while, this update establishes it as the default view.
Vine is likely to see lots of new users joining its platform thanks to an iOS and Android update Thursday that adds support for 19 languages, including French, German, Japanese, and Chinese.
In 2012 a California judge ruled in a patent case between Apple and Samsung that $400 million awarded to Apple in damages had been erroneously calculated. After a retrial this week, another jury put the figure at $290 million.
If you're a frequent traveler to foreign climes or simply have an interest in the world's rich array of languages, you might already be using Google Translate. And if you're using it on an Android device, there's an update waiting for you.
If trying to find appropriate gifts for friends and family happens to always be one of the more challenging times of the year, Microsoft can help you out with any Google haters among them.