Posted on : 10-08-2010 | By : Cool Geex | In : Google, Google Voice
Back in 2007 Google launched 1-800-GOOG-411, a voice-powered directory assistance service that connects you quickly to businesses across the U.S. and Canada.
On November 12, 2010, the service will shut down the service.
GOOG-411 was the first speech recognition service from Google and helped provide a foundation for more ambitious services now available on smartphones, such as:
- Voice Search – search Google by speaking instead of typing.
- Voice Input – fill in any text field on Android by speaking instead of typing.
- Voice Actions – control your Android phone with voice commands. For example, you can call any business quickly and easily just by saying its name.
For More Go to Goog411
Posted on : 10-08-2010 | By : Cool Geex | In : GPS
The Israeli Department of Defense has cooked up the world’s smallest gyroscope—powered by lasers and as small as a single grain of sand. The new gyros are sensitive enough to track your position and movements anywhere—no GPS required. The underlying tech is the same that’s found in aircraft and seafaring ships—minute physical changes are compared to each other, calculating a new position without the need for an external reference point. Essentially, the object (be it an aircraft carrier or something smaller) can detect itself moving. But for a gyro to be this tiny changes everything. Think of a smartphone that could pinpoint your movements in a cave—or, probably more realistically (and practically), a museum, or new apartment building. Sadly, we’ll still need GPS a little bit, as the gyroscopes need to be told exactly where they are from above before their own internal detection can kick in. But this breakthrough will mean GPS access could someday be of minimal importance—which is great news (especially for any city dweller, who knows lining up a signal can be a pain at best). Just get one little satellite zap, and the micro-gyros will take it from there, anywhere in the world.
Think about a SWAT team doing their job inside a building and asking for help from a remote sniper.
When you know where your teammates exact location… well, less room for errors.
Posted on : 09-29-2010 | By : Cool Geex | In : Cool Geex
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Posted on : 09-28-2010 | By : Cool Geex | In : News
Leading Authority on Tech News Will Expand AOL’s Growing Offering of World-Class, Audience-Relevant Content.
AOL Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network while retaining their editorial independence, further bolstering AOL’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality, tech-oriented content. The announcement will be made on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, CA.
Posted on : 09-19-2010 | By : Cool Geex | In : Google Voice, iPhone, iTunes
After a year of being rejected by Apple, GV + Mobile gets approved again by The iPhone App Store team.
The App is great and well deserved $2.99.
If you are looking to make VOIP calls using the App this is not the right App for you, actually no App can do it yet, so just download this one to get All of Google Voice features on your iPhone without opening safari and fighting with the interface.
The developer, Sean Kovacs tweeted last night Apple Coupon codes for anyone to grab.
Follow @Seankovacs to get one, and if you didn’t make it in time before someone else used it just pay the $2.99 (less than Starbucks coffee).
A word about Sean Kovacs:
I don’t know Sean personally, but yesterday night (minutes after the App appeared in the App Store) I emailed him and even that he was busy answering users twits and generating coupons he answered in full to my concern.
It takes much longer to get an answer (and a good one) emailing Microsoft with an issue for $149 software.
Great job Sean.
You can grab the App here: GV Mobile +