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Chrome drops 'OK Google' voice search

Google's desktop browser still offers voice search, but you can no longer initiate it simply by saying, "OK Google."

By October 19, 2015


Nintendo's first smartphone game will be announced 'soon'

The Japanese company plans to launch five new games on mobile devices by March 2017.

By October 13, 2015


Twitter suspends accounts posting NFL-owned football videos

Gawker's Deadspin account and Vox's SBNationGIF were suspended after takedown requests from the NFL.

By October 13, 2015


BlackBerry Venice phone, running Android, said to arrive in November

A tweet from a reputable leaker says the new slider phone, which will run on Google's operating system instead of BlackBerry's own, will be available through all four major US carriers.

By August 19, 2015


Skype gets tripped up by stray characters

In certain versions of Skype, if you get a message with just one short phrase, you're in for a crash. But a fix seems to be on the way.

By June 3, 2015


How to reserve your free copy of Windows 10

A notification prompts Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve an upgrade to the new OS.

By June 1, 2015


WhatsApp for Android now offers voice calling to all users

The new feature could help WhatsApp better compete with the likes of Skype and Viber, which offer both chatting and voice calling.

By March 31, 2015


Smart whisky bottle knows when someone's been in your stash

Forget smart lightbulbs and smart appliances. Smart alcohol bottles could bring high-tech brains to your home bar.

By February 26, 2015


Pinterest ditches marketers' links, may be planning 'buy' button

The company says the decision to ban third-party marketing links has nothing to do with making money and everything to do with improving people's experience on the site.

By February 13, 2015


Microsoft casts wider net to narrow Windows app gap

Looking beyond traditional software makers, Microsoft will make a dedicated push to recruit students, startups and "developers not currently supporting our platforms."

By December 30, 2014