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New Video Compares iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanners

Posted on 04/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple was the first to the show with their Touch ID fingerprint Sensor on the iPhone 5s in the fall of 2013, now Samsung is featuring its own brand of fingerprint recognition with a scanner built-in to its new Samsung Galaxy S5, which will be released on April 11th.

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Expedia App Offers Selected Travel Apps Free Via New Media Lounge

Posted on 04/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Are you a traveller? Do you use a lot of travel-related apps on your iPhone? If so, you might want to “fly” over to the App Store and land on the Expedia app page. Expedia is offering some paid travel-related apps free, via their app’s Media Lounge feature.

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Apple Acquired Speech Recognition Firm Novauris in Bid to Improve Siri

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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One of Apple’s acquisitions last year went unnoticed until now, as TechCrunch reports the company purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies in 2013. The company’s main product is NovaSystem, a server-based distributed speech recognition system.

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Cortana’ – A Siri-Like Personal Assistant

Posted on 02/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Microsoft unveiled the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system on Wednesday. The update includes an “Action Center” which combines the functions of the iOS Control and Notification Centers, a new keyboard input method similar to Swype, and Cortana, their Siri-like personal assistant.

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