Google Now has been a solid product with a unique voice-command interface that really does stand out–even when when compared to Apple’s mighty Siri. Now, the company’s voice element is moving its way to Google Search, as the service will soon be rolling out to all U.S. English-speaking users on desktop, tablet and smartphones–no matter the platform. Simply tap the microphone icon and start asking questions questions; you can ask for flight information, reservations, purchases, and photos–just to name a few topics you can throw its way. Look out for the new feature in the coming days.
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I put out a call to case manufacturers for a little help while we are reviewing the GS4, and Minisuit responded by sending us their entire GS4 line up. Hit the video below to see our review of MiniSuit’s wares.
And we’re giving ALL of these cases away! There are two ways to enter.
1- Leave us a comment below telling us which case you’d want to win. There’s no guarantee that IF you win you’ll receive the case you wanted, but we still want to know which case people think is coolest. Only ONE comment will count as an entry.
2- If you’re following us on Twitter (yes you have to be following us) tweet the following:
Hey @YourTechReport! I want to win a case for my Galaxy S4 from @MiniSuit - http://goo.gl/1HCax #YTRgiveaway
You can rack up as many entries as you want through Twitter! The more you tweet the above the more chances you have to win.
Contest is open to residents of USA and Canada until Friday, June 28th at 11:59pm Pacific time, and we’ll select winners at random.
Usually we reserve our “You Asked For It” column for your most requested tech and product reviews; but it seems that the majority of you have been asking for free gear–and who are we to say no! That’s why we’re giving away a pair of Wicked Audio Reverb Headphones to one of our lucky readers or listeners. In case you didn’t hear about the giveaway on last week’s episode of YourTechReport Radio (on SiriusXM Channel 167), this giveaway is for our Twitter followers–so if you’re not already following us, you should probably head over to Twitter right now (@YourTechReport). Once you’re following us, what do you have to do to enter? Simply Tweet this post…that’s it! One winner will be chosen randomly, and you have until Midnight Pacific on June 16th to enter (open to North American residents only). So what are you waiting for? Your chance to win a pair of ultra-cool headphones awaits!
I really enjoyed using the Samsung HM3300 NFC enabled Bluetooth headset. It was insanely easy pairing the HM3300 with my Galaxy Note 2, and recently happily discovered it would also pair with a Nokia Lumia 920.
I liked this little headset so much, I want to give one to a lucky reader.
All you have to do is leave us a comment on this post telling us what you two things you wish you could pair using NFC. I’ll go first:
I wish all of my food had NFC tags on it so I could tap them to my microwave/oven to automatically program temperature and cooking time.
We’ll pick one winner randomly. Make sure you use a valid email address as that’s how we’ll be contacting the winners. Only one entry/comment per person please! Entries will be open until 11:59PM Pacific today, and we’ll announce the winner tomorrow (Saturday February 2nd). Contest is open to USA residents only. Apologies, we’ll try and get something international going for a future giveaway.
I’ve said it before. I’m a sucker for tower defense games.
One of my all-time favorite TD games is Defense Grid, and I recently had the pleasure of working with the developers of Defense Grid on their upcoming expansion to the series DG: Containment. I got to meet and record Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Wreck-it Ralph) who is one of my all-time favorite actors.
The folks at Hidden Path Entertainment recently completed a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the sequel to DG, and to celebrate they’re giving us five Steam bundle codes to giveaway for Defense Grid and the two expansions! This bundle includes the Original DG, PLUS the ‘Resurgence‘ expansion AND ‘You Monster‘ where you get to face off against GLaDOS from Portal!
All you have to do is leave us a comment on this post telling us who your favorite video game sidekick is. We’ll pick five winners at random. Make sure you use a valid email address as that’s how we’ll be contacting the winners. Only one entry/comment per person please! Entries will be open until 11:59, Thursday January 3rd, and we’ll announce the winners on Friday.
Many thanks to the folks at Hidden Path for hooking us up! If you guys are fans of terrifically produced indie games, I would HIGHLY recommend checking out their site and blog for more info on DG2.
Now here’s a pic of me with Alan Tudyk.
Good luck everyone!
And the winners are:
- Jason: “My father I think, I had a good time playing on the console with him.”
- Tucker: “Jade in Hitman, his voice !”
- Jeff: “Flash the dog from JetPack Joyride! Fun stuff!”
- Randy: “Yoshi from super mario.”
- Dr. Pixel: “Rush from MegaMan is awesome. I love dogs and he’s a killer robot dog! What more could you ask for? “
Congrats! Thanks everyone for entering and commenting!
I will again ask that you check out Hidden Path Entertainment’s site to check out more info on Defense Grid 2! Show them some love!
Have you ever heard the expression, “If you love something, set it free?” Well apparently, Juan hasn’t–or at least if he has, he certainly hasn’t taken it to heart. And though Juan may have had a bit of a problem letting go, Aaron in Tulsa will have no problem welcoming his new LG Optimus G with open arms. We promised all of those who entered our Smartphone Giveaway that we’d be giving away some more free gear very soon…and we weren’t kidding. Intrigued? We hope so. We’ll be featuring tons of CES coverage over the next couple of weeks, and as soon as CES is over, we’ll announce our next giveaway–and we can only hope that Juan will handle the next one with just a tad more grace.
A man can dream, can’t he?
Congratulations Aaron Howk…your Christmas just got a bit more merry thanks to a brand new LG Optimus G heading your way! Thanks again to our friends at AT&T for providing such a fantastic prize, and many thanks to all who entered…and make sure you keep checking back–we’ll be giving away lots of gear throughout the new year. Okay everyone…back to your families–we’ll see you right back here tomorrow.
…and sorry Juan–we told you that you couldn’t keep it!
Wouldn’t you like to wake up on Christmas morning to find out that you’ve won an LG Optimus G? Of course you would!! Our own Juan Carlos Bagnell gave a full breakdown of the Optimus G in this video, and basically dared you NOT to enter–so we figured his passionate appeal to our readers was definitely worthy of a second posting. As to the giveaway link he points to at the end? Here it is:
It’s a gorgeous phone, and I want to see it go to a good home!
Get yourself entered to win!