Want voice control of your internet browsing experience? Thanks to a new Chrome extension you can just say “Ok Google” to start controlling your browser–just like you’re able to use the voice command on the Moto X (and now iPhone) to initiate a search (for those with security concerns, you can turn the feature off to stop the phone from listening after five minutes of inactivity). Check out the extension now for your Chrome browser and let us know what you think with a comment below.
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Yes…we know that it’s Black Friday; but why should that stop us from getting excited about what sales await us is three days? While Black Friday is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, Cyber Monday is the day that Amazon sells the most products–and that translates into huge savings for those strong enough to resist the temptation of today’s great deals. Amazon will be offering huge discounts on everything from toys and electronics, to tools and fashion. Have we piqued your curiosity? Click past the jump to see where your money will be going in less than 72 hours…
Instead of buying multiple mobile devices, each with their own data plan, the smarter play may be buying WiFi-only devices and going with a mobile hotspot–and AT&T’s Unite Pro may be the perfect choice. Capable of connecting up to 15 devices at once, the Unite Pro has enough features to please even the most hardcore mobile warriors–including a 2.4″ touchscreen display that shows battery life, data used, number of devices connected and network name. Nice touches like being able to use the device as a portable charger and dual band WiFi make the Unite Pro not incredibly versatile, but a powerful mobile tool as well. We’ll have our full report once our unit arrives, but until then, you can check the full PR after the jump to learn more.
Amazon is launching an interesting new line of services to Canadian users – online grocery and auto shops. The company is pushing hard into Canada and is doing so while more than doubling its offerings on the Canadian service, with 14 new kinds of products. Their expansion in the grocery segment means fiercer competition- Amazon.ca will offer 15,000 non-refrigerated food products including items such as Campbell soup, Kellogg cereals, baby food and formula. In contrast, Wal Mart offers 2,000 food products in Canada with 1,000 added monthly since it launched in late September. South of the border, where grocery online sales make up between an estimated 2.5 and 3 percent of the market, Amazon.com and walmart.com are testing fresh food as well.
Amazon.com, that wonderful gateway to purchase just about anything and everything, just got a little bit better. In anticipation of Black Friday, Amazon is offering two Deals of the Day every day–now through December 22nd. If you’re still on the fence with gift ideas, you can check out Amazon’s Electronics Holiday Gift Guide, a handy list that can help you figure out the perfect gift for that special person in your life (in case my family is reading this, a new laptop would be nice). For more information on Amazon’s Black Friday and other Holiday deals, stick with us after the jump…
So what did you miss if you didn’t tune in this past Saturday at 1pm Eastern to SiriusXM channel 167? A lot!
Not only did we cover some big news from NVIDIA as well as a great offer from AT&T (great, as in a FREE TABLET!), we also brought you three product reviews–including a great pair of headphones from the fine folks at Razer. So what are you waiting for? YourTechReport Radio episode 25 awaits!
Have you noticed some ridiculously oversized ads in your Google Search results? Select web searches will feature these new larger-than-life ads as part of a test Google is doing with a small percentage of its user base, and uses 30 brands that have signed on to be part of the advertising test. This comes as a bit of a surprise, seeing as about 8 years ago the company made a public promise that “There will be no banner ads on the google homepage or web search results pages. There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.”
Amazon wants your old gear–and they want it bad…
Amazon’s Trade-In program is offering solid trade-in prices for your for older generation iPads, iPad Minis, MacBooks and Nokia Lumia smartphones; and while some folks might be disheartened by the fact that they are currently only giving Amazon gift cards in return for those trade-ins, let’s not forget, you can get pretty much anything with Amazon gift cards–including newer versions of these same devices. And they don’t just want your Apple products; they want an array of old products, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Microsoft Surface tablets. If trading in for gift cards still doesn’t float your boat, you can always sell your old devices directly through www.amazon.com/sell.
Let’s face it: We’ve come way too far to not see this through to the end!
With Apple’s media event only an hour away, make sure you keep it here for all of the news as it’s released. We know we’ll be seeing some new iPads announced, as well as the official debut of OS X Mavericks, but as for anything else being announced, your guess is as good as ours. Ok, maybe our guesses are a bit better, but that’s just because we’ve been doing this longer.
See you at 1!
Oh Apple, how you tease.
Waiting until the last minute to tip its hand, Apple has confirmed that they will be streaming today’s (what we assume to be iPad-centric) media even; the event can be viewed online (using OS X 10.6 or later), over iOS devices (using iOS 4.2 or later), and through Apple TV using the “Apple Events” channel (which has reappeared just in time for the event). Can’t watch the live stream? Fear not–we’ll have all of the Apple news you can handle as it happens starting at 1pm Eastern.
See you then!