Google Goggles update brings support for devices without autofocus

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If you thought Google’s perspicacious searching application was clever before, prepare for a shock. Google Goggles version 1.9 adds support for devices without autofocusing optics, giving those on budget gear a chance to use the real world as a search box. Point it at a QR code containing a URL, and it’ll show you a… Read more »

SiriusXM launches On Demand radio, gives offline access to iOS apps

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It’s finally here! SiriusXM On Demand has launched, ushering the satellite radio service into the 21st century. The company’s promised library of 200 shows and 2,000 hours of programming are online and available for subscribers to stream at their leisure. Access is free for existing subscribers, and available through the web or the SiriusXM apps… Read more »

Google adds browser-based weather feature to tablets with temperature, wind and precipitation

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You may have noticed Google’s forecast feature on your HTML5-capable smartphone browser — simply typing “weather” into the search field brings up a basic real-time temperature tool, complete with hourly and five-day forecasts for your current location. That feature has been around in one form or another since the beginning of last year, but as… Read more »