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Envisioning IBM’s Watson computer as a smartphone app

Now that we’ve seen how IBM’s Watson computer came up with precise answers on Jeopardy, it shouldn’t take long until this technology is built into question-answering smartphone apps. Search as we know it suddenly looks so last decade. It doesn’t deliver answers – it delivers results, whic ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 5:55pm

Apple’s iPad 2 announcement strategically targets Xoom

The Motorola (MMI) Xoom, a flagship Android tablet and the first to carry the new Honeycomb 3.0 OS specifically designed for tablets, hits store shelves tomorrow -- and today, Apple (AAPL) fired off invitations to a press event it’s holding next week that hints at an iPad announcement. Tricksy mo ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 3:46pm

Android subscription plan faces FTC investigation

Mobile platforms are encouraging for new business models, with a beacon of hope for the publishing industry in particular. Google’s (GOOG) Android is becoming an attractive distribution channel for magazines and newspapers, and its new subscription options are less expensive than Apple’s (AAPL) ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 9:41am

Fresh Android Games for Feb. 23: Mystery-Gallery Homicide, Flight Control, The Light Benders

This is school vacation week in many states. That means more time for games! Today Mystery-Gallery Homicide delivers an exciting new mystery game to Android, Flight Control finally arrives on Android after a red carpet tour on iPhone and iPad, and Light Benders burns up the puzzle genre with a laser ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 6:53am

Fresh Android Apps for Feb. 23: Comics, Plex for Android, Virtual Travel

Read, watch, and go! Get digital comics on your Android with Comics, stream content from your Mac to your phone with Plex for Android, or travel around the world without going anywhere using Virtual Travel. Comics (Free) Love comics? This app brings hot new digital comics to ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 6:38am

Xoom hits shelves Thursday, without Flash

Motorola’s (MMI) Xoom, the flagship Android tablet that carries Google’s (GOOG) Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, is already hitting stores for its release this Thursday. But bad news if you’re hoping it grab one to get your full Internet experience, because like the Apple (AAPL) iPad, t ... Full Article »

February 22, 2011 2:30pm

Old games made new again on Android

Retro-fitting games With the Android platform becoming more inclusive of high-end gaming features, there’s plenty of title releases to look forward to this year. Minecraft is one of these anticipated games, with plans for a mobile launch in 2011. While its PC version is still in beta, a mobile ta ... Full Article »

February 22, 2011 10:22am

Fresh Android Games for Feb. 22: Tower Raiders 2 BETA, Heartburn, Super Drill Panic

Beta versions of games are great. For free, you can try a game still in development to see if you like it. Sometimes, you can provide feedback that the developers will take into account before they finalize the release. In today’s fresh games you can join in the Beta of the sequel to the popular ... Full Article »

February 22, 2011 6:27am

Fresh Android Apps for Feb. 22: Quit, iRun, Basketball Coach’s Clipboard

We could all use a coach every once in a while. Two of the three fresh apps today deliver a little guidance and the third is designed for actual coaches to use. Quit helps you to stop smoking, the i.Run – GPS Running Coach app tracks your jogging, and Basketball Coach’s Clipboard is meant to re ... Full Article »

February 22, 2011 6:08am

Amazon app store won't require a device

Amazon’s upcoming Android app store is taking a page from its Kindle business, and won’t require users to actually own an Android device in order to buy apps for one. Engadget has the report, which states that the release of Amazon’s imminent app store will include the feature, leaving users ... Full Article »

February 21, 2011 3:34pm

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