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In a press release today, Nuance Communications, Inc. has announced that Barclays Wealth & Investment Management has deployed Nuance’s FreeSpeech voice biometrics solution to securely and automatically confirm the identity of Barclays customers – using the sound of their voice. According to the report, Barclays customers will forgo the need to go through tedious security questions. The Nuance voice biometrics technology will allow customers to verify their identity by simply speaking with an agent, This will make the authentication process quick, secure and transparent, the report claims. According to the press release: Barclays, throughRead More

Posted On May 7, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Tech News

MG Sielger Joins Google Venture

TechCrunch columnist and Apple aficionado, MG Sielger has announced that he will be joining Google Venture. MG Sielger: It was almost exactly 19 months ago that I laid down the proverbial writer’s pen and picked up the less proverbial pen for writing checks. It has been an amazing experience getting a fund up and running, learning, and ultimately, making a lot of wonderful investments. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve decided to dive deeper by joining Google Ventures as a general partner. To say this news is a surprise is putting it mildly.Read More
There are many people who buy two-way radios for personal or commercial use. Two-way radios are completely reliable and a cost-effective means of communicating. Choosing appropriate two-way radios depends on many different factors. This article will outline several key factors to consider when purchasing a two-way radio. VHF or UHF It is very important to understand the difference between frequencies before buying two-way radios. If you have an idea about frequencies, you will be able to make a better choice. You will be able to choose reliable radios, which areRead More
Instagram introduces face and brand tagging via new ‘Photos of You’ section A year after Facebook acquired Instagram, the popular mobile photo sharing app introduced their image tagging feature option on their ‘Photos of You’ section. In a blog post, Instagram said that they’re allowing their users to add people, objects and even brands to their photos. Before, users were only allowed to include photo title and location. Image courtesy: Instagram “Your captions and hashtags capture the “what?” and your Photo Map answers the “where?” but until today we’ve neverRead More
Purported Image of LG Optimus G2  The folks at @evleaks (via has posted what appears to be the yet-to-be announce LG LG Optimus G2. Due to the lack of details on the hardware front, suspicions surround the real identity of the smarphone in the photo. Some are speculating that is very well be the Nexus 5. However, the general consensus is that we might be looking at the Optimus G2 The smartphone appears to feature a  5 to 6-inch diagonal display and lacks physical buttons. Hopefully all will be revealed soon. @evleaksRead More
Fuse PS3
Electronic Arts Inc and Insomniac Games have announced the release of the demo release of the highly anticipated co-op shooter – Fuse™. According to the press release, “The fast-paced demo will be available on Xbox Live® Marketplace and the PlayStation® Network on May 7, allowing players to play online cooperatively with up to four players, or in a 2-player split-screen.” The demo will give players the opportunity to play with four elite operatives – Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble and Naya Deveraux. “When it comes to fuse, the biggestRead More
Today, Amazon has updated their Kindle reading app for iOS, bringing new accessibility features to blind and visually impaired customers. According to the press release, these enhancements will be available on additional platforms in the future. “We’re excited to introduce these new features to our Kindle for iOS app, making it easier than ever for our blind and visually impaired customers to access the vast selection of over 1.8 million books in the Kindle Store on their iPhone or iPad,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “With this update, we’re alsoRead More
Based on its features, the SnapShots App looks like an essential Photo-App for your iDevice. According to the developers,”SnapShots delivers a streamlined multimedia sharing experience by making it simple to take pictures and videos and share them with other SnapShots users and social forums.” “Who really wants to spend hours, if not days, searching through countless photo albums, or calling and texting friends to find the pictures and videos they want? With SnapShots, everyone at an event can upload their pictures to one place, and relive the moments together whenever they like,”Read More
Today, Philips has unveiled the Philips dictation recorder app, which transforms Smartphones into a professional dictation device. According to the website, the dictation app allows users to record, edit and send dictation files directly from their Smartphone. “Thanks to modern telecommunications and our new solutions, you can record your dictations wherever you want and send them immediately to your office,” says Thomas Brauner, CEO of Speech Processing Solutions.”Just imagine: you are sitting at the airport, dictating and sending, and by the time you arrive, you have already received your finished text document by email.Read More

Posted On April 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Tech News

Report: Facebook Usage in Major Markets has Peaked

According to a new report, Facebook has seen a decline in the number of visitors to the site in major markets in the last month.  The study conducted by data analysis firm SocialBakers, shows that the world’s largest social network has lost six-million US visitors, a 4% fall and a 1.4 million decline in the UK visits, a fall of 4.5%. “The problem is that, in the US and UK, most people who want to sign up for Facebook have already done it,” said new media specialist Ian Maude at Enders Analysis. “There is a boredomRead More
Facebook Users in Germany to Use their Real Names After Court Ruling Facebook has won a major victory in Germany, after the state Appeals Court ruled that they have no jurisdiction over  Facebook, since its European headquarters is based in Ireland. According to the report, Schleswig-Holstein state’s data protection office had contented Facebook’s stipulation that users must use their real names.  According to the German privacy watchdog, the ban on fake names breaches German privacy laws and European rules designed to protect free speech online. “Data Protection Commissioner Thilo Weichert said in aRead More
Nokia has just sent out a  tweet on their official twitter account stating that they will be announcing ‘something new’ on Wednesday 7am GMT Here is the Tweet: A few individuals have already making educated guesses as to what this could be. Here are a few early tweets:    Read More