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2009-10-27 11:56:26

A new Google feature lets consumers use Google Voice without switching to a special phone number, potentially broadening the appeal of the controversial service, Reuters reported. New users of the Google service will be able to have the calls that they don't answer forwarded to a special Google Voice electronic mailbox, essentially bypassing the voicemail provided by their phone carriers, Google said late Monday. A variety of voicemail management features, including unlimited storage and text...

2009-03-12 10:15:00

Google announced on Thursday its new Google Voice service, which mixes traditional phone features with email capabilities that could provide a strong challenge to Skype and similar online phone services, Reuters reported. Google Voice allows users to store transcripts of voicemail phone messages in their email inbox which they can search for specific information within a phone message. Google Voice is essentially the re-branded technology of GrandCentral Communications, a company that Google...

2008-11-14 12:20:00

Google is expected to soon announce the availability of a free application for iPhone users that allows them to search for directions or virtually anything else by simply speaking into the handset, according to the AppleInsider. The new application would entirely eliminate the need for a keyboard. "The service can be used to get restaurant recommendations and driving directions, look up contacts in the iPhone's address book or just settle arguments in bars," wrote the New York Times' John...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.