Verizon Wireless customers will soon be able to get their hands on the much-anticipated Google Android phone called the Droid.
Verizon and Motorola officially unveiled the device, which, like most smartphones of its class, will cost $199 with a two-year contract. And it will be available to consumers starting November 6.
The device offers voice-activated search that allows users to speak a query, and the Google-powered search engine delivers Web results or device-native results such as stored contacts, music, and photos. The voice search also works with the new turn-by-turn directions for Google Maps. It allows users to view geographic information, such as My Maps, Wikipedia entries, and transit lines on the map.
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In its online and retail stores, Microsoft is selling computers loaded with all of its online software, including its Windows Live,
, and Security Essentials products.
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Yahoo says in a regulatory filing that the companies have agreed to extend the deadline by which they will have a definitive agreement.
Hector Ruiz, the former CEO and chairman of Advanced Micro Devices, has been linked to the insider-trading case.
Contradictions stalk former AMD chief
Cisco Systems plans to buy a Web-based security software company called ScanSafe, marking the third announced acquisition this month.
Cisco revs its acquisition engine
After continued scrutiny from privacy advocates, Facebook has explained the difference between deleting and deactivating accounts.
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Pandora now shares with Facebook, Twitter
Facebook's 'share' buttons: Now with numbers
Bank Trojan botnet targets Facebook users
Fake Facebook e-mail contains Trojan
Although the company hasn't put a long-term revenue strategy in place, one of its backers says Twitter didn't raise $100 million last month out of a need for cash.
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Twitter users warned about new phishing attack
Kaspersky tool detects malware in Twitter links
Revenue from chip sales is expected to rise in the fourth quarter. Still, iSuppli adds a good dose of caution to its report.
Netbooks boost graphics chip shipments
Google is giving users of its Voice service a way to forward missed cell phone calls to its free voice mail service while retaining their usual cell phone number.
Hands-on: Google Voice's new voice mail service
The open-source Drupal package now is used to power WhiteHouse.gov. But please don't conflate open source and open governance.
In a speech on global health, Bill and Melinda Gates tout some successes but also call for more action to nearly halve the number of childhood deaths worldwide within 15 years.
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