Engineers from Google have commandeered a booth at this year's CSUN accessibility conference and they're keen to talk up their latest efforts. For the visually impaired, there's now a beta version of a Chrome screen reader called ChromeVox (demo'd after the break), plus improved shortcuts and screen reader withhold in Google Docs, Sites and Calendar. Meanwhile, YouTube boasts expanded caption withhold for the tough of hearing, with automatic captions enabled for 135 million video clips -- a hale tripling of last ...
Posted on February 29, 2012 | Tags: accessibility
, caption support
, google accessibility
, Google Apps
, google calendar
, Google Chrome
, google docs
, google sites
, keyboard shortcuts
, screen reader
, visually impaired
Samsung's beautiful-but-pricey Series 5 Chromebook too rich for your blood? Fear not, cloud-dwellers. Acer just announced that its Chromebook, dubbed the AC700, will go on sale in the states this month for $349.99, to be followed by a 3G-equipped version later this summer. If you're part of the niche market that would happily live in Chrome OS in exchange for instant-on ...
Posted on June 29, 2011 | Tags: AC700
, Acer AC700
, acer chromebook
, Chrome OS
In a post to the Google Docs blog, Venkat Panchapakesan, vice president of engineering at Google, says that the company will be culling the list of browsers Google Apps will support come Aug. 1. On the chopping block: Firefox 3.5, Safari 3, Internet Explorer 7, and all earlier versions of those browsers.
Google Apps to Cut Off Support to Older BrowsersWhile the elimination of support for Firefox 3.5 and earlier and Safari 3 and earlier won't affect many users, the latest figures ...
Sydney, Australia, 3 June 2011 - Kogan today released the world's first laptop powered by Google's Chromium OS, available for sale and ready to be dispatched.
The Kogan Agora Laptop powered by Chromium OS goes on sale today for Â£269 in the United Kingdom and $349 in Australia and ships direct to customers next week.
Kogan's Chromium OS Laptop is based on the ...
Posted on June 02, 2011 | Tags: chromium
, chromium os
, Google Chrome
, google chrome os
, google chromium
, google chromium os
, kogan agora
, kogan laptop
, ruslan kogan
Googleâ€™s imminent launch of its +1 button for websites â€“ expanding the current implementation in its own search results â€“ has been leaked, with a partner company spilling details ahead of the serviceâ€™s expected debut today. Clearspring perhaps unwisely told TechCrunch all about +1 prior to Google slapping an embargo on things, describing the news as â€œthe new Google +1 button for websites that theyâ€™ll be unveiling shortly.â€
+1 allows surfers to flag up content they approve of, and that content is ...
You can usually rely on ex-CEO of Google (and current chairman) Eric Schmidt for a few good soundbites, but the execâ€™s appearance at D9 was jam-packed with them. Schmidt opened by dismissing Microsoft as a player in the current platform war â€“ which he says is now between a â€œgang of fourâ€ consisting Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook, with PayPal and ...
Posted on June 01, 2011 | Tags: all things d
, all things d 2011
, d9 2011
, eric schmidt
Google has aired its first primetime UK TV advert to promote its Chrome browser, using the prime advertising slot offered during the UEFA Champions League Final.
Surely profiting from a giant TV audience and some Lionel Messi brilliance, the â€˜Dear Hollieâ€™ ad is a reworking of the US' 'Dear Sophieâ€™ marketing campaign. It captures real-life footage of a father tracking his daughterâ€™s development from birth onwards, by using Gmail, You Tube and Google Maps to map milestones in her life. The American ...
Bloomberg reports that PayPal is suing Google and two of its executives, claiming that the search giant has misappropriated trade secrets from its mobile payment business. The company alleges that Osama Bedier, a former PayPal exec now employed by Google, stole confidential information from PayPal is now leading Googleâ€™s efforts to "bring point of sale technologies and services to retailers on its behalf."
"Bedier and Google have misappropriated PayPal trade secrets by disclosing them within Google and to major retailers," Bloomberg cites ...