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April 10, 2012 by

SAP demonstrates 'Recalls Plus' app for consumers

At a press conference in San Francisco, Sam Yen, vice president of strategic initiatives at SAP, demonstrates a smartphone app targeted to parents of young children featuring back-end integration with the U.S. product recall database.

March 29, 2012 by

Google tipped to sell its own 7-inch Android tablet

The usually-reliable Wall Street Journal has added its voice to the frenzy of speculation about Google's plans to launch its own 7-inch Android tablet, apparently confirming an earlier report in Digitimes. This would be a brave move, considering that Google's previous hardware efforts -- the Nexus smartphone, Chromebooks and Google TV -- have been disastrous flops.

January 16, 2012 by

Voice assistants useful, but adoption slow

Personal voice assistants (PVAs) such as Apple's Siri could represent the next big thing in the tech industry, but lack of defined use case, and difficulty in collating all of the world's spoken languages into a database, mean widespread uptake of the tech is unlikely to be soon, observers have noted.

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