Google has announced a new search feature for smartphones and tablets. Dubbed Handwrite, the feature allows you to make searches from Google.com using your fingers rather than typing the words on the keyboard. As you write, your handwritten text converts into words in the search box.
To enable Handwrite, visit www.google.com on your smartphone or tablet, click “Settings,” found at the bottom of the page, and then enable Handwrite.
Once the feature is enabled, tap the Handwrite icon on the bottom right corner of your screen to activate the writing surface. Write a few letters and you’ll see autocomplete options appear below the search box. If one of the options is what you’re looking for, just tap it to search. For longer queries, you can continue writing and use the arrows next to the autocompletions to move the right one into the search box. Since you can write anywhere, you don’t have to look back and forth repeatedly from the keyboard to the search box.
This feature is currently available in 27 languages.
The world’s third largest spam botnet, known as Grum, has finally been knocked down, thanks to a joint effort between security specialists from EUA, UK and Russia. The Grum botnet was responsible for 18% of the world’s spam.
Seasonic is promoting a worldwide contest with prizes like a Seasonic Platinum 860, a Seasonic X-850, and Seasonic X-560 power supplies, as well as ten Seasonic merchandise packages. Click here for all the details!
iBUYPOWER is celebrating reaching 100,000 fans on Facebook and is giving away one of its most powerful computers, the Erebus GT. Entering is easy. Simply “like” iBUYPOWER on Facebook, share the giveaway, and take a picture of the best game-face you have: a furious FPS player, a focused RTS player, or a relaxed casual player; don’t hold back.
The newest Erebus GT comes with Intel’s newest Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card, 8 GB of Corsair Vegeance memory, a 120 GB Corsair SSD coupled with a 2 TB SATA-600 HDD, an ASUS Z77LK motherboard, and more.
Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts, because the sixth edition of the GeForce LAN party is about to begin!
The GeForce LAN 6 will be held on the historic USS Hornet, a retired WWII-era aircraft carrier in Alameda, CA, on October 14-16, 2011. This is the first 48-hour LAN party to be held on the USS Hornet, and some lucky GeForce LAN 6 attendees may even get an opportunity to spend the night in the ship’s barracks or play dodge ball on the flight deck!
Sponsored by Toshiba, MSI, ASUS, Falcon Northwest, Digital Storm, Plantronics, V3 Gaming PC, Cyberpower PC and EVGA, the registration for GeForce LAN 6 will start soon, so stay tuned! Prices vary between USD 20 and USD 110.
If you are going to the PAX East 2011 gaming festival, try to stop by Thermaltake's booth (Boston, Massachusetts; March 11th-13th) to spin their “wheel of prizes” and win one of the following products:
This week, NZXT, a well-known manufacturer of computer cases, power supplies, fans, and peripherals, was the victim of sabotage. Hackers had accessed their website and sent out a newsletter claiming that NZXT is going out of business. They also changed product warranties, and deleted products and home page banners. Johnny Hou, product manager and co-founder of NZXT, sent a report to the press, explaining what happened and saying that the company is not going out of business. Hou also said that NZXT will be launching new products in a few months, including the full-tower Phantom case.
Arctic Cooling, a Swiss company specialized in cooling solutions for computers, has decided to change its name to Arctic as part of a new brand strategy. The company also divided the brand according to the market: Arctic Cooling (cooling), Arctic Sound (audio), Arctic Power (power) and Arctic Hobby (peripherals). Below you can see the new logo of Arctic.