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Google Hands Free mobile payments go live in South Bay

Google Hands Free mobile payments go live in South Bay

During its I/O 2015 conference last year, Google introduced a mobile payment platform that is similar to Android Pay, and it’s called Hands Free. As the name suggests, Hands Free allows a payment to be made hands-free — all users have to do is announce they’d like to pay with Google. There have been few mentions about it until today, with Google announcing that Hands Free is expanding to people living in the South Bay region of San Francisco,

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Sesame tries to be a smartphone you can use without hands

Sesame tries to be  a smartphone you can use without hands

The smartphone is slowly but surely becoming an integral part of our modern lives. But if that's the case, many in society who cannot physically use a smartphone will feel like they're being left in the Middle Ages. Although hands-free features are starting to become fashionable these days, few if not none are developed with the needs of people with disabilities in mind. Those are the needs that Sesame wants to address, by allowing such people to use smartphones simply by uttering the magical phrase "Open Sesame".

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Google KITT lets you safely drive while using your phone

Google KITT lets you safely drive while using your phone

Google is rumored to be working on a new feature for its Google Search Android app and this one is sure to ruffle a few feathers. The search giant is believed to be working on a certain "KITT" functionality that would offer users always-on, hands-free and, more importantly, eye-free access to Google Search and, by consequence, Google Now.

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NTSB says hands free phones are just as risky

NTSB says hands free phones are just as risky

The NTSB has just announced that it has concluded hands free phones are just as risky when compared to holding the phone in your hands while driving. I can’t believe they needed research to tell them that. Distracted is distracted when it comes to driving. It doesn't matter if it's your coffee, a kid in the back seat, your co-worker sitting beside you, or the radio. If you don’t pay attention, driving is dangerous.

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ContourROAM Hands-Free Camera Review

ContourROAM Hands-Free Camera Review

Contour has carved something of a niche for itself over the past few years, catering to the extreme sports and pro-video crowds who demand durability as well as image quality from their rugged cameras. Latest to the plate is the ContourROAM, billed as "the easiest video camera in the world" but still delivering 1080p HD video with all the resilience you'd expect.

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Speaky Bluetooth car kit has motion detection and looks cute too

Speaky Bluetooth car kit has motion detection and looks cute too

The design of most of the hands free kits for cars is very similar. They all tend to hang from the visor so you can cruise around and talk on the phone without having to take your hands off the wheel. We have talked a lot about Bluetrek around here in the past. The last new item for the company we covered was the cool and small Carbon headset with the carbon fiber boom. Bluetrek has now unveiled the Speaky hands free kit for your car.

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Ford adds Sync AppLink to ten new vehicles

Ford adds Sync AppLink to ten new vehicles

One of the coolest features for tech fans on many new Ford vehicles is Sync. The hands free technology in Sync allows you to control your compatible phone with your voice and to control some of the car systems using your voice. On some cars, you can adjust the temperature and radio station using your voice. One of the coolest things about Sync is that vehicles that are AppLink compatible get even more connectivity between the drivers smartphone and the vehicle.

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i.Tech MyVoice 610 Bluetooth headset is for the stylish headset wearers

i.Tech MyVoice 610 Bluetooth headset is for the stylish headset wearers

The Bluetooth headset has gone over the years from being a black thing that hangs onto your ear to being something of a fashion accessory for some people. With the fashion accessory status has come some strange deigns and some that are the typical designs with different colors and artwork on them like the i.Tech MyVoice 610. This Bluetooth headset is shaped like most headsets I see, but has some fancy colors and art on them.

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Contour+ Hands-Free Video Camera Detailed

Contour+ Hands-Free Video Camera Detailed

We posted about the new Contour+ hands-free professional quality video camera yesterday, and now we have more details on the camera to share with you. The Contour+ claims to "create a new era in the technical side of storytelling", and brings a professional quality camera at a price that is accessible to consumers.

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Jabra FREEWAY Hands-On

Jabra FREEWAY Hands-On

At CTIA 2011 we've been given the opportunity to take a close look at Jabra's newest effort, a dip into the world of speakerphone technology with a device that's made specifically to attach to your car's visor over your head whilst you drive. This is a device that, at a glance, looks very similar to a device yours truly recently reviewed over on Android Community, but we'll get to that in a little bit.* This device features three speakers, HD Voice Ready for fabulous quality audio both from and two the device as a conduit to and from your phone.

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OnStar retail product changes names and gets upgrade

OnStar retail product changes names and gets upgrade

Back in January OnStar broke free from GM's excusive grip and offered up a retail product that will allow anyone to put OnStar into their vehicles. The add-on service is a mirror for most vehicles that was called OnStar addOn. The product has been updated and has been given a new and name for the retail market.

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Ford Sync now supports 19 languages

Ford Sync now supports 19 languages

We have talked a lot about Ford's Sync system around here. The Sync system allows the drive to use their smartphone hands free and allows the control of many functions of the vehicle audio and HVAC systems using voice commands. Ford has announced that Sync now speaks more languages.

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