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We’ve seen NASA‘s Mars Curiosity rover bore into Martian rock with a small drill multiple times, but the robot has just taken things to the next level: lasers. Windows Phone users may have noticed speedier results when using voice recognition in recent weeks, and depending on how well the feature works for them, perhaps also a slight increase in accuracy. There are some industries where getting a handful of marketshare is an uphill battle, with the world of smartphones being one such example. On May 2, Microsoft completed its transition from Hotmail to Outlook.com, and a couple weeks later revealed that users can now chat with Gmail contacts from within their Outlook. This afternoon it would appear that two rather key components to a next-generation Apple device have surfaced, and while neither piece of architecture will be able to be verified as such, it would seem that these two may fit together with one another, if nothing else. Saint’s Row is a game that’s brought a rather odd assortment of open-world experiences to the fingertips of PC gamers for several generations. PCIe-based solid state drives aren’t anything new, but Samsung has just production on a new PCIe SSD that will be specifically meant for lightweight and thin Ultrabooks. This week the folks at Spotify have announced that they’ll be moving forward with the full Pink Floyd collection: every track from every album the band has ever released. Chromebooks may not be the laptop of choice amongst power users, but they’re a frugal option for those who need something light and usable just to browse the web on. There a handful of watches out there that do a lot of nifty things besides tell the time and date, but it’s hard to say they’re actually worthy of the smartwatch name.