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Mobile Minutes: Mobile voice search; FDA and Apple Watch; Cheaper Microsoft tablet; Musical community app

apple watchGoogle, Microsoft take voice-search to new levels
Your voice — coupled with a machine’s ability to recognize and process speech — assumes a bigger role as we usher in the era of wearable devices, connected cars, home automation and “Internet of Things” appliances. And so will the voices inside such devices and things.
Read more on USA Today

FDA ‘taking a very light touch’ on regulating the Apple Watch
With Apple Inc. and fellow Silicon Valley companies edging further into health care, the U.S. agency in charge of oversight says it will give the technology industry leeway to develop new products without aggressive regulation.
Read more on Bloomberg

Microsoft makes cheaper version of Surface Pro 3 tablet
Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families.
Read more on ABC News

New app Saloote aims to create digital ‘musical community’
In an interconnected social media age, one free mobile app is hoping to give musicians access to digital video jam sessions that can take place coast to coast or from around the world.
Read more on Fox News