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Siri may get smarter as Apple reportedly buys voice recognition pioneer Novauris

Siri may get smarter as Apple reportedly buys voice recognition pioneer Novauris

By 4 April 2014

Siri might have been the first smart assistant to listen to mobile phone owners' requests, but now it's not alone. The witty responses of Siri to questions about the competition aren't enough to keep users happy anymore. That in mind Apple has bought... >>

Intel is planning conversational voice recognition that works offline

Intel is planning conversational voice recognition that works offline

By 28 January 2014

Intel's always-listening Jarvis headset unveiled at CES 2014 is similar to Apple's Siri, Google Now, and even Google Glass without the display. It's a personal assistant meant to be by your side all the time, able to have a conversation. But to differentiate... >>

Rolls-Royce announces the Wraith with Satellite Aided Transmission

Rolls-Royce announces the Wraith with Satellite Aided Transmission

By 6 March 2013

Rolls-Royce has debuted its most powerful car yet, the Wraith, which can reach 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds, but for us tech heads also features the company's new Satellite Aided Transmission - a first for the industry. The body of the car is what you'd expect... >>

Latest Google Chrome release adds voice support for web apps

Latest Google Chrome release adds voice support for web apps

By 21 February 2013

Google has released the latest version of Chrome, version 25, boasting several enhancements and features over the previous version. The biggest is the addition of Chrome's new Web Speech API that allows developers to integrate speech recognition right... >>

Latest Google Chrome beta adds voice support and new tab page

Latest Google Chrome beta adds voice support and new tab page

By 14 January 2013

Google has released the latest beta version of its Chrome web browser, featuring a new voice input feature for developers, the disabling of extensions installed without acknowledgment from the user, and other improvements. The Web Speech API is built... >>

Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale

Toyota Smart Insect prototype car uses Kinect motion sensor, too bad it's not for sale

By 2 October 2012

A fully electric car that integrates Microsof’s Kinect motion detection along with the ability to open its doors via a voice command has been unveiled by Toyota at its CEATEC booth. Unfortunately this is one prototype that’s unlikely to hit markets.... >>

iPhone 4S Siri can double data usage

iPhone 4S Siri can double data usage

By 6 January 2012

Data usage on the iPhone 4S has been shown to be, on average, double that used on the iPhone 4; this, in no small part being down to the way in which the voice recognition tech Siri allows easy accessibility to the web. The study, carried out by Arieso... >>

Google Majel voice recognition for Android to start war of words with Siri

Google Majel voice recognition for Android to start war of words with Siri

By 15 December 2011

Reports have come in from AndroidandMe that Google is planning a new natural language system called Majel, and that this Android voice recognition software could be with us by the end of 2011 and bring Siri-like features to Android mobiles. Named from... >>

Voice Actions for Android tries to make your PA redundant

Voice Actions for Android tries to make your PA redundant

By 12 August 2010

Google has launched a new app that should let you talk to your mobile phone as if you are asking a friend to do something for you. It might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies or an episode of Star Trek with Jean-Luc Picard, but Voice Actions for Android... >>

Zi Corp signs phone speech to text tech deal

Zi Corp signs phone speech to text tech deal

By 30 October 2008

Two mobile phone software developers have teamed up to improve the predictive text and speech to text tech that is currently available to phone users. TravellingWave and Zi Corporation have signed a non-exclusive integration license to effectively combine... >>


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