Apple Hooks Up with Voice Recognition Company...To Supercharge Its…

Apple's mammoth North Carolina server farm just got a little less mysterious. Fitting a (very big) piece into the Siri buyout puzzle, Apple's reportedly holding hands with the voice recognition experts at Nuance to give your next iPhone speech superpowers. » 5/09/11 5:33pm 5/09/11 5:33pm

Amazon Caves to Snippy Authors: Kindle's Text-to-Voice Feature Now…

We reported the Author's Guild's litigious anger about the Kindle 2's text-to-voice feature, claiming it violates audio book copyrights. It's an arguable position, but Amazon has gone ahead and caved to the literate man. » 2/28/09 7:00pm 2/28/09 7:00pm

Microsoft's Stevie Ballmer, Sony's Sir Howie Stringer Headlining CES…

With Bill Gates' part time transition in full effect, Steve Ballmer will be picking up Keynote duties at 2009's CES, but only for the pre show speech. Opening night honors go to the charming and witty Sir Howard Stringer, who is like Sony's CEO answer to Benny Hill. I'd say I'm satisfied with these two as speakers,… » 8/30/08 12:58pm 8/30/08 12:58pm

AT&T Bringing (a Tiny, Frustrating Bit Of) Speech Recognition to the…

AT&T's Speech Mashups is a web-based service that will bring voice-activated search to the iPhone, as well as other Edge and 3G handsets. Instead of managing speech recognition on the actual handset, Speech Mashups sends the audio sample to the server, processes it and sends back a text transcription or command to your… » 7/23/08 4:10pm 7/23/08 4:10pm