The First Piece of Google Chrome's Conversational Future Is in Place

The first crazy leaps into a Star Trek future just showed up in the latest stable build of Chrome. As of now, "Conversational Search" has now rolled out, which means that Chrome can now remember what you're searching for if you ask a couple of questions in a row. » 5/22/13 10:04am 5/22/13 10:04am

How Will We Type on the Apple Tablet?

Speculation about the Apple Tablet mostly focuses on what the device is, not how it functions. Text input, more than anything else, is the problem Apple needs to solve to make the concept work. So how will they do it? » 1/12/10 8:30pm 1/12/10 8:30pm

Direct Voxx Muso is Natural-Speech Voice Recognition Dongle for iPod…

There are plenty of iPod cradles that let you remote control the device, some built-in to cars, but Direct Voxx has come up with the Muso that lets you do it by voice. It's an interesting bit of kit that doesn't require training to understand you, and lets you demand particular tracks, scan through playlists, pause and … » 7/16/08 4:48am 7/16/08 4:48am

Toshiba's ApriPoko: a Remote Controller Companion Robot

Toshiba's new robot pal is basically a voice-operated infrared universal remote control, heavy on the cuteness. Programmed to be fairly smart, he'll wait until you use a controller for your electronics, then ask you what you were doing: the next time you want to perform the same action, you just have to tell ApriPoko… » 3/26/08 3:37am 3/26/08 3:37am