Always-on digital assistants like “Hey Siri” and “OK Google” add an important layer of simplicity, but thus far they’ve not made it to laptops, mostly due to battery reasons. A new Intel partnership with Sensory is hoping to solve that.
Voice control is one of the core capabilities of the Amazon Echo: the tall, black cylinder comes with a basic remote and some on-board buttons, but speaking commands and questions is the most intuitive way of interacting with it. If you’re wondering just what your Echo can do and which commands it responds to, here’s…
And it works pretty well too!! Return new lock backstage we delete. space or at least I got it. Actually let me rephrase that: the new voice typing feature in Google Docs works reasonably well as long as you pay close attention and use your keyboard.
Some child advocates are clamoring for Mattel to halt production of a new "smart" Barbie that can have conversations with your kid. The Barbie's powered by voice recognition artificial intelligence that's becoming increasingly prevalent in our everyday gadgets, but that doesn't mean it doesn't freak people out.…
It's pretty rare that a new product truly surprises us. But today Amazon did just that, introducing Echo, a talking, listening piece of electronic furniture. It's like having the internet on your kitchen table, cracking jokes and settling bets, and it's the most innovative device Amazon's made in years.
No one likes a backseat griller, especially if you've spent years perfecting your bbq craft. But for those starting out, a little coaching can help avoid turning steak into charcoal. And Lynx's voice-activated Smart Grill will actually ask you what's going on the barbie so it can then recommend the perfect setting,…
It's all well and good being able to call upon your own pocketable Siri butler, but I don't remember Bruce Wayne's buddy Alfred relying on a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection before he could stitch up his crime-fighting boss.
While we were all focused on sensors that fit on our wrists, Apple was quietly winning 38 patents for a system of sensors as big as a house.
According to Sony, the PlayStation 4 will feature a voice command system which will allow users to control the console by speaking to it—much like the Xbox One's Kinect-powered system.
DirecTV released their (long overdue) Android tablet app just over a month ago, and it looks like that low-key entrance was paving the way something bigger: a voice control rollout over both its iPhone and Android mobile apps.
Amazon has ponied up a cool $26 million for a company that builds a voice recognition app called Evi—yes, essentially a Siri clone—prompting speculation about a forthcoming phone from Bezos and co.
Way back in the mists of 2009, before Siri was even a twinkle in Apple's eye, Verizon was planning to add the app to all of its Android smartphones. Sadly for the carrier, that didn't last.
Think of voice recognition, and you probably think of Siri. Now, though, the company behind Apple's tech, Nuance, is planning a cloud-based, cross-platform system which could make the tech properly useful.
Of course we spend a lot of time talking into our phones, but more and more we're also spending a lot of time talking to them. For the most part they tend to be pretty good at simply retrieving data that way, but soon they might be able to figure out your mood as well.
More and more, we can get computers to do things for us by talking to them. A computer can call your mother when you tell it to, find you a pizza place when you ask for one, or write out an email that you dictate. Sometimes the computer gets it wrong, but a lot of the time it gets it right, which is amazing when you…
It's unlikely that you speak Mandarin, but that doesn't mean you won't need to at some point. Now, Microsoft has created software that can analyze your speech, translate it and then spit out a new recording of your very own voice speaking in a different language.
With Google's release of its brand new search app for iOS, we decided to put Siri in the ring with Voice Search-now available on your iPhone-to see if she could defend her own turf.
Nuance, the company behind Apple's Siri, isn't content with the current state of mobile voice recognition. Instead, it wants smartphones to be able to react to voice commands even when they're asleep.