Posts Tagged ‘speech’

Apple Acquires Novauris Speech Recognition for a Siri boost

Apple Acquires Novauris Speech Recognition for a Siri boost

Possibly as a quick way to upgrade Siri to compete with Microsoft’s new Cortana speech recognising assistant, Apple has acquired speech recognition company Novauris, who for a while have been working on speech spftware that allows the user to work offline – meaning that in the future Siri could be used without an active internet …

Microsoft & Pizza Hut Pair Up For Xbox 360 App – Speak Your Orders with Kinect!

Microsoft & Pizza Hut Pair Up For Xbox 360 App - Speak Your Orders with Kinect!
Microsoft & Pizza Hut partner to allow Xbox owners seeking a mid-match snack the chance to order their pie through voice & gesture with the Kinect gadget!

Swype Keyboard App Gets Dragon Voice Dictation, Massive Overhaul

Swype Keyboard App Gets Dragon Voice Dictation, Massive Overhaul

Swype gets voice dictation, XT9 predictive typing and much more as part of a next-generation overhaul...

Why Samsung Pulled Leaked Version of S Voice – Reason Revealed for Galaxy SIII Software Block

Why Samsung Pulled Leaked Version of S Voice - Reason Revealed for Galaxy SIII Software Block
Samsung admits to blocking the leaked S Voice app for Android ICS which is intended to launch with the Galaxy S3.

Only in Japan! – Far East Has Tech Licked with Tongue Sensing Interface for Kinect

Only in Japan! - Far East Has Tech Licked with Tongue Sensing Interface for Kinect

When it comes to tech it’s no secret that the Japanese give the rest of the world a good licking, but now they’ve really taken that idea too far with research currently on-going to develop of a tongue motion-capture interface for the Microsoft Kinect!

A team at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan is

Only in Japan! SpeechJammer Gun Stuns Unwitting Chatterboxes into Silence!

Only in Japan! SpeechJammer Gun Stuns Unwitting Chatterboxes into Silence!

Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Ochanimizu University have developed a gun-like device which can stun a person’s speech from over 30 metres away – they’re calling it the SpeechJammer.

Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada came up with the back-chatting stopping gadget which records a target’s speech through a …

Spotify Has Voice Activation Features Working on iPhone 4S Already – CEO Shows it off

Spotify Has Voice Activation Features Working on iPhone 4S Already - CEO Shows it off

Ever wanted to be able to tell Spotify what to play on your iPhone 4S? It looks as though it could be a possibility in the near future thanks to the company’s CEO showing off such capabilities on his own phone.

In a recent interview with Forbes, Spotify CEO and Founder Daniel Ek was asked …

Queen’s Christmas Speech to Appear for First Time as Transcript on Amazon Kindle eReader

Queen's Christmas Speech to Appear for First Time as Transcript on Amazon Kindle eReader

For the first time in the history of the annual Queen’s Speech, her Maj will address the nation on Christmas Day both on the telly and radio – also in text form on Amazon’s popular eReader, the Kindle.

The basic £89 eReader is a top tip as one of this year’s must have gadgets, delivering …

A comprehensive list of Siri voice commands for the iPhone 4S

A comprehensive list of Siri voice commands for the iPhone 4S

We have absolutely no doubt that anybody fortunate enough to have bought an iPhone 4S has spent an extensive amount of time speaking to Siri, the voice controlled personal assistant software on the phone.

We’ve done it ourselves – the first thing we did when we unboxed the iPhone 4S was to try out Siri. …

iOS 5: Speech recognition and location tips inbound with Apple Assistant?

iOS 5: Speech recognition and location tips inbound with Apple Assistant?

Are there other features that Steve Jobs & Co. haven't told us about?