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How Google Knows Who’s Talking, Even Among A Noisy Crowd

Researchers at Google are using artificial intelligence to determine not only when someone’s talking but also who. The audio separation technology has grand implications for the company’s product but raises questions on privacy.

Google April 13, 2018

Amazon Makes Its Echo Far-Field Voice Recognition Technology Available To Third-Party Developers, But Why?

Amazon announced that it will let third-party developers and hardware manufacturers know the secrets to building Echo devices, along with the technologies built inside it. But don’t get excited yet.

Gadgets April 14, 2017

Google Home Could Soon Challenge Amazon Echo With Multi-User Profiles And Voice Recognition To Distinguish Between Them

Google has apparently been working on multi-user support for its Google Home smart speaker, based on hints found in the code of the latest app version. Moreover, Google could also bank on voice recognition to allow for automatic switching between accounts.

Gadgets March 3, 2017

Amazon Working On Alexa Voice Recognition Technology That Can Tell Different Voices Apart

Amazon is reportedly working on an advanced voice-recognition technology that’ll allow Alexa to tell different voices apart using what’s reportedly called a Voice ID. Sources have said that development for the feature began back in 2015.

Apps/Software February 28, 2017

What Makes Your Voice Yours? Researchers Investigate How To Characterize And Quantify Voice Quality

Every person has their own voice. Researchers set out characterizing and quantifying voice quality to determine what it is exactly that makes your voice your own.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 4, 2016

Siri Doesn't Understand You? New Sensor With Laser Might Improve Voice Recognition Software

There are times when even Siri or Cortana can't understand what we need. Now, a new sensor that may soon be integrated into headsets and helmets may help improve speech recognition software.

Apps/Software June 16, 2016

Get Alexa On Your Smartphone: Roger Voice Platform Adds Amazon's AI Assistant

Roger developers announced that the walkie-talkie app has now evolved into the first-of-its-kind voice platform. The app now integrates with Alexa, Dropbox, Slack and more.

Apps/Software May 13, 2016

Hound Virtual Assistant App Launches To Take On Siri And Google Now

SoundHound launched its digital assistant app, called Hound, for iOS and Android on Tuesday, which allows users to speak more naturally and provides quick results.

Apps/Software March 1, 2016

Forget Passwords, HSBC Launches Biometric Identification In The UK

HSBC is poised to launch voice and fingerprint-enabled account access for its customers in the UK. The biometric identification system will be rolled out in summer.

February 20, 2016

New Apple Watch Ads Feature Siri, Third-Party Apps, Apple Pay And More

Apple released new ads for the Apple Watch which showcase the wearable’s notable features such as Siri, Apple Pay, and a lot more. Each of the seven new ads last only 15 seconds and each had included unique captions to highlight the ad’s message.

Apps/Software October 22, 2015

Humans Still Better Than Machines In Voice Recognition: We Can Identify Close Friends With Utterance Of Just Two Words

Humans are so adept at recognizing familiar voices, they can identify a close friend or a relative with just two words. Machines may be capable of capturing speech information but humans are still better when it comes to voice recognition.

Life October 12, 2015

Google Maps Will Soon Be Usable Offline, Including Offline Voice Directions

With the goal of making Google products more accessible to areas without constant Internet access, you will be able to use Google Maps offline later this year.

Apps/Software May 28, 2015

Privacy Advocate Group Prods FTC To Investigate Samsung Over Smart TV Issue

EPIC, a nonprofit advocacy group, claims Samsung violated federal privacy law because of its Smart TV's ability to collect and transmit recorded conversations.

FUTURE TECH March 1, 2015

Samsung TVs May Not Be Snooping On Your Private Conversations But Why Take Risk? Protect Yourself Now!

Samsung has released a statement saying that its TVs do not record users' conversations, however they do send voice commands to be analyzed by a third party. There are, however, ways to disable voice commands on Samsung TVs.

Internet February 11, 2015

Is Your Samsung Smart TV Really Spying On You? Hush

Samsung Smart TVs may have a feature that could cause privacy advocates to react and feel skeptical. The company's privacy policy indicated that their TV's voice recognition feature could transmit captured data to a third party.

FUTURE TECH February 10, 2015

Beware! Samsung Smart TV May Record Your Private Conversations And Share Them With Third Parties

Samsung SmartTV are sharing user's conversation with third-parties. Those who use the Smart TVs' voice recognition feature risk divulging sensitive information to unknown companies.

Internet February 9, 2015

Facebook Acquires Voice Recognition Firm Wit.ai. Will Messenger Say Hello to Siri, Google Now Soon?

Facebook has netted a deal with startup Wit.ai for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of the voice recognition company is expected to aid Facebook as the social media company expands its cross-platform Messenger app.

Deals January 6, 2015

Amazon Echo begs the question, can devices be too multifaceted?

The Amazon Echo seeks bring its smarts into the living rooms and kitchens of consumers. Time will tell if consumers are ready for a shared voice assistant and if it will be as helpful as advertised.

Gadgets November 7, 2014

Google glass update gives users more control on contacts

Google announces a new update for Google Glass to be available soon. It will have a feature that will allow easier access to one’s phone contacts.

Wearable Tech August 21, 2014

Turn it up: Blasting the bass makes you powerful

Blasting feel-good music has previously been linked to positive emotions, but music lovers now have a reason to turn up the bass. Researchers connected the deep sounds of the bass to feelings of power.

Internet Culture August 9, 2014

Nuance, the brain behind Siri, is reportedly up for sale and Samsung is interested

Nuance, maker of voice-recognition technology, is said to be up for sale and in talks with companies such as Samsung. It isn't clear yet if any deal has been reached.

Apps/Software June 18, 2014

Apple buys Novauris: Should Microsoft and Google be worried?

Apple's reported acquisition of Novauris has left many hopeful that competition will ensue in the battle for voice recognition innovation.

Business April 6, 2014

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