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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
FUTURE TECH February 10, 2015
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 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
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 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
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, 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'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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