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This Is How Miserable IBM Voice Recognition Probably Was in the "80s

In the age of Siri, we take for granted how far speech recognition technology has come. But a quick glance back at 1986, when IBM introduced its voice recognition software, shows that we’ve travelled light years since the earliest version of this g.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMay 19th, 2017

ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech

Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus' new enginee.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the internet

 You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the most part, a lot of this is organized in a way that’s either pre-defined or based on a limited number of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 14 min. ago

LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the Internet

 You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the most part, a lot of this is organized in a way that’s either pre-defined or based on a limited number of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 38 min. ago

For a brief, beautiful moment, Bing"s homepage featured a penis

Unsolicited dick pics are really getting out of hand.  Microsoft's search engine, Bing.com, features a fun, new homepage photo everyday. Today was extra fun, as the homepage had a hidden treasure many probably missed upon first glance.  SEE.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 50 min. ago

It’s Like A Lego Kit, In VR

Google wants to get more people building in VR–and to do so, it’s turning to a tried-and-true approach from the real world. Google Blocks is one of the best apps you’ve probably never heard of. Read Full Story.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

Hortonworks Evolves Big Data at Hadoop Summit

New data streaming update, unified support and partnership with IBM announced by Hortonworks......»»

Category: itSource:  enterpriseappstodayRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

How to Set the Samsung Gear S3 Home Key Shortcut

You can quickly launch S Voice on your Samsung Gear S3 by double pressing on the Home key. The S Voice is a helpful feature, so some users are pleased that Samsung has made launching the app easier. However, recognizing the fact that not everyone use.....»»

Category: topSource:  techrecipesRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

The FCC probably just posted the Pixel 2

Today the FCC posted a smartphone from HTC with all the trappings of the second-generation Pixel smartphone. This is Google’s second-wave “Pixel” brand device, one of two we’re expecting to see released in coming weeks. This d.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

Amazon will pay for popular Alexa skills to keep Echo’s edge

Making skills for voice agents isn’t just a hobby now, with Amazon opening up its wallet for those who make popular skills for Alexa. Intended to encourage developers to adopt Alexa as their virtual assistant platform of choice, the reward will.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

Google Home free calls just went live: What you need to know

Google is firing up free voice calls on the Google Home, turning the smart speaker into a speakerphone. The feature allows for voice calls to any US or Canadian number, including landlines or cellphones. However, some users may find their friends are.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

Genesis app now works with Google Assistant, supports starting with your voice

Depending on where you live in the country, it might be hot in the mornings or it might be cold. Whatever direction the thermostat has taken on any given day for many people much of the year you don’t want to get into a car without giving it ti.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

You can now use Google Home to make phone calls

Users will be able to make voice calls in the US and Canada through Google Home. The catch: you can't call another Google Home or answer calls with it......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

Listen: Voice recordings of actual black slaves once indentured in the South

This video of the January 12, 1999 broadcast of Nightline is really quite remarkable. It shares clips of voice recordings made in the mid-twentieth century of black people born into U.S. slavery. That's right, it features the voices of real (for.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

Nintendo Switch is in Amazon store

It probably won't last long, but the Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con is in the Amazon store right now for $299. We got one a few weeks ago and haven't touched our Wii-U since. It probably won't last long, but the Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News10 hr. 50 min. ago

Decent at Rocket League? Maybe it can help pay for college

It used to be that being good at a video game got you little more than recognition from peers in the neighborhood. These days, trouncing the competition can earn you a respectable income and even pay for college. My, how times have changed......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Shazam brings its music-recognition skills to Samsung TVs

Samsung and Shazam have partnered up to put an end to the head-scratching torment of hearing an unidentifiable song on TV. Samsung's newest update for its 2017 smart TV platform will give viewers access to Shazam at the click of a butto.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News13 hr. 30 min. ago

LG V30 leak shows a refined, almost bezel-free phone

We already knew that LG's incoming V30 smartphone would have one of the best cameras on the market, face and voice unlocking, a 6-inch, 18:9 OLED screen and high-end specs. Now we can see the exact design, thanks to a new image from lea.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News13 hr. 38 min. ago

Ground Control Aims At Voice Activated Entertainment, Backed By CAA

Los Angeles- and Vancouver-based Ground Control, a new startup led by LA technology veteran Mike Macadaan, said on Wednesday that it has launched with the backing of the Creative Artists Agency. According to the startup, is is developing "voice-activ.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated News15 hr. 50 min. ago

Thanks to MonsterTalk, you can control your headphones with your voice

Monster has unveiled the MonsterTalk family of voice-controlled headphones, with Melody — its “musical personal assistant” — built right in. Now you can request songs, albums, radio stations, and more, all with the sound of your voice. The po.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 6 min. ago

EE TV gets voice controls thanks to Amazon’s Alexa

While Vodafone has long abandoned its dreams of a TV service, rival network EE is pressing on with its strange Freeview-bundled-with-some-on-demand-apps box. The hardware now supports Alexa, Amazon's voice-enabled assistant, through an.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News18 hr. 6 min. ago