Voice recognition technology is good enough for almost all your dictation and PC control needs, although Nuance's desktop software still has the odd rough edge.
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Nuance Voiceprint biometric technology enables a user to set their device to respond to their voice only, and also wake the device using only vocal commands.
The latest beta release of the Chrome browser for Linux, Mac and Windows introduces support for voice commands, as well as improved support for responsive design for web developers.
Based on the same design as the company's luxury Kirabook, some of the new notebooks come with Intel Haswell processors and Dragon Assistant voice-recognition software.
Voice is becoming a more accepted input and control method on your mobile device and the latest version of Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android adds some keys functions.
Nuance said the plan is to take Ditech's Voice Quality Assurance (VQA) technology and PhoneTag voicemail-to-text services and add to its Dragon voice-to-text business and other products.
Intel is partnering with voice-control specialist Nuance to put voice control options into ultrabooks.
Watch out, Siri. Nuance's Dragon ID is being unleashed to unlock mobile devices with just the recognition of one's voice.
Chinese PC maker launches first smart TV equipped with Android 4.0 and voice control features ahead of Apple, which is reportedly also working on similar project.
The difficulty of typing on smartphone touchscreens is driving a resurgence of interest in voice recognition but desktop dictation and control has never really taken off, even though a reasonable version has been built into Windows for several years. Nuance hopes Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11 will get us talking to our PCs rather than shouting at them, with a 15% improvement in accuracy and voice shortcuts to make it less tedious to control your PC by talking to it.
Nuance's Dragon speech recognition tools are well known on PC, but in the mobile world the company's probably best known for its work on extended T9. That's going to change with the arrival in the UK App Store of iPhone and iPad versions of its voice-powered Search and Dictation apps.
One aspect of the HTC Droid Incredible that people seem to be quite interested in is the official Mobile Broadband Connect utility found on the device. You will need a cable to connect your HTC Incredible to your PC and now we see the available pricing options for this new Android device. The two options are $10 or $25 per month for 5GB of data and depend on the voice and email plan you have setup with your device.
Unified communications — the integration of IP telephony, conferencing, messaging, presence and IM — is becoming increasingly prevalent in businesses, and obviously has a strong voice component. To serve this market, headset manufacturer Plantronics has come up with a clever wireless unit, the Savi Office WO100, that lets you use desk phones, soft phones and PC-based audio with maximum flexibility.
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The telecoms analyst and statistic firm TeleGeography has released its latest data about international long-distance voice calls, and claimed that the VoIP company Skype now handles 8 percent of such traffic.According to the data, released on Tuesday, standard cross-border telephone traffic reached 384 billion minutes in 2008, representing growth of 12 percent over the previous year.
I read an interesting article on PC Magazine last night outlining one columnist's view of personal computing in 2020. The author envisioned,By the year 2020, a majority of tech savvy citizens will be attached to their touch-screen and voice recognition-based smart phones, blurring the lines between personal and work time, as well as physical and virtual reality, according to a Tuesday study.
Not every company interested in buying their own Microsoft Office Communications Server can justify the $$$++ budget for it.How much?
Office Communicator 2007 is Microsoft's latest desktop tool for instant messaging and internet voice and video calls. At a basic level it provides a viable alternative to Skype and its ilk. However, linked with Office Communications Server 2007 it offers a range of additional features that will be attractive to business users.
A report from the Yankee Group now shows that Vonage has recently lost its ranking as the Internet phone service with the most subscribers.Noted on PC Magazine's website this morning, the Yankee Group now says Comcast Digital Voice (basic connection diagram at the top of this post) reported 2.
There are some very good Voice 2.0 services available to help you be more productive and efficient in your work and one company that I chatted with back at CES in January is TalkPlus. I tried out their TalkPlus Mobile service late last fall and in the winter, primarily using their Java client on my T-Mobile Dash. TalkPlus also offers a long distance calling service with 4 options for those with and without a PC to make calls. TalkPlus Mobile's Java applciation was a good solution, but Java is not as integrated in Windows Mobile (actually it is a separate 3rd party application) so the interface and experience wasn't that great. I was sent some information from Andy Abramson on a new Nokia S60 application that allows you to use TalkPlus on supported 3rd Edition devices.
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