Ahead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.
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Chinese search giant opens another startup development center in northern Chinese municipal of Tianjin, offering free office space as well as finance, legal, and technical support.
More of Google's voice actions from its networked Glass devices are making their way to Search for Android.
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.
Google's browser has been given a few extra tweaks for Apple's latest mobile operating system.
Chinese search giant said to be in discussions with local manufacturer Huan Technology on developing a set-top box or chip for use in smart TVs, which could take on Alibaba Group's move into the Internet TV space in July.
People searching for things such as photos and flights stored in their Google accounts will be able to say, rather than type, what they’re looking for.
Whether it's photo editing enhancements, voice search or new mapping tools, the efforts boil down to machine learning and cloud infrastructure --- Google's primary core competency. Can rivals keep up?
China's largest search engine is reportedly buying PPS Net TV in a deal worth US$350-US$400 million, which will ramp up its push into the online video space.
Microsoft researchers' work is finding a home in Bing-related products and technologies. The latest example: Bing Mobile's coming voice search enhancements.
The Chinese search company has entered the English-language security space by releasing Baidu Antivirus 2013.
Intel is partnering with voice-control specialist Nuance to put voice control options into ultrabooks.
Google says the feature is now available to 100 million more people than before, after the addition of European languages such as Swedish and Hungarian.
The next version of Android, which will debut on Google's own Nexus 7 tablet, promises better voice-driven search to take on Apple's Siri, as well as a personal assistant tool and key features for developers
Google has outlined its latest version of Android, code named Jelly Bean. There's a bevy of upgrades to improve performance, a few smart search tools, better voice features and "a bunch of delightful improvements".
Nuance has launched 'Siri for cars' -- a new voice-activated in-car system --- that includes Nuance's trademark 'intelligent' natural language search technology.
Nokia's mapping service NAVTEQ has steadily but quietly added powerful features like indoor mapping, natural voice guidance in regional languages, and search using points of interests that make it a valuable navigation product.
Thanks to Apple's deal with Wolfram Alpha with Siri, the intelligent voice assistant now accounts for 25 percent of the computational search engine's traffic.
SmartPlanet visits Google and looks at an internal application called Data Hound which helps gather the utterances and build a model for the product.
Microsoft is set to roll out voice control for TV sets connected to an Xbox 360 gaming console and Kinect controller.A free update for the Xbox 360 will be made available on Tuesday, bringing not only voice-controlled search but also new apps from various Microsoft partners.
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