Google has added Word Lens, a technology acquired last year, to its Google Translate app. The addition brings Google closer to its universal translator ambitions.
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Ahead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.
Microsoft's 'Bingification' of applications officially has begun with its integration of Bing search into Word Online.
The five-year-old New York company has raised close to $65 million to translate Web sites and mobile apps more quickly and cost-effectively.
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.
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.
Voice input has been a pipe dream since Star Trek, with crew members talking into the air and the computer understanding every spoken word. We aren't much closer to that scenario now than we were a decade ago.
Google's browser has been given a few extra tweaks for Apple's latest mobile operating system.
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.
Jason Perlow calls "one device" the natural evolution of Post-PC. Matt Baxter Reynolds says it's a solution in search of a problem.
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?
Facebook's latest crash course on Graph Search focuses on the natural language interface for deciphering user queries.
Microsoft researchers' work is finding a home in Bing-related products and technologies. The latest example: Bing Mobile's coming voice search enhancements.
Microsoft has yet more updated guidance for those in search of the elusive 128 GB models of its Surface Pro tablet/PC hybrids.
The post-PC debate moves to the marketing world as a new study highlights the boosts for search advertising and e-commerce thanks to tablets.
The company has demonstrated a translation technique in which an English speaker's words get played back seconds later in Mandarin, as if they were speaking that language themselves. It aims to 'completely break down language barriers' within a few years.
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
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