06/12/2013, Voice operated dashboards is not as safe as originally thought.
03/27/2012, Voice-command integration for TV isn’t something that’s really been explored yet. It’s been rumored about in the “Apple iTV“, and it’s available on the Xbox 360 via the Kinect, and not much else. But it looks like that’s about to change. According to Pocket-lint, Panasonic has worked closely with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to create a voice-activated control system in its upcoming Viera TVs this year. […]
12/05/2011, Ever since a quote from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs hinted at a possible “iTV” from Apple, there have been a flurry of rumors and speculation as to what we could expect from such a device. One common theme in all these rumors has suggested that we could see Siri integration into Apple’s iTV, thus allowing users to control their television via their voice. If those rumors are to […]
09/15/2011, Toshiba has just announced a whole line up of new air conditioners that will be released over this year and the next. And if you’re wondering why we’re writing about air conditioners, it’s because they’ve got features to stand out from the crowd: these new Toshiba Air Conditioners will have a voice controller that’s capable of recognizing up to 26 words. Yes that’s right, voice control. Imagine not having to […]
07/25/2011, It has been rumored that the iPhone 5 will be making its way to the US this coming September 5th – which isn’t so far away after all. It is just slightly more than a month from now, and to back up such whispers would definitely be rumors of the iPhone 5′s features and capabilities. How about a fully-integrated voice control feature known as Assistant in iOS 5? This was […]
07/07/2011, iOS users may not be familiar with Vlingo, which is an app that is Android’s version of voice control, which has since had some of its features taken by Google and integrated into the Android platform. It used to cost $10 but is now free. Android users who do not know about Vlingo should probably check it out.
06/06/2011, It looks the leaks were spot-on for EA’s Mass Effect 3 sporting Kinect controls. So how will Kinect be implemented into this sci-fi RPG? Mass Effect 3 will use Kinect for voice controls. Players will be able to control their character’s conversations entirely with their voice and it’s supposed to work buttery smooth. In addition to being able to control conversations, gamers will also be able to order their on-screen […]
04/03/2011, We know that many smartphones these days as well as GPS navigation systems offer some kind of voice-activated control system to a certain extent, but who would have thought that the average USB-powered fan, which isn’t even a fancy gadget in its own right, is able to come with voice control capabilities as well? Known as the monoDO from Synnex, this USB powered fan which measures 135mm in diameter will […]
09/02/2010, Bad news for Microsoft Kinect fans who don’t speak English, in a recent interview, Microsoft’s PR and Event Manager has said that the Kinect will not support voice control in all regions when it’s launched this November. Voice control will only be available in the US, UK, Mexico, and Japan. Apparently it isn’t just about speaking English, as voice control will actually be disabled in countries such as Spain, France, […]
05/19/2010, Want an alarm clock that responds to voice commands? Well, Moshi, the company known for some rather unique clocks, has announced the availability of its new Voice Control Digital Clock Radio. All you have to do is say “Hello Moshi”, and it’ll be able to activate eleven voice control commands which include playing the radio, setting the time, setting the alarm, and the all important – snooze. It’s equipped with […]
03/31/2010, Do you remember the truckbot that surfaces from time to time and recently got an acrylic body upgrade? Well, this little robot seems to be continuing its slow (but steady) progress towards becoming powerful enough to take over the world (and maybe enslave humans), and now it seems that it supports voice control, which takes advantage of Android’s native voice recognition engine, allowing the robot to be controlled via speech […]
03/17/2010, Check out this modified quad-copter that is controlled using voice commands – yes, the same voice you use to ensure your pooch stays off the couch or leaves your shoes alone can be used to puppet this robot any way you like. Responding to natural language, you can just casually mention, “take off and fly forward six feet” instead of using a cryptic command set. In the demonstration, it uses […]
12/09/2009, singing and laughing with the toy piano from ranjit on Vimeo. We know that you can teach dogs tricks, even though they’re old ones, but to have an inanimate object listen to your every command and do your bidding? No, you don’t have to descend from Mt. Olympus to obtain such “powers”, as Ranjit Bhatnagar demonstrated with his voice-controlled toy piano. This could really creep some people out, as whenever […]
12/09/2009, We’ve taken a look at the voice-controlled piano, and here’s another device that will definitely capture your attention – the Speak n’ Brew coffee maker from Primula Products. Capable of churning out up to 10 cups of coffee, Speak n’ Brew holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in the world to recognize voice commands. After all, your brain might not get started so early in the […]