Beyond Verbal Thinks That Voice Can Reveal Health Status

Beyond Verbal, a company that specializes in voice to emotion analysis, is making its analytics API available via Beyond mHealth Research Platform.The API also has an AI component that will help researchers find distinct patterns that would link health issues with voice. Beyond Verbal has done such research by itself, but believes that making its technology available to others will make a much bigger impact.


Google Voice Being Integrated Into Hangouts On Android

It can be said that this has been a long time in coming, where Google has begun to look into the very real possibility of integrating Google Voice into Hangouts when it comes to the Android operating system. However, there seems to be a very good reason behind the fact that Google has introduced this change on the quiet, as users have already started to step forward and share on […]


Enblink Dongle Lets You Speak To Your Home Appliances

It makes perfect sense that as technology progresses (and in the right direction, I might add), things would get more and more complex in the back end, while life becomes (hopefully) easier for the masses. Take the humble phone for example – it has so many functions these days that affect various aspects of our lives, and from touchscreen we are now possibly making the jump to voice control. Enblink […]


Prepare To Be Annoyed By Voice Ads On Your Mobile Devices

We’re not sure when the annoying trend of voice ads started to pop up on the Internet, but it looks as though we can also expect them to annoy us to no end on our mobile devices in the future thanks to Nuance Mobile. Their new Nuance Voice service will not only speak to the user whatever it is the advertiser would like to convey to them, but it will […]


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Audience earSmart eS325 Voice Processor

We’ve talked about Audience’s eS515 sound processor during CES, and here at Mobile World Congress (MWC), Audience is releasing the es325, which is a version that mostly brings the same feature set (more on that in a minute), except that it is targeted at customers (device makers) who want to integrate Audience’s products into an existing audio system (hardware and software), while the eS515 is more of an “all in […]


OS X Mountain Lion to feature Siri-like Voice Dictation? [Rumor]

Rumor has it that Apple will be bringing the Siri-like voice dictation feature of the new iPad to the Mac. When Siri was first introduced along with the iPhone 4S last year, voice dictation technology immediately became a potent weapon in Apple’s arsenal. Voice dictation offers an easy way for users to speak to their devices without having to type using a physical or virtual keyboard. According to 9to5Mac, a resource […]


Microsoft software translates your voice into another language

In the future, not being able to communicate might be a thing of the past. The researchers at Microsoft have managed to develop software that can learn the sound of your voice, and then use it to speak in a different language. And the best part is? You don’t even have to learn the other language! The technology has been designed to make language tutoring software more personal, or to […]


Bert & Ernie to voice directions on your TomTom

Are you one of the rare few who own a dedicated GPS navigation device? Well, if you are, then surely you would have heard of the name TomTom. It seems that this company intends to perk up their offerings by delivering navigation instructions voiced by Sesame Street characters, Bert & Ernie. Yes, this dynamic duo who are hardly separated from one another in the educational TV show is back and […]


Pannous Voice Actions gives iOS users an alternative to Siri

Now that the iPhone 4S has been released, one of its most impressive features – Siri voice assistant, is available for people to use. But what about all the previous generation of iPhone users who don’t get it even with the iOS 5 update? Well, good news for you – because there are quite a number of apps available on the Apple App Store that provide an alternative to Apple’s […]


New iPhone to carry voice recognition technology? (updated)

If there’s one thing that Android had over the iPhone, it’s the presence of voice recognition technology. While it’s not completely integrated with the whole system, Android’s voice recognition functions are tied into to the Voice Actions app and texting, which is good enough for most people. However, according to a report from Bloomberg, it looks like Apple will attempt to best it with the release of the new iPhone.Apparently […]


Fancy your voice on a car navigation system?

Forget about Yoda’s voice making its debut on your GPS navigation system – the little fellow tends to speak in reverse, and sometimes when you need clear and concise directions, he isn’t the best person to look for. You know what they say – if you want something done right, you’ve gotta do it yourself – which is why Clarion has decided to introduce a new add-on feature known as […]


Garmin GPS Systems now features Master Yoda’s voice

If you’re a fan of Star Wars but consider yourself more of a lightsider than darksider – you might not have appreciated the Darth Vader voice pack for Garmin GPS systems that was released not too long ago. Well we’ve got some great news for you – LucasFilms and Locutio Voice Technologies have announced the arrival of Jedi Master Yoda for Garmin GPS systems.


ooVoo and Skype now usable in the House of Representatives

After a year-long push by the Republicans in the House of Representatives, it looks like they finally got what they want. It has been reported that the members of the House of Representatives will be allowed to use VoIP services like ooVoo and Skype for official communications.


Researchers find a way to make computers sing realistically

In today’s world where everybody in the music industry is pretty much “Autotuning” their way to success, it makes you wonder are humans even required to sing anymore. Well some researchers in Japan seem to think so, and they claim that they’ve managed to develop a process where computers can be taught to sing so well, they’re indistinguishable from talented human performers.While it was already possible to make computers sing, […]