Google Now, which is amazing. Then over on iOS and the iPhone they have that mean lady Siri. Now Microsoft wants to join in on the virtual assistant excitement with a new project codenamed Cortana. Which will likely come with a different name once it arrives on Windows Phone devices.
Tagged: voice search
voice search is not a new feature, however it is a feature that seems to be constantly evolving. As such, it is one that should be revisited from time to time. To that point, a new video has recently appeared on YouTube offering a look at what can be done using voice search at this time. The video measures in at slightly longer than 10 minutes in length, but does manage to demo 35 available voice search options.
Google Now users, but with that in mind, moving forward My Answers will be able to support flight, reservation, purchase, plan and image related questions.
Google Glass and the Moto X offer. Being able to have the microphone always on to hear commands like "OK, Google Glass" or Hey Moto to get search results, use Google Now, and more. Well, a developer is attempting to bring this to all Jelly Bean devices.
Google is right on schedule and has issued another update out for Google Glass. Keeping true to their monthly update promise today they've delivered a pretty solid set of improvements. This time around focusing on voice commands and controls, after all Glass is mainly a hands-free device, and they've added web browsing. As Google put it, we can do "MOAR MOAR MOAR" with Glass.
Nuance has announced something new today. The announcement is for Nuance Voice Ads which touts itself as an "innovative new mobile advertising format" and a game changer. The unique part here, while the Voice Ads name would imply that your smartphone would be shouting ads at you, this is actually a two-way conversation using the Nuance voice technology.
Google certainly are no strangers to snatching up promising and on-the-rise startup groups or companies, and today they've acquired another one. The company is called DNNresearch who specializes in 'machine learning' or artificial intelligence in computer systems. It looks like this is mainly for the image and voice recognition aspects, which we'll certainly welcome to Android.
Amazon has acquired the IVONA Software company. They specialize in text-to-speech and Amazon's used their services in the past, but many think this will be the first step in a new direction. This could be Amazon getting ready to take on Google Now and Siri.
Google is always thinking of ways to better their apps and services. Things like Google Maps Navigation, Street View, or the impressive instant Google search. Instant search and autocomplete was a huge task by Google and something we use daily. Start typing a word and it guesses it for you, saves you keystrokes, and works like a charm. What if we have instant Google street view too? Well, someone's developed exactly that.
Google Now and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean earlier this year we all loved the new cards system for alerts. One that I was extremely excited about was sports updates and scores live right to your notification tray. After Google allowed team editing a few weeks ago, sadly during NFL weekend they were no where to be found.