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BlackBerry 10 voice controls hit leaked video demo

BlackBerry 10 voice controls hit leaked video demo

As we ramp up to the 30th of January and the official launch of RIM's own BlackBerry 10, we're seeing multiple leaks and test videos like the one we've been shown today, complete with a demonstration of the software's Voice Control system. This system is built in to BlackBerry 10 and looks rather familiar if you're used to Siri from iOS or S-Voice from Samsung's Galaxy series. In this case you'll be pressing the Start button (aka power button) on your device a 2-count and the Voice Control system will activate.

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Martian Passport Watch hands-on: Voice Command and Bluetooth get classy

Martian Passport Watch hands-on: Voice Command and Bluetooth get classy

We've gotten our first opportunity this week to take a peek at the first Martian Voice Command Watch model known as the Passport, able to attach to both Android and iOS via Bluetooth for simple connectivity on the go. This machine was originally part of a Kickstarter project and is just ready for prime-time now, giving users in the field the ability to make and receive calls, read short text messages and reply, and read short messages of several kinds. Voice Commands are able to be made using both iOS and Android's voice command systems.

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ZTE joins up with Nuance, voice integrated devices will roll out this year

ZTE joins up with Nuance, voice integrated devices will roll out this year

Nuance, maker of the popular voice dictation software Dragon Naturally Speaking, has been making itself known today, first announcing this morning at CES that it has bestowed Swype with some new features. The company has followed this up with an announcement that it has entered into a partnership with ZTE, bringing its voice features to the Chinese company's smartphones.

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Intel reportedly prioritizing voice control for 2013 Haswell Ultrabooks

Intel reportedly prioritizing voice control for 2013 Haswell Ultrabooks

Intel is reportedly pushing for voice control as a standard feature of Shark Bay based ultrabooks in 2013, with a combination of hardware and software for speech recognition tipped to join the minimum spec list. The hands-free technology would join touchscreens as part of Intel's premium feature-set for next-gen ultrabooks, Fudzilla reports, though exactly how such a system would be implemented is unclear at this stage.

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Chevrolet adds Siri to 2013 Spark; Previews next-gen MyLink

Chevrolet adds Siri to 2013 Spark; Previews next-gen MyLink

Siri is hitching a ride in the 2013 Chevrolet Spark and Sonic LZ and RS, with support for the voice control system in the MyLink infotainment systems; meanwhile, an all-new version will debut in the 2014 Impala. The Siri functionality, announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013, allows a Bluetooth-connected iPhone to play songs, switch sources from AM/FM/XM radio to iPod mode, trigger calls to contacts, handle messaging, and the calendar, all by verbal instruction. It's not the sole preserve of big-bucks Chevys, either, with the car company opting to debut the tech in its more affordable models.

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Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant brings Siri to Android

Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant brings Siri to Android

Nuance has taken on Google Now and Samsung's S Voice with Dragon Mobile Assistant, a new Android app that attempts to bring Siri-style artificial intelligence to Google's smartphone platform. A free release, Dragon Mobile Assistant allows users to make calls and text messages, set up calendar events or Facebook/Twitter updates, get navigation help, and more, all using their voice and natural spoken commands.

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Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 boosts accuracy and adds Android mic support

Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 boosts accuracy and adds Android mic support

Nuance has pushed out a new version of Dragon Dictate for Mac, its OS X voice dictation package, taking on Apple's own Mountain Lion speech recognition and throwing in smartphone microphone support too. Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 promises a 15-percent accuracy increase versus the previous version, along with the ability to transcribe audio files; meanwhile, if you have an iPhone or Android device, you can use that as a wireless microphone.

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Google voice search heads to iPhone to take on Siri

Google voice search heads to iPhone to take on Siri

Apple has agreed with Google that their Google Now voice search engine will be allowed on the iPhone in the very near future. This announcement comes this week as Google also revamps the rest of their search abilities with a new initiative for "one million users" to join in and allow the company to integrate their Gmail search results with their regular worldwide search results - this doesn't mean your Gmail account it out for everyone to see, but does mean that you'll soon have one integrated system for yourself. As for the mobile version of voice search, Google's working with iPhone will make a huge splash on the Siri-loving fans across the globe soon, and very soon.

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Nuance’s Nina brings Siri’s smarts to customer service apps

Nuance’s Nina brings Siri’s smarts to customer service apps

Personal voice assistants such as Siri and S-Voice certainly help shift handsets, but their functions are limited in scope to what Apple and Samsung implement. That issue can be sidestepped thanks to Nuance, who have today introduced Nina, a voice recognition service designed to be implemented directly into customer service apps for iOS and Android. The service combines multiple technologies such as text-to-speech, voice biometrics, and natural language understanding, all processed in the cloud that helps carries out commands.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 available August 3rd for $99.99

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 available August 3rd for $99.99

If you’re sick of typing out all those articles, essays, and emails, maybe Nuance's Dragon voice dictation is the solution. The company has announced NaturallySpeaking 12 for the PC, boasting that there are over 100 new features and improvements made to the voice recognition engine. As you would expect, the NaturallySpeaking turns your voice into text, powered by Nuance’s voice recognition system famously used for Siri and the voice dictation feature in Mountain Lion.

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