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Samsung 2012 Smart TVs with voice control shipping now

Samsung 2012 Smart TVs with voice control shipping now

The folks at Samsung have announced that they're now shipping all announced models of their 2012 Smart TV lineup, all of them Plasma TVs and working with gesture and voice control. With these televisions, ranging in size from 43-inches all the way up to a massive 64-inches, you'll be able to use your Smart Touch Remote as well as Smart Wireless Keyboard and stay completely up to date with the software of tomorrow with Samsung's own Smart Evolution feature. AllShare Play for connectivity with ease across all of your Samsung smart products and dual-core CPUs powering each of these monsters all but completes the awesome 2012 Smart TV offering from Samsung.

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LG sets date for Voice Control Smart TV

LG sets date for Voice Control Smart TV

Today LG has announced that the Voice Control feature for their current line of Smart TVs will be activated by the end of April. This update will include all Smart TVs working with the Magic Remote, demonstrated in near full working order earlier this year at CES. These vivid, gigantic, and otherwise spectacularly impressive Smart TV units will soon have you asking if they'll please head to your favorite station to watch all your Thursday shows with great ease!

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Siri pairs with MacBook Pro this summer

Siri pairs with MacBook Pro this summer

In a move that may well portend this summer (or winter) reveal of the iPhone 5, Apple has had a patent revealed which shows an iPhone connecting to a Desktop computer for the sharing of Siri. Since Siri became wildly popular and was picked up by Apple for the iPhone 4S, forums across the web have been filled with the same question: when will this functionality come to the Mac desktop? If what we're seeing today turns out to come to fruition, Siri may never come directly to the Mac, but will be able to control your Mac via your iPhone.

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Apple sued for deceptive Siri advertising

Apple sued for deceptive Siri advertising

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, claiming that the company used "misleading and deceptive" advertising for its Siri voice-activated intelligent assistant feature on the iPhone 4S. The lawsuit was filed by New York resident Frank M. Fazio in the US District Court of Northern California.

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Microsoft app translates foreign languages in your own voice

Microsoft app translates foreign languages in your own voice

Microsoft researchers have created a prototype universal translation software that not only translates your speech into foreign languages but uses your own voice to output the translation. The software preserves your accent, timbre, and intonation while translating between 26 languages. The software has been developed at Microsoft's labs in Beijing and was unveiled at TechFest 2012 by chief research officer Rick Rashid along with researcher Frank Soong.

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iPad 3 gets voice dictation but not quite Siri yet

iPad 3 gets voice dictation but not quite Siri yet

The iPad 3 will not be getting Siri as some had speculated, but it will give a good taste of the voice-controlled feature before a full on Siri implementation sometime down the road. Apple revealed today that the next-gen tablet now offers voice-dictation, a feature you'll notice from the addition of a microphone icon to the software keyboard.

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Motorola with Android Voice Actions battles Siri in comparison video

Motorola with Android Voice Actions battles Siri in comparison video

Motorola has decided to take a jab at Apple's Siri intelligent voice assistant app by pitting it against Android's Voice Actions feature running on an Atrix 2, Photon 4G, and Electrify. In all three comparison videos, Siri gets beat down complete with the knockout bell sound effects. However, the video does come direct from Motorola, not exactly an unbiased source, so some rigging or editing isn't completely out of the question. Continue after the cut to watch and judge for yourself.

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Evi one-ups Siri for iOS and Android

Evi one-ups Siri for iOS and Android

There's a new voice assistant warrior in town, and it's name is Evi, bringing nothing less than a Siri contender using True Knowledge tied with Nuance voice recognition for a one-two punch that will give the rest of the fighters in the ring a run for their money. As Techcrunch writer Mike Butcher notes, the team at True Knowledge have been working on a Siri competitor since the iPhone 4S was released, and probably before that as well. What's out today is not only an iPhone application (that also works on iPad, mind you), but a Beta version of an app for Android.

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Google Android Siri opponent codename Majel, aka Star Trek Computer

Google Android Siri opponent codename Majel, aka Star Trek Computer

If you track this story all the way back to the source, you might find the actual factual bits to be less than brick solid, but just like the codename on which this Android-based Siri opponent is based, the reality of the situation might be much less important than what COULD be should the future unfold how this story reads. What we're to understand here is that Google's propensity to select much better codenames than the manufacturers who create phones based on their mobile OS Android continues here with "Majel," a voice controlled assistant made to compete against Apple's iPhone 4S-based Siri. Majel is short for Majel Barrett, both Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's wife and the voice of the computer on the starship Enterprise*.

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