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Facebook buys speech recognition startup
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Facebook buys speech recognition startup

Social network hopes Wit.ai will help it close ground on Siri and Cortana
6 Jan 2015
Chrome updates to include voice-activated searching
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Chrome updates to include voice-activated searching

Chrome users will now be able to use their voice to search the internet following an update from Google
22 May 2014
Apple snaps up speech recognition firm Novauris
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Apple snaps up speech recognition firm Novauris

Consumer electronics giant bolsters voice capabilities with recent purchase.
7 Apr 2014
Doctors use speech recognition to cut NHS waiting times
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Doctors use speech recognition to cut NHS waiting times

The use of speech recognition tools could revolutionise the NHS, but departments are slow to adopt.
9 Oct 2013
Nuance talks up enhancements to Nina platform
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Nuance talks up enhancements to Nina platform

Firm adds text-interaction for the web.
5 Mar 2013
Skype scoops up international voice traffic
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Skype scoops up international voice traffic

VoIP service leaves traditional international voice call carriers for dust.
18 Feb 2013
Microsoft demos real-time language translation
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Microsoft demos real-time language translation

New software lets English speakers talk in Mandarin in user’s own voice
9 Nov 2012
Kcom lauds voice recognition's role in NHS savings
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Kcom lauds voice recognition's role in NHS savings

Comms provider's overhaul of NHS Business Services Authority's health card scheme reaps rewards.
5 Sep 2012
Google Android Voice Search gets support for 13 new
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Google Android Voice Search gets support for 13 new

The tech giant's voice search feature continues to gain momentum by supporting even more languages.
17 Aug 2012
Nuance unveils virtual voice assistant service for mobile
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Nuance unveils virtual voice assistant service for mobile

The cloud-based Nina service will let app users take advantage of voice controls.
7 Aug 2012
First Impressions: iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4
The iPhone 4S will be available in both black and white.
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First Impressions: iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4

How does the iPhone 4S stack up against its predecessor? We take an initial overview of Apple's latest smartphone.
4 Oct 2011
Google adds speed and speech to search
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Google adds speed and speech to search

The new functions are designed to make searching via Google easier and broader.
15 Jun 2011
The top five features we want to see in iOS 5
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The top five features we want to see in iOS 5

The iPhone's operating system is great, but it's not perfect. Alan Lu details his wishlist for the upcoming iOS 5.
2 Jun 2011
Nuance Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac review
Nuance Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac
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Nuance Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac review

The newest version of Nuance's Dragon Dictate voice recognition software for Mac is finally available. Is it a second-class port of a Windows app or a…
15 Apr 2011
Biometric authentication: the key to keeping businesses and
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Biometric authentication: the key to keeping businesses and

You’re already paying for biometrics in business laptops, so is it time for your business to start using them?
13 Apr 2011
Pulse 2011: Watson not aiming to take on Google
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Pulse 2011: Watson not aiming to take on Google

IBM's supercomputer may have taken on the big brains during a game of Jeopardy! but the company has no plans to tread on Google's toes in the search s…
2 Mar 2011
Watson's Jeopardy! win prompts IBM grid boost
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Watson's Jeopardy! win prompts IBM grid boost

Since Watson won Jeopardy!, IBM's World Community Grid has seen a 700 per cent surge in volunteers.
21 Feb 2011
The movie technology that IT departments would love
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The movie technology that IT departments would love

Hollywood has very clear ideas of what computers are capable of. But which of its pipe dreams would actually help the modern day IT department? Simon …
21 Oct 2010
US report casts doubt on “reliable” biometric systems
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US report casts doubt on “reliable” biometric systems

Back to the drawing board for security designers.
29 Sep 2010
Motorola Milestone XT720 review
Motorola Milestone XT720
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Motorola Milestone XT720 review

We review the latest smartphone from Motorola. Is it good enough to stand out from other Android phones?
23 Aug 2010
Top 10 future trends for mobile phones
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Top 10 future trends for mobile phones

The mobile industry moves at such a fast space, it's often hard to keep up. But what are the big predicted future trends coming to a smartphone near u…
26 Jul 2010
Is it time to say goodbye to keyboards?
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Is it time to say goodbye to keyboards?

Will the arrival of the iPad herald a new era in touch screen-only computing?
1 Apr 2010
Nuance acquires SpinVox for $102.5 million
Speech recognition
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Nuance acquires SpinVox for $102.5 million

The rumours were true and speech recognition giant Nuance has snapped up SpinVox.
30 Dec 2009
Ubuntu 9.10 review: Karmic Koala
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Ubuntu 9.10 review: Karmic Koala

Windows 7 isn't the only new operating system that's recently launched. In this review, we look at the latest flavour of Ubuntu Linux to see if it can…
3 Nov 2009