Items tagged with voice search

The blurring of the lines between Android and Chrome OS are becoming, well, a little more blurred. We say that because Google's software gurus are injecting another piece of Android into Chromebooks -- the piece we're talking about is the "OK Google" voice command. Just as you can summon Google's gods of Internet of search by issuing the command on your Android handset, you'll be able to do the same on a Chromebook. Google's François Beaufort announced the upcoming feature update in a Google+ post. Beaufort, who works on Google's Chromium open-source browser, said that Chromebook support for the "OK Google" command is only included in Dev Channel builds at the moment, though from the excitement... Read more...
A new voice search technology known as Veveo has some capabilities that could make Siri jealous. Veveo's website poses the question, "So what if we could talk to our devices like we normally do with other people?" With its conversational interface, Veveo brings predictive search to devices and combines it with contextual awareness and knowledge of user intent to deliver a user experience that surpasses the capabilities found on Apple's popular voice-controlled personal assistant, Siri. Veveo goes beyond the traditional spoken commands and speech control capabilities we have on devices today by taking user intent and behavior relevant to a conversation into consideration when displaying search... Read more...