Google Voice App Arrives in Android Market

The highly anticipated Google Voice app has arrived in the Android Market.  While there are other apps you can get to integrate your Google Voice account with your handset, there has yet to be the official Google release.  Until today that is. If you have a Google Voice phone number, we ...

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‘OK Google’ voice activation hits Google Chrome browser Beta

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Google Voice Search has been rolled out to the Google Chrome desktop browser over some time and users are now able to use their voice to conduct search commands right within their browser. Google have taken this to the next level in their latest Beta of Google Chrome with the popular “Ok ...

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Chrome OS getting Android 4.4 “OK Google” voice interaction

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If you’re running a Dev Channel version of Chrome OS you may want to update to the latest build. New to the OS is the ability to use the “Ok Google” command that was introduced in the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat. By opening up the app launcher and using this voice command, it... ...

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Update to Google TV brings voice search, PrimeTime

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In Google’s latest slew of updates, Google TVs made by LG (followed by others) have gotten some new features. Google TV users will now enjoy voice search, which speaks for itself, and PrimeTime, the update to the TV and Movies app. According to Google: Now called PrimeTime, the app makes ...

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Google may be accelerating development of their own voice assistant program

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It goes without saying: Apple’s Siri is one of the main selling points of iOS. It just works, and it just works well. We know also that Google has been working on their own voice assistant in the Google X Lab. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, Google is speeding up their ...

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Google looking to expand Voice tie-ins to more carriers

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Google Voice, which is currently only available to Sprint users (without the $20 charge to port one’s number to Voice), may not be so exclusive for much longer. According to Vincent Paquet, the Group Product Manager for Google Voice, they’re talking to other carriers about getting ...

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Google integrates Google+ functionality within Voice

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Chances are there’s not just one person that you don’t want to hear from; there are more than likely several, though that may be the cynic in me. Likewise, there’s probably people you know that fit into other groups, like “family,” “friends,” and ...

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Previously filed patent could bring voice commands to Google TV

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It appears that Google quietly applied for a patent back in September, that might just make Google TV a lot easier to use. Essentially, the technology they’re trying to patent would use an Android phone as a transmitter of sort, and the user could give voice commands to Google TV through ...

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Google Mobile Announces Voice Actions and Release of Chrome to Phone

Like the Mighty Casey at Bat, we swung hard at the pitch that Google gave us about the big announcements that had for us today at their presser from the Mobile division.  We predicted that the announcement would have to do with the Market enhancements that were teased during the last I/O ...

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Google Launches its Voice-Based Search on iPhone, G1 Must Wait

Google has done it again! They’ve launched a voice based search for the iPhone and the free app is rumoured to be available on the App store, at least some time soon.  Maybe today.   The engineers at Google have added the voice recognition technology to their search algorithm, ...

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Google Glass KitKat update coming this week

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The biggest news about the update is that KitKat is coming to Google Glass, bringing with it under the hood changes and massive improvements to battery life. Also now that Glass runs Andriod KitKat, developers can write Glassware apps using the Android SDK. Other changes the update also ...

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Google Search App Updated – Brings in expanded card information

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Google have pushed an update to their Google Search App bringing in a variety of new features. The new changes primarily revolve around the Google Now cards which now include extra information for various sports and expandable information relating to stocks. Also included in the update is ...

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Nexus 5 ‘Always-On’ compatible with Ok Google command

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The Moto X has a great feature which allows Google Now to be triggered with a simple ‘Ok Google’ voice command, which is made possible due the device always listening for that particular phrase to be announced. Other devices such as the Galaxy S5 can be trigged using the ‘Ok ...

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In Brief: ZTE unveils new Car Mode app, voice biometrics

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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and ZTE Corporation today announced an all new ZTE Car Mode application for ZTE Android devices at CES 2014 in Las Vegas – a result of the two companies’ collaboration to bring advanced voice applications to ZTE Android devices worldwide. ZTE is ...

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Google debuts standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android

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Google has released a standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android in the Google Play Store. This app will read aloud your books, speak translations, and other things – but in the more natural sounding voice that comes in the other Google experiences. Get rid of that lifeless, robotic voice ...

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