TigerText Introduces Messaging App for the Apple Watch

TigerText Introduces Messaging App for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch will not be available for more than a week yet, but already TigerText has released an app that lets users send and receive messages to the device. TigerText today launched TigerText for the Apple Watch, which lets users  send and receive messages hands-free. Apple Watch owners will be able preview, read, and send secure messages in real time, as […]

New TTS Delivers Real-Time Market Information

Chicago-based NewsHedge has launched a service that delivers real-time pertinent financial market information to trading professionals more quickly and easily using text-to-speech technology. NewsHedge Squawk is a computer application that runs on the user’s desktop browser. It’s a fully automatic market scanner that verbally broadcasts trading activity reports from among more than 8,000 stocks, options, sectors, top commodities, […]

PlayStation4 Will Add Speech Functionality

PlayStation4 Will Add Speech Functionality

The latest update to Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console, code-named Yukimura, is going to make gaming more accessible for people with disabilities. Scott McCarthy, director of product panning and software innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment of America, confirmed in a recent blog post on the PlayStation Blog that the PS4 Update 2.50 will add new features catering to people with visual, auditory, or […]

The Hot Smart Homes Market Attracts Another Speech Vendor

In some markets, like North America and Europe, smart homes initiatives are already well under way, with companies like Google’s Nest and Honeywell carving out their own little niches. This market is extremely competitive, with start-ups regularly disrupting more established companies with innovative technology introductions coming at a rapid clip. Well now the Chinese are getting into […]

Drones That Talk Could Soon Hit the Skies

Drones That Talk Could Soon Hit the Skies

Researchers from Australia’s RMIT University have developed a talking drone that can converse with air traffic controllers just like a normal pilot. View the video: http://bit.ly/talkingdrone The drones can communicate using a synthesized voice to respond to information requests and act on clearances issued by air traffic controllers. The drones are equipped with ATVoice Automated Voice […]

A Nicer, More Accommodating Comcast?

A Nicer, More Accommodating Comcast?

Comcast isn’t exactly known for its exceptional customer service. Just the opposite, in fact: some very serious gaffes in the past six months or so have put the provider of TV, Internet, and phone services in a negative spotlight more than it would like. I’m not sure if it was an attempt to repair a badly […]

Barbie Will Finally Get a Voice

Barbie Will Finally Get a Voice

After 55 years, Barbie is finally getting a voice of her own. Toy maker Mattel is partnering with San Francisco-based ToyTalk to develop Hello Barbie, an Internet-connected version of the iconic doll that will be able to have two-way conversations with her real-life friends. Hello Barbie will use a speech-recognition and conversational intelligence platform developed […]