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Study: Texting While Driving Is A Bad Idea Even When Using Voice Apps

Study: Texting While Driving Is A Bad Idea Even When Using Voice Apps

Although more and more people are using voice recognition solutions in cars, it might not be that much safer when it comes to sending and receiving texts while driving. Researchers from Texas A&M University studied 43 participants who drove at 30 miles per hour on a closed course as a baseline as well as studying […]

Amazon Reportedly Scoops Up Evi

Amazon Reportedly Scoops Up Evi

The Web is buzzing with rumors that Amazon has snapped up Evi, a voice recognition app akin to Siri. So far, Amazon has remained mum and hasn’t confirmed or denied reports. The voice app, which is available for Android and iPhones, uses natural language technology and was originally launched last year by True Knowledge, which […]

Listening to Wikipedia

ReadSpeaker has just launched an experimental way of speech-enabling Wikipedia. The company was founded in 1999 by Niclas Bergström   and speech-enables over 5,000 company and organization Web site and mobile apps in 40-plus languages and more than 100 voices. ReadSpeaker’s main products create audio versions of websites, mobile apps, and online documents and forms. […]

AT&T Enhances Speech API

AT&T Enhances Speech API

AT&T has bolstered its Speech API which now optimizes speech recognition through additional speech contexts that are tuned for gaming and social media apps. It also offers a generic context which can be customized for certain words used specifically within the app. The capability provides context for command-and-response apps, or those in which app users […]

Closing the Book on On-Hold Month

It’s probably a little-known fact (or maybe it is well-known in this industry), but March was officially designated as National On-Hold Month. Why March? Well that’s when Alexander Graham Bell’s birthday falls (he was born on March 3, 1847), and if he hadn’t invented the telephone, there’d be no reason to be put on hold. […]