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Alexa Goes Wireless in New Headphones

As if Amazon’s Alexa wasn’t already ubiquitous, now she’s gone wireless. 66 Audio this week unveiled PRO Voice wireless headphones with Alexa voice recognition, allowing users to take Alexa outside the home to deliver a fluid voice experience anywhere there is an internet connection. With these headphones, users can access tens of millions of songs […]

Interactive Game Gives News with a Voice

International media company TRT World has launched the Tough Choices interactive audio adventure for Amazon Echo smart speaker devices. TRT World’s Tough Choices is a voice-activated game. TRT World’s voice-activated products include a Daily News Quiz for Amazon Alexa and Google Home along with a Daily News Brief skill for Amazon Alexa. “We have been experimenting with smart speakers in an […]

I’ll Be Talking to My Christmas Tree Soon

I’ll Be Talking to My Christmas Tree Soon

I’m not usually one to push Christmas too early, and I resent the fact that stores are pushing their Christmas merchandise on me already before Halloween. I think there should at least be a little bit of a nip in the air before we start talking about Christmas, Santa, reindeer, sleds, and holiday magic.’ With […]

Banks Banking on IVR

A new survey from BillingTree, a payment technology provider, has found that  financial institutions this year are seeking payments via mobile, text, and interactive voice response (IVR). The report found that credit/debit card payment acceptance via mobile app was the most sought-after technology, closely followed by payment via text and automated phone/IVR. More than two […]

Wasn’t Speech Supposed to Fix That?

I thought the whole purpose of providing speech technologies as part of in-vehicle systems was supposed to increase safety. But the technology, while a few years old already, hasn’t done much to increase driver safety, it would seem. In fact, as the technology gets more sophisticated, it’s having the opposite effect. Or at least that […]

Sonos Supports All Major Voice Apps, And So Do I.

Sonos Supports All Major Voice Apps, And So Do I.

Sonos today previewed the Sonos One, a voice-controlled smart speaker that supports multiple voice services in addition to playing music, podcasts, audiobooks, and other content from more than 80 streaming services. The first of the voice services to be supported is Amazon’s Alexa. Sonos users in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany can […]

Who Knew Talking Back Is a Good Thing?

COMVO, a new smartphone app developed by BPM Marketing, is here to change how people communicate on social media. Forget typing: COMVO combines texting with voice recording, allowing users to leave comments, send voicemails, and post status updates using only their voices and the push of a button. Talk Back All You Want With COMVO […]