AppTek Unveils Omnifluent Mobile Speech Translation Apps

AppTek Unveils Omnifluent Mobile Speech Translation Apps

Applications Technology (AppTek) has debuted two free speech-to-speech translation apps, Omnifluent Mobile Arabic/English and Omnifluent Mobile Spanish/English, both available in the Apple App Store. For use on iOS devices,  Omnifluent Mobile can be used for travel and has also been deployed in the healthcare field for patient intake.  The app offers instant and live speech […]

Consumer Survey: Messaging Preferred Channel Over Voice

Consumer Survey: Messaging Preferred Channel Over Voice

A survey of how people prefer to stay in touch finds that given a choice, 62 percent said that they would most likely switch to a voice-to-text messaging system from a traditional voicemail system. The Nuance-commissioned study from Research Now also found that although while 80 percent of people were more likely to use the […]

Google2Ubuntu Gets a Speech Upgrade

Google2Ubuntu Gets a Speech Upgrade

A not very widely publicized tool called Google2Ubuntu lets users control their computers running the Linux-based operating system using voice commands via  Google speech recognition APIs. Google2Ubuntu isn’t new, but not much has been done on it for quite some time. Its developers put it out for beta about a year ago, but then it [...]

BigHand Revamps Dictation Workflow Solution

BigHand Revamps Dictation Workflow Solution

BigHand, a provider of digital dictation workflow solutions for law firms, has boosted the features of its mobility suite with the release of BigHand 4.4. The software works for Android, Windows and Blackberry devices and allows users to add attachments and view a full work list. It also enables dictation profiling and Bluetooth recording. For [...]

Bilingual Spanish-English Children’s TTS Voices Debut

Bilingual Spanish-English Children’s TTS Voices Debut

AssistiveWare, Acapela Group, and Tobii Technology have worked together to create  bilingual American Spanish-English children’s text-to-speech (TTS) voices that are now available in AssistiveWare’s Proloquo4Text 1.1 text-based communication app , Pictello 2.1 visual story-telling iOS app, and Infovox iVox 4 for Mac. The new bilingual children’s voices, Emilio and Valeria, were designed for bilingual children [...]

VocalZoom’s Microphone Slices Through Background Noise

VocalZoom’s Microphone Slices Through Background Noise

VocalZoom recently demonstrated its SEEON microphone that can cut background noise by up to 40 decibels. The company’s microphone features an optical sensor that measures skin vibrations from speaker’s face and throats with an acoustic microphone. The combination can filter a user’s voice from background noise. Yechiel Kurtz, chairman and president, VocalZoom pointed out that [...]

A New Take on Pizza to Go

A New Take on Pizza to Go

Domino’s this week  unveiled the latest in innovation and convenience when it comes to ordering its pizza—a voice-enabled in-car app. Beginning later this year, Domino’s customers who have a Pizza Profile on their Domino’s mobile app and a Ford vehicle equipped with the Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system will be able to place their orders [...]