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We don't often write about ovens here, but when we do, we tend to come back to a brand called Dacor. Here at CES 2015, the 50-year-old company announced that it's adding voice activation to the phone and tablet app for its Discovery iQ Android-powered ovens plus ranges -- and we're looking at a ba...

January 4th 2015 at 9:49pm 0 Comments
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Okay, so Google has this expansive online translation service, which we all know, use, and sometimes even love. Google also has its own branded phone, with a voice recognition function that we frankly adore. So what's a brave new age company with bottomless pockets to do but try to splice the two t...

February 8th 2010 at 10:13am 0 Comments
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Sunday night on the TUAW Talkcast, we were discussing how much fun this week was going to be from the iPhone software perspective. This announcement from Fonix Speech is exactly what we were talking about.Fonix iSpeak is a voice activation application for the iPhone 3G. There are a couple of operati...

July 9th 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Finally, a robot that "gets" us. Researchers at Toshiba in Japan have created a talking bot that can be used as a voice-activated universal remote in addition to formulating plots about terminating humans. The 5-pound, 11-inch-tall android is called ApriPoko, and is capable of learning how to contr...

March 26th 2008 at 1:32am 0 Comments