Posts Tagged: voice

Amazon Fire TV owners can now use voice commands to control Hulu and other third-party apps

Amazon has just announced that you can now use voice commands to control third-party apps on its Fire TV and Fire Stick devices. Previously, you could only use voice commands on Amazon Video but now you can use Alexa to control the Hulu app and more.  It isn’t just Hulu that you can control with […]

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Source claims Bixby Voice U.S. launch next week

The delays related to Samsung’s release of the voice-activated portion of the their digital assistant platform, Bixby, are well known and seem to continue with no end in sight. Until now that is if a tipster on Reddit is to be believed. According to this source, the official release date is set as next Tuesday, […]

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Use Alexa to control Sony 4K TVs with your voice

Another day, another Alexa skill, right? Well the latest set is pretty useful if you feel like talking to your TV actually responding when you yell at it. With Sony's 2017 4K models with HDR and Android TV you can turn them on and off, adjust volume,…
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Control your Roomba with just your voice via this new Alexa integration

Everyone’s favorite self-driving vacuum cleaner, the Roomba, just added an Amazon Alexa integration, allowing you to communicate with your cleaning assistant with nothing more than your voice.

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Deep-learning algorithm can mimic any voice based on just 60 seconds of speech

Do you remember the cool Mission Impossible tech that lets Tom Cruise’s character mimic the voice of any other character? Well, a Montreal-based startup called Lyrebird just invented it for real.

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Google Voice to get VOIP support, Hangouts getting encryption

Just this week Google took the unusual step of rolling out some updates to the oft-forgotten Google Voice app. Voice has been lurking in the proverbial shadows of Google’s portfolio of communication tools, so seeing improvements roll out was unexpected. The bulk of the changes that hit this week were interface updates. New reports indicate […]

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Sonos wants to integrate voice assistants into its speaker lineup

Sonos was previously the king of a pretty uncontested market. They made premium WiFi speaker systems that were a little more efficient than Bluetooth speakers, and they made their equipment compatible with as many things as possible. So far that’s been a pretty successful strategy, but with the rise of other “smart” speakers like Alexa, […]

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Facebook is testing group voice calls on desktop

It looks like Facebook is considering the possibility of making group voice calling available on desktop. According to TechCrunch, the social network has given a small number of users access to the feature to test it out — if you want to know if you…
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Alexa gives voice control to Logitech’s Harmony Hub remote

Alexa now (officially) works with Logitech's Harmony Hub, meaning it's a lot easier to get voice control over your home entertainment and automation devices. After you enable the Alexa skill on an Amazon Echo, Dot or other supported device, you'll be…
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Voice Bridge now lets you make calls with your landline from any Wi-Fi network

Invoxia’s Voice Bridge will soon be receiving an update that lets users make calls with their landline number on any Wi-Fi network. Previously it was restricted to making calls on your home Wi-Fi.

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Pebble’s clip-on Core will tap into Amazon Alexa for voice assistance smarts

Pebble’s new clip-on Core wearable is gaining a new feature ahead of its 2017 launch: voice-assistance chops courtesy of Amazon’s Alexa. It’ll be able to use many of the same skills and features as Amazon’s Echo hardware.

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