This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone

Voice control is a super convenient way to control stuff with your phone, at least when your AI isn't just shouting error messages at other computers. Googolplex makes it even better by unlocking Siri to let her control your stereo, your thermostat; honestly, just about anything. Read More >>

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The Ultimate Voice Control Showdown

Windows Phone 8.1 is here, and with it comes not only with a notification centre but a brand new Halo-style voice assistant. But how does Cortana shape up against her competitors, who have a year or two of experience on her? Surprisingly well. Read More >>

Chrome is Finally Getting Hands-Free "OK Google" Search

Even if your family gets bored and stops listening to you this Christmas, at least your computer will still have open ears. Just in time for the dark nights of winter, Google has officially released voice recognition for Chrome browsers in the form of a Chrome extension. Read More >>

The First Piece of Google Chrome's Conversational Future Is in Place

Like Google demoed at I/O, the search engine can now basically keep track of pronouns. So if you search. "Who is Daniel Craig?" and then ask "How tall is he?" it'll still know who you're talking about with help from the Knowledge Graph. All you have to do is have Chrome up to date. If you've opted in to Google's Search Trial, there are other goodies awaiting to. For instance, you can just ask Google "What's going on today" and get a list of calendar events. Read More >>

Apparently You'll Just Be Able to Shout at Your Xbox to Turn It On

The Xbox rumours are flowing thick and fast at the moment, with the latest report stating that Microsoft's going all-in with voice recognition, allowing you to simply walk in the room and shout "Xbox on" to fire the thing up. It's even going to go all Siri-like on us too, let's just hope it's a tad more useful in the UK than Apple's poor-excuse-for-butler. Read More >>

Say Hi to The New Google Chrome Beta, It's Listening

Voice control has been the trend in phones for a while now, but it's not content to just stay there. The newest Chrome Beta 25 is introducing a Web Speech API, which means a talk-y future is on the horizon, hopefully. Read More >>

Point and Laugh With/At LG's Updated Magic Remote

This isn't Christmas 2012's hottest sex toy. It's LG's revised Magic Remote, the new way to turn the act of changing channels into a never-ending loop of frustration. Read More >>

Soon Your Phone Will Know How You're Feeling

Of course we spend a lot of time talking into our phones, but more and more we're also spending a lot of time talking to them. For the most part they tend to be pretty good at simply retrieving data, but soon they might be able to figure out your mood as well. Read More >>

RIM Getting in on the Siri Clone Scene With BB10 Voice Assistant

RIM is set to jump on the clumsy voice control/personal assistant bandwagon, with developers reporting that the latest BlackBerry 10 OS alpha code has been updated to feature a selection of voice-activated personal assistant features. Read More >>

Zypr: Voice Control for Every Device and Application

One day, we'll all expect our gadgets to respond intelligently to voice commands. But right now, with the exception of Siri, nothing really works very well. Read More >>

Jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPod Touch Run Limited Siri

A hacker group has successfully ported Siri over to jailbroken iPhone 4s and 4th-gen iPod touches, marking the beginning of what could be a "whack a mole" response from Apple as it attempts to block the 4S's "killer feature." Read More >>


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