Tag: Voice

  • Amazon Echo Now for Sale in UK with £50 Off for Prime Members

    Amazon Echo Now for Sale in UK with £50 Off for Prime Members

    Amazon’s own voice-enabled, cloud-connected speaker named Amazon Echo is now available to buy in the UK. For £149.99 Amazon Echo stands proud at nine inches tall and comes with the online retailer/gadget developer’s own answer to Siri – a voice activated software called Alexa. As well as playing your music tracks from Prime Music as […]

  • “OK Google.. How Do I Clear My Voice Search History?”

    “OK Google.. How Do I Clear My Voice Search History?”

    With facial recognition, voice search functions, location history tracking, etc., everyone can know everything about everybody else if they have the knowledge and inclination to do so. Voice search functions in particular are a very strange kettle of fish. There is a drive somewhere on the planet that contains everything you have ever asked Google […]

  • Pebble Core Will Now Support Amazon Alexa

    Pebble Core Will Now Support Amazon Alexa

    The people at Pebble have announced a great addition to the new Pebble Core – the activity focused gadget which was just launched as a project over on Kickstarter. The keyring-sized, independently functioning 3G wearable just got even more appealing thanks to the integration of Amazon Alexa. Alexa was initially a signature feature of the […]

  • Google I/O 2016: Google Home – Smarter Than Your Average Speaker

    Google I/O 2016: Google Home – Smarter Than Your Average Speaker

    As you’ve probably seen, a lot of big announcements have come from this year’s Google I/O, another of one of them being the Google Home – a smart speaker that has incorporated Google’s rather amazing voice recognition software with a system to help you with virtually everything. And all you have to do is say […]

  • HSBC To Roll Out Biometric Mobile Banking

    HSBC To Roll Out Biometric Mobile Banking

      Mobile phone systems are becoming increasingly more science fiction, as new gadgets and gizmos give us the ability to control them in even more exciting ways. This time it’s HSBC’s mobile app which will now allow users to register their online banking transactions via fingerprints and voice recognition. SEE ALSO: BBC Three Moves to […]

  • New Apple TV Coming Soon

    New Apple TV Coming Soon

    Apple’s Apple TV set top box has had few updates and many many rumors of updates since the last physical product release in 2012. The media giant has always kept their Apple TV cards close to their chest, but this time around Apple is promising a much more modern ‘experience’ as the company puts it […]

  • Tesco Self-Checkout Voice Swapped from ‘Irritating’ Female to ‘Friendlier’ Male

    Tesco Self-Checkout Voice Swapped from ‘Irritating’ Female to ‘Friendlier’ Male

    UK supermarket chain Tesco has begun replacing the female voice used on its self-service checkouts with a male voice sparking a sexism row on Twitter. The female voice, recently identified as former Eastenders actress Helena Breck, has been used in Tesco stores at the self checkout for over ten years now and is infamous for […]

  • Xbox One May System Update – Power Modes, Voice Messaging and Dedicated Chat Servers

    Xbox One May System Update – Power Modes, Voice Messaging and Dedicated Chat Servers

    The Xbox One May system update has been released and with it comes new power settings as well as improvements to the way you communicate with mates the Xbox Live community. Voice Messaging and Dedicated Chat Servers: First up, and based on user feedback, you can now enjoy one of the most requested features from […]

  • Microsoft’s Cortana Is Coming To iOS And Android

    Microsoft’s Cortana Is Coming To iOS And Android

    As I’m sure you’ll be aware, Cortana is a “digital assistant” similar to Apple’s Siri which was first demonstrated at Microsoft’s BUILD Developer Conference in San Francisco last April.  The digital assistant is currently still in Beta and is available exclusively to all Windows Phone 8.1 devices and also Microsoft’s Band wearable device. Microsoft also […]

  • Turning up voice in Mercedes Benz Sat Nav

    Turning up voice in Mercedes Benz Sat Nav

    We have a couple of Mercedes Cars  on our fleet and generally the Mercedes Benz Sat Nav is easy to use. Our users have asked the same question. How do I make the voice louder or softer  telling me the directions? Well the answer is simple. You can turn the voice up or down ONLY […]

  • Samsung Updates Worrying Smart TV Policy

    Samsung Updates Worrying Smart TV Policy

    Yesterday we reported on Samsung’s questionable privacy policy for their smart TV’s, which had some users up in arms as the company revealed that voice input data collected by the television sets would be passed on to a mysterious third party once gathered. “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other […]

  • Samsung Smart TVs Raise Spying Concerns

    Samsung Smart TVs Raise Spying Concerns

    There’s a current climate of suspicion in the tech world right now around the way companies use our data. Whilst the governments of the world are notorious for their spying, snooping and general shiftiness online, other concerns have been raised around the way devices handle our personal information and other private data. Whilst mobile phone […]