Tag Archives: voice

Hello, Computer: Inside Apple’s Voice Control

This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was big. From dark mode in iOS 13 to the newly-rechristened iPadOS to the unveiling of the born-again Mac Pro and more, Apple’s annual week-long bonanza of all things software was arguably one of the most anticipated and exciting events in recent Apple history. Accessibility certainly contributed to the bigness as well. Every year Apple moves mountains to ensure accessibility’s presence ... Read More »

Cleartrip on Alexa Integration, Building Apps for Voice, and the Smart Speakers Scene in India

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers launched in India in October last year, and its main rival, the Google Home, only launched in India last week. Developers can integrate the Echo speakers with their applications to enable voice-based use cases and since their launch, Amazon has been trying to get more and more Indian services on board, and the latest to do so is Cleartrip. ... Read More »

Banks leverage voice technology

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Payments Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Voice banking is coming to the forefront as the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and USAA both try the relatively new technology, according to Finextra. RBC is adding payments functionality to its app. The new feature will give customers the ability to pay bills on their iPhone or iPad ... Read More »

Plex’s new Amazon Echo support lets you control your home theater with your voice

Plex is getting into the home automation game. The popular media management software just announced it now has an Alexa skill, as well as smart home features that turns off the lights or post a message in Slack based on an action you take with Plex. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Amazon Echo TECHHIVE RATING $179.99MSRP $179.99 VIEW on Amazon Amazon’s ... Read More »

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: A peppier processor makes this streamer worthwhile

Picking the best low-cost media streamer just got a lot more complicated. AT A GLANCE Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (2016) TECHHIVE RATING $39.99 MSRP $39.99 VIEW on Amazon The new Fire TV Stick combines good-enough performance with powerful voice controls and a smart user interface. COMMENTS Jared Newman | @onejarednewman TechHive Nov 11, 2016 3:00 AM ... Read More »

Amazon is making it even less complicated to buy stuff on Top with just your voice

Diagram showing Amazon “Alexa” generation on an Echo device Source: Amazon Diagram showing Amazon “Alexa” technology on an Echo device Amazon is shifting toward a global in which shopping on-line is as simple as uttering a word. Nowadays, the organization announced that individuals of its Top service can now order “tens of millions” of items with Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant. ... Read More »