Driving and mobile devices don't mix well if your smartphone or tablet ends up breaking your focus on driving. But with voice-enabled apps, you can still interact with your device for much-needed information.
Nuance has unveiled its new project which it hopes will become a challenger to Siri and Google Now. The project, which is codenamed Wintermute - after the AI in William Gibson's novel Neuromancer, is a cross-platform, cloud-based virtual assistant.
Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant now available in Google Play, provided you are running ICS
Nuance has expanded upon their previously available Dragon Go! app for Android with a new (and still beta) release of Dragon Mobile Assistant. The app brings voice controls and will allow you to do things such as making calls, sending text messages, setting calendar appointments and more.
Nuance envisions a non-so-distant future in which smartphones are always listening
Ever heard the old saying, "the walls have ears?" Apparently smartphones have ears as well at least if Nuance has its way. Okay, so voice communication with a smartphone isn't anything new, but Nuance is hoping to take things up a notch. The company has already begun active work with chip companies to create a chipset that would allow phones and tablets to wake themselves up from sleep mode and start answering your voice-based questions.
Lexee lets developers incorporate SIRI-like speech control to any app
A company called Angel has recently launched a platform called Lexee, which lets app developers incorporate speech control into just about any application. Currently focusing on the enterprise market, Lexee "goes beyond the usual voice assistant" and actually lets businesses "talk" to their customers through an interactive voice interface.