Tag Archive: Voice


Bixby Voice for Samsung Galaxy S8 now available to members of the Early Access Program

Earlier this week Samsung announced the Bixby Early Access Program in the US and now it’s rolling out Bixby Voice to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users who have signed up for the program. By the way, Samsung is no longer accepting submissions, so you haven’t subscribed yet you are out of luck. Now if […]

Bixby Voice is rolling out to the Galaxy S8 for those who signed up for early access

It’s a bit finicky in its preview state, but Bixby’s tender voice will help you forget it’s still half-baked.

I can’t tell you how excited I was to see that the Bixby Voice preview had hit my unlocked Galaxy S8. There was a bit of a language barrier between the two of us in the beginning, but after a bit of fumbling with Google Translate and a bit of digging into the settings, Bixby is now ready to use  [Read More…]

Samsung lets you try new Bixby voice commands via new Early Access Program

Samsung wanted Bixby to be one of the killer features meant to differentiate the Galaxy S8 from other flagships out there like the Google Pixel, LG G6 or HTC U11. At launch, the Korean tech giant advertised Galaxy S8 owners will be able to use Bixby to do anything they could do using touch. But […]

Samsung is offering the U.S. a sneak peak of Bixby’s voice capabilities

Bixby voice is finally here!… If you live in the U.S. and are granted access to the early access program, that is.

Interested in trying out Samsung’s Bixby voice-controlled assistant? Samsung is offering Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the U.S. an opportunity to gain early access to its AI assistant as part of an early access program for beta testing the new service.

Samsung introduced Bixby as its voice assistant competitor against the other established brands  [Read More…]

Kickstarter of the week : STREAMZ – Voice Controlled Smart Streaming Headphones

I do love a good Kickstarter, who doesn’t right? I dread to think how many hours I’ve lost trawling the ever expanding gadget tech innovations all vying to be the “next big thing”. One thing I am less so enthusiastic about, however, is parting with my hard earned cash, this particular part takes something quite special. […]

Momentum launches new Wi-Fi two-way voice monitoring camera for $50

Wi-Fi security cameras are great for giving you piece of mind or checking on your kids or pets while you’re away from home. And you don’t even have to pay a fortune to get one into your home. Smart monitoring company Momentum recently announced a new Wi-Fi two-way voice HD camera product coming with a […]

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Where today’s best voice assistants fall short

Tell me about the things Amazon Echo and Google Home don’t do.

We talk a lot about the cool things Amazon and Google have pulled off with the Echo and Home speakers, but the one big thing these speakers have in common is room to grow. Neither system is perfect, and the things these speakers get wrong or just plain can’t do are an important metric of what the teams working on these gadgets see as a  [Read More…]

Sorry, Galaxy S8 users: Bixby voice assistant remains delayed

The Wall Street Journal reports we won’t see it until “at least late June.”

There are so many features the Samsung Galaxy S8 has going for it; it’s almost bezel-less, it has the best display on the market, and it’s a wondrous performer. But one thing it does not have going for it is its own virtual assistant. It’s been two months since the launch of Samsung’s big phone release and there’s still no Bixby in sight.

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How to send a voice message with Amazon Alexa

You can now send messages through Alexa using just your voice, but there are some caveats.

Messaging with Alexa is one of those features you either don’t know how you managed without or you’re completely uninterested in. For those falling into the former category, there are a few quick tricks for getting the most out of this new Alexa-based messaging system. Here’s what you need to know!

How Alexa Voice Messaging works

It’s a fairly  [Read More…]

JAM Voice review: This isn’t your ordinary Bluetooth speaker

At first glance, the JAM Voice Speaker appears to be just another unremarkable Bluetooth speaker. Its rubberized black rim and glossy body are pretty but very understated – it won’t catch many glances when it’s sitting on your end table – it has solid heft and a premium feel. Powering on, we’re treated to a […]