Tag Archive: Voice


This voice dictation demo shows how good Google Pixel’s transcription is

AI smarts push Pixel ahead.

What you need to know The strengths of the Google Pixel line lies in the power of AI and machine learning. The onboard speech to text is so speedy, it outperforms much more powerful iPhones. Google has also released a recorder app for older Pixels.

Google’s Pixels rarely compete on pure power, but machine learning and AI pick up the slack and push overall performance to a place where it can be  [Read More…]

The best kitchen products you can control by voice using Google Assistant

While you might not initially think that you need voice control in the kitchen, it can be a game-changer. Your hands are probably dirty while you’re in the kitchen cooking up a storm, or, you’re busy multitasking as you prepare a meal. Imagine still being able to adjust songs on your playlist, pause a recipe video you’re following to grab the ingredient you need or find out how many ounces are in a gram without having to tap the screen  [Read More…]

Get clearer and stronger voice calls on your Samsung Galaxy phone

You may have heard the term Voice over LTE or VoLTE and not realized exactly what it was or why your phone would need to use it. VoLTE is just a fancy way of saying that your phone is using a portion of the LTE data spectrum for voice calls, which should result in a more consistent signal and clearer calls. Most modern phones will have this setting turned on by default, though there may be reasons why  [Read More…]

Marshall’s new Uxbridge Voice smart speaker comes with Alexa built-in

Google Assistant and Tencent Xiaowei variants are planned for later in the year.

What you need to know Marshall announces its Uxbridge Voice smart speaker with Alexa. It’ll ship from April 8 from just $ 199. A Google Assistant equipped version is slated for launch later in the summer.

Marshall has announced the new Uxbridge Voice, its Amazon Alexa equipped smart speaker.

The Uxbridge Voice smart Speaker is Marshall’s smallest and most compact option, offering a variety  [Read More…]

The Voice 2020 live stream: How to watch Season 18 online from anywhere

The Voice has kept fans of its singing competition entertained for nearly two decades and the premiere of season 18 is here. Unlike other singing shows, its sets itself apart by having famous musicians listen to contestants sing blind and then they decide on which ones will join their team with judges fighting over potential teammates.

Season 18 of The Voice will see last year’s Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend return as coaches while Nick Jonas  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gears up to replace Chrome’s Voice Search

It’s a move that makes a lot of sense.

What you need to know Google plans to replace the built-in Chrome for Android Voice Search with Assistant. The upcoming change was spotted in a Chromium commit. It’s expected to debut in Chrome 85, scheduled for September.

Google is making a common-sense decision to simplify its voice offerings on mobile. Courtesy of comments made on a Chromium commit, it has become clear that the firm is planning to  [Read More…]

It’s easy to pair a new Alexa Voice Remote to your Amazon Fire TV!

If you’ve ever had the misfortune to “permanently misplace” or break a TV remote, you know how frustrating it can be to find just the right one and get it paired back up again. The good news is that if you have a Fire TV device, this process can be relatively pain-free and easy. I’ll show you how in the steps below!

Products used in this guide Ultimate controller: Alexa Voice Remote ($ 30 at Amazon) Next-gen DVR:  [Read More…]

Qualcomm feels your dongle pain at CES 2020 and improves aptX BT voice

Now maybe my pizza place will finally call me Phil instead of Bill.

What you need to know Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive audio technology is getting an aptX Voice codec. The new codec offers HD quality voice response over the narrow Bluetooth frequency range. Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 devices will work with next-gen accessories with aptX Voice

Qualcomm is improving voice quality on your Bluetooth accessories with the new aptX Voice codec, part of Qualcomm’s aptX Adaptive  [Read More…]

The new Google Assistant lets you level up voice commands with Chrome

You can open and close tabs, bookmark pages, and more using just your voice.

What you need to know Google is working on better integration between Assistant and the Chrome browser. Enabling an experimental flag in the browser will let you control it with voice commands. The new voice controls include the ability to open and close tabs, bookmark pages, reload pages, and more.

Alongside a new UI and much, much faster performance thanks to local processing,  [Read More…]

Google Voice integrates with Siri to make calls before Google Assistant

iOS users can now make calls and send texts with Google Voice using Siri.

What you need to know Google Voice now lets you make calls and send texts using Siri on iOS devices. Before you can use the feature, you must first upgrade to the latest version of the app, set your default account inside of Google Voice, and enable ‘Use with Siri’ in the iOS settings. Google Assistant integration with Google Voice is notably absent,  [Read More…]