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Dictionary.com app for iOS comes with voice-to-text support

Dictionary.com has offered two iOS apps available for quite a while, one being free and ad-supported, the other being $3.99 (but $2.99 for a limited time at the moment) and, as you may have guessed, ad-free. The latest update to the apps -- which brings the free version up to 3.0 and the paid app to version 2.0 -- adds voice-to-text support to both versions. This works pretty much as you'd...

Google Voice Search for Android gets personalized voice recognition

The standard voice recognition models in Google's Android Voice Search works well for most people, but now you can turn on custom voice recognition to make Voice Search more accurate for you. Google will associate recordings of your spoken searches with your account, building up a voice model that it can use to accurately recognize your voice. According to the Google Mobile Blog, you'll notice...

Google Voice Search on Android now supports Russian, Polish, Czech and Turkish

This is just a quick heads-up for all our Eastern European and Anatolian readers: you can now use Android's Voice Search in four new and crazy languages! Russian is the first Cyrillic language, and Turkish, Polish and Czech mean that a lot of Europe now has access to Voice Search. The only real problem is that you have to change your phone's global language setting to use Voice Search in...

Google I/O day 2 details... for geeks and developers!

With the ramifications for end-users out of the way, I can now focus on the interesting bits -- the technology behind Froyo (Android 2.2) that makes it so damn exciting. First, the underlying operating system (or virtual machine) now features a just-in-time (JIT) compiler. Claims of 2- to 5-times faster performance over Android 2.1 were touted but the actual demonstration showed a gain of about...

Google working on real-time voice translation app for phones

Google already offers a tool that lets you translate text from one language to another and technology that can convert spoken language to text. Now it looks like Google is taking the next logical step and creating a Babel Fish which you can stick in your ear to instantly understand any spoken language. ...Only instead of a fish, Google's version will be an app that runs on your smartphone. But...

Computer model learns vowels on its own

True machine learning is a holy-grail of computer science. The idea being, if computers could learn like humans, eventually they could be tasked with defining and solving problems for themselves, without the tedious step of modeling required to turn real world situations into streams of ones and zeros. One computer, at the University of British Columbia, has taken baby steps towards learning to...

Microsoft testing voice search for Windows Mobile

Microsoft is internally testing a new version of Windows Live Search that enables voice as well as written queries. But the installer file seems to have found its way out of Redmond. You can either speak into your Windows Mobile microphone or if you've got a model with a bluetooth audio stack, you should be able to speak into a bluetooth headset. Pretty much any field in the experimental version...

The Treadputer

Remember the Hollywood agent character on The Ben Stiller show? OK, maybe not, but you can combine walking or jogging with working using the Treadputer. A clever combination of Skype, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and lots of keen hardware (three screens are so in, aren't they?) add up to one productive worker bee. Brad Feld, the creator, isn't the first one to do this. There's a whole Squidoo lens...