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Articles tagged with: voice

Apple To Provide Better Voice Features In iOS 5?

People always demand endless control over electronic gadgets. Probably keeping in view with this theory, voice recognition systems were introduced in smart phones providing the users more freedom of control over the device.

iOS 5 is the upcoming operating system for Apple’s i-devices. iOS seriously lags behind Android because of the latter’s better developed system wide voice recognition system.

Gmail’s Multi-Call Feature

It’s always more fun talking to two buddies at the same time than talking to either individually. Google has added the same feature into its Gmail service to make the conversations more enjoyable.

It’s more fun to read email and place a call from the same interface rather than switching back from mail to make a call. With preliminary voice and video calls support, Gmail brought forth the facility of calling land line and mobile phones across USA and Canada last year. Google has now enhanced this facility by adding multi-call support, allowing users to switch between callers using resume and hold features, much akin to call waiting.

Coming Soon : PCs That Argue Back

The computer crashes and we respond angrily at the flickering screen. But we may soon risk being shouted at by the machine we have just cursed.

Scientists are building a voice-activated device that can interact with people in a “natural and intelligent way”. Artificial intelligence will help it become familiar with a user’s voice, with the ultimate goal of understanding a human and speaking and behaving like them.

iPhone 5 Will Be Dual Mode

Verizon’s CFO confirmed that the next iPhone will be a world phone. The iPhone 5 will be able to operate both on the CDMA and GSM networks with the same hardware. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo claimed that the new iPhone would be a dual-mode phone allowing for users to seamlessly switch between wireless carriers without switching hardware.

Of course, you’ll probably have to pay a hefty $200 penalty for ending a contract early, it’s reassuring to some that you’ll get to keep the same hardware.

T-Mobile Rolls Out Phone Trade-In Program

T-Mobile has just rolled out a trade-in program kind of like the American ‘cash for clunkers’ program a couple years ago. This time, we’re talking about phones, not cars. If you have an old phone, and everything works, and there are no cracks in the screen, no liquid damage, T-Mobile will give you up to $300 towards a new phone and accepts trade-ins REGARDLESS of brand or carrier.

Google Bids $900 Million For 6,000 Patents

Nortel has announced plans to sell all of its remaining patents and applications to Google for $900 million, unless of course there is a better bid. Google’s throwing down the big bucks for 6,000 patents, covering wired, wireless and digital communications technologies. Although ZDnet speculates that some of these patents will be used for Google’s mobile operating system, Android, it is uncertain what the majority will be used for. Google stated in so many words that…

The New Dell Streak 7

The New Dell Streak 7 will add to the multitude of other tablets being pushed out onto the consumer market. Although the Dell Streak 7 WiFi lacks a release date, you may pre-order the sleek tablet for $199.99 (with a 2 year contract) and have it ship out with Google’s Operating System: Android 2.2 (Froyo.) The 1 pound machine will carry a 2780mAh primary battery and come equipped with 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and standard Bluetooth 2.1. The Video standard will allow you…

Is Your Internet Running At Industry Standard?

A usage survey by the FCC has shown that 60 percent of high speed internet connections in the U.S. are slower than 3Mbps– less than the industry standard of “minimum bandwidth” needed to accommodate today’s “high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video.” The survey also shows growth in wired broadband connections by 1 million subscriptions. While this is considered to be relatively slow growth, wireless connections grew by 15 million or 27%.

Out of 153 million connections, 31 percent were found to be…