Amazon pushes into Wi-Fi communication space with latest Echo version

May 9, 2017
In addition to everything else Amazon can do for you — recommend books, stream movies, let you shop for appliances and clothes and gourmet food, and get it all by overnight delivery — the company also wants to put a video-equipped digital assistant in your house. This is the latest iteration of Amazon’s Echo speaker […]

Artificial intelligence could soon eclipse touch screens

Dec 23, 2016
Silicon Valley is well on its way toward a world of voice-activated interfaces.
Shoppers test out the Google Home. 
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Voice recognition software's bilingual problem

Nov 26, 2013
Voice recognition software is more and more common on our devices, but if you're speaking with an accent or in two languages at once, you might be in trouble.

Apple Assistant?

Oct 4, 2011
Big rumor is that Apple is going to announce something called Assistant, which is a much improved version of voice recognition. Apple purchased a...

Voice recognition on next iOS?

May 10, 2011
El Cinco (the iPhone 5) won't likely be getting here until at least fall but the next version of the Apple mobile operating system, iOS, will...

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Susan Orlean's smart search app review

Jun 22, 2010
Susan Orlean, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of The Orchid Thief and other wonderful books, joined our show on Monday.  We've received...