Microsoft works on an app that reads the news to you

More news on the go – this time from Microsoft…. Microsoft works on an app that reads the news to you – Engadget news.google.com EngadgetMicrosoft works on an app that reads the news to youEngadgetNewsCast reportedly uses Bing’s text-to-speech program to read out blurbs that last 30 seconds each, though the voice isn’t as organic…

Good TTS overview

Giid overvuew about TTS technology An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis is a comprehensive introduction to the subject. The author treats two areas of speech synthesis: Part I of the book concerns natural language processing and the inherent problems it presents for speech synthesis; Part II focuses on digital signal processing,…

TTS for Pocket

Now we can listen to our favorite content on the go… Very cool! Pocket for iOS updated with text-to-speech feature – SlashGear news.google.com SlashGearPocket for iOS updated with text-to-speech featureSlashGearPocket, the wonderful app that lets users save articles and other content for reading later on, has updated its iOS app with a text to speed…

Hands down the most advanced Text-to-Speech app available

VoiceDream Reader has pulled out all the stops to offer the best user experience for listening to and reading along books and a variety of other content using the latest Text-To-Speech technology. The quality of the TTS voices is highly natural, particularly the new Julie, Paul, Kate and Bridget voices, which have been available now…

Apple, Beware: Google Now Coming to iOS, Chrome, Chrome OS & Windows 8

Google Now speech recognition going cross platform… Source: google.com Regarded by some as the innovation of 2012, Google Now wants to be a hit in 2013, as well, by expanding beyond Android. If this is not a a gauntlet that Google is throwing down in front of Apple’s Siri, then I don’t know what it is….

Google Glass project acquires voice and object recognition company – News

Can’t remember a person’s name?  Google Glass might help using speech and object recognition technology… Source: google.com Google Glass Google has just acquired DNNresearch, a technology start-up from the Computer Science department at the University of Toronto responsible for researching speech and object recognition software. DNNresearhc specialises in object and speech recognition and was incorporated by…

Google’s 4 Biggest Technical Challenges, According To Search Guru Amit Singhal – SXSW

Is Google trying to model the voice recognition capabilities seen in Star Trek? Source:  Forbes  Amit Singhal Google is the dominant player in Internet search and one of the most important technology companies. But it still faces major challenges. Google’s Amit Singhal, senior vice president of search and Google Fellow, was asked in a talk…

SpeechTechMag.com: Jabra Headsets Feature Embedded Rubidium Speech Technology

This is implementation of always-on speech recognition technology in Bluetooth headsets should help making these devices even more popular Source:  speechtechmag.com Rubidium, a supplier of embedded speech processing technologies, announced today that GN Netcom has unveiled a new series of Jabra unified communications headsets with its voice control technology. The technology is available in the…

Newsreader Tool

  Interesting to see this tool launched without the use of Text to Speech….. BetaKit » Umano's Voice Actor-Powered Text-to-Speech Platform … betakit.com1/25/13 With the wide proliferation of content available on the web, San Francisco-based Umano is looking to add its own spin to how and where consumers access the latest coverage. The startup recently…

Google’s OK Glass: What Siri Should Be, And Isn’t

Google’s new “cyborg” technology is almost here.… Source: google.com Google’s new OK Glass concept is not dissimilar from Apple’s Siri. But the search giant’s take on voice command and mobile computing may offer users something more viable than Siri. It appears that the long-anticipated appearance of “Google Glass” has at least begun to make its way…

Blog post from last year confirmed; Amazon acquires text-to-speech firm Ivona to rival Apple’s Siri

As reported already last summer in our blog – http://www.speechtechnologygroup.com/theres-no-room-for-amazon-com-in-the-smartphone-market –  Amazon went through with the acquisition of text-to-speech company Ivona, taking yet another core speech technology company of the market and further reducing the number of viable players in our industry. Source: google.com   Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has acquired text-to-speech technology firm Ivona Software, which powers accessibility…

Global Markets and Technologies for Voice Recognition

Interesting overview about the development of speech technologies over the next few years… Source:  google.com  In the coming decade, observers of the evolution in voice recognition technologies will no doubt look back to 2012 as the tipping point year – the time when speech adoption finally broke away from the enterprise niche market of interactive…

An Apple iCar Isn’t Entirely Crazy (AAPL)

Is speech recognition in the car for Apple just the beginning? Source:  google.com   Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) ? Putting out its own car? I don’t think so. Marketwatch’s Matthew Lynn — in his London Eye column yesterday — offered up seven surprises of 2013. Yes, many of the predictions are beyond outlandish, but one in particular…

Apple and Intel Working on Bluetooth Smart Watch for 2013 Launch?

Next up – speech recognition and text to speech in youreatch….. Source:  google.com  Chinese site TGBus reports [Google translation, via Mobilegeeks.de] that Apple and Intel are currently working together on a Bluetooth-enabled smart watch. According to the report, the watch will include a 1.5-inch OLED display from RITEK subsidiary RiTdisplay and will launch in the…

Windows Phone 8 supports speech recognition in 15 languages including Indian dialects

Microsoft speech recognition and text-to-speech across many languages now available on the new Windows phone. www.Speechtechnologygroup.com provides the Microsoft speech engine with ASR and TTS for 26 languages with MRCP interface to connect to the leading voice platforms like Avaya, Genesys, Cisco, Asterisk and more. Source:  google.com  Windows Phone 8 may look and feel very…

Microsoft works on an app that reads the news to you

More news on the go – this time from Microsoft….

Microsoft works on an app that reads the news to you – Engadget

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EngadgetMicrosoft works on an app that reads the news to youEngadgetNewsCast reportedly uses Bing’s text-to-speech program to read out blurbs that last 30 seconds each, though the voice isn’t as organic as Cortana’s. It allows you to save summaries f …

Microsoft is testing a new app called NewsCast, which makes a playlist of news story summaries and reads them to you, according to Neowin. The publication came across a page on the Microsoft Azure Web Sites domain that had the app for download. In it, the company mentioned that the program was created by the Bing team and is meant to make commutes more productive, since you can listen to playlist even while driving. Unfortunately, the download’sno longer available, but Neowin managed to take some screenshots that you can see below the fold.

NewsCast reportedly uses Bing’s text-to-speech program to read out blurbs that last 30 seconds each, though the voice isn’t as organic as Cortana’s. It allows you to save summaries for later and also has a feedback button that launches a three-question survey for testers. Curiously, the app that was on Azure was available only for iOS devices, though it’s probably because a lot of Microsoft employees/testers use iPhones and iPads. As you can see, it’s not quite identical to the breaking news app Facebook’s reportedly developing, as well, but the two could very well be rivals in the future.

[Image credit: JeepersMedia/FlickrNeowin]

Good TTS overview

Giid overvuew about TTS technology An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis is a comprehensive introduction to the subject. The author treats two areas of speech synthesis: Part I of the book concerns natural language processing and the inherent problems it presents for speech synthesis; Part II focuses on digital signal processing,…

TTS for Pocket

Now we can listen to our favorite content on the go… Very cool! Pocket for iOS updated with text-to-speech feature – SlashGear news.google.com SlashGearPocket for iOS updated with text-to-speech featureSlashGearPocket, the wonderful app that lets users save articles and other content for reading later on, has updated its iOS app with a text to speed…

Hands down the most advanced Text-to-Speech app available

VoiceDream Reader has pulled out all the stops to offer the best user experience for listening to and reading along books and a variety of other content using the latest Text-To-Speech technology. The quality of the TTS voices is highly natural, particularly the new Julie, Paul, Kate and Bridget voices, which have been available now…

Apple, Beware: Google Now Coming to iOS, Chrome, Chrome OS & Windows 8

Google Now speech recognition going cross platform… Source: google.com Regarded by some as the innovation of 2012, Google Now wants to be a hit in 2013, as well, by expanding beyond Android. If this is not a a gauntlet that Google is throwing down in front of Apple’s Siri, then I don’t know what it is….

Google Glass project acquires voice and object recognition company – News

Can’t remember a person’s name?  Google Glass might help using speech and object recognition technology… Source: google.com Google Glass Google has just acquired DNNresearch, a technology start-up from the Computer Science department at the University of Toronto responsible for researching speech and object recognition software. DNNresearhc specialises in object and speech recognition and was incorporated by…

Google’s 4 Biggest Technical Challenges, According To Search Guru Amit Singhal – SXSW

Is Google trying to model the voice recognition capabilities seen in Star Trek? Source:  Forbes  Amit Singhal Google is the dominant player in Internet search and one of the most important technology companies. But it still faces major challenges. Google’s Amit Singhal, senior vice president of search and Google Fellow, was asked in a talk…

SpeechTechMag.com: Jabra Headsets Feature Embedded Rubidium Speech Technology

This is implementation of always-on speech recognition technology in Bluetooth headsets should help making these devices even more popular Source:  speechtechmag.com Rubidium, a supplier of embedded speech processing technologies, announced today that GN Netcom has unveiled a new series of Jabra unified communications headsets with its voice control technology. The technology is available in the…

Newsreader Tool

  Interesting to see this tool launched without the use of Text to Speech….. BetaKit » Umano's Voice Actor-Powered Text-to-Speech Platform … betakit.com1/25/13 With the wide proliferation of content available on the web, San Francisco-based Umano is looking to add its own spin to how and where consumers access the latest coverage. The startup recently…

Google’s OK Glass: What Siri Should Be, And Isn’t

Google’s new “cyborg” technology is almost here.… Source: google.com Google’s new OK Glass concept is not dissimilar from Apple’s Siri. But the search giant’s take on voice command and mobile computing may offer users something more viable than Siri. It appears that the long-anticipated appearance of “Google Glass” has at least begun to make its way…

Blog post from last year confirmed; Amazon acquires text-to-speech firm Ivona to rival Apple’s Siri

As reported already last summer in our blog – http://www.speechtechnologygroup.com/theres-no-room-for-amazon-com-in-the-smartphone-market –  Amazon went through with the acquisition of text-to-speech company Ivona, taking yet another core speech technology company of the market and further reducing the number of viable players in our industry. Source: google.com   Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has acquired text-to-speech technology firm Ivona Software, which powers accessibility…

Global Markets and Technologies for Voice Recognition

Interesting overview about the development of speech technologies over the next few years… Source:  google.com  In the coming decade, observers of the evolution in voice recognition technologies will no doubt look back to 2012 as the tipping point year – the time when speech adoption finally broke away from the enterprise niche market of interactive…

An Apple iCar Isn’t Entirely Crazy (AAPL)

Is speech recognition in the car for Apple just the beginning? Source:  google.com   Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) ? Putting out its own car? I don’t think so. Marketwatch’s Matthew Lynn — in his London Eye column yesterday — offered up seven surprises of 2013. Yes, many of the predictions are beyond outlandish, but one in particular…

Apple and Intel Working on Bluetooth Smart Watch for 2013 Launch?

Next up – speech recognition and text to speech in youreatch….. Source:  google.com  Chinese site TGBus reports [Google translation, via Mobilegeeks.de] that Apple and Intel are currently working together on a Bluetooth-enabled smart watch. According to the report, the watch will include a 1.5-inch OLED display from RITEK subsidiary RiTdisplay and will launch in the…

Windows Phone 8 supports speech recognition in 15 languages including Indian dialects

Microsoft speech recognition and text-to-speech across many languages now available on the new Windows phone. www.Speechtechnologygroup.com provides the Microsoft speech engine with ASR and TTS for 26 languages with MRCP interface to connect to the leading voice platforms like Avaya, Genesys, Cisco, Asterisk and more. Source:  google.com  Windows Phone 8 may look and feel very…

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