Convicted rapist scheduled to be paroled

...pending release on parole did not provide a specific date. Conditions of parole include mental health assessments, voice-recognition monitoring and registering. Although the state law governing the sexual offender registry wasn't in force when...

Lexus tops auto dependability survey

...five performers.The top two complaints were technical ones: inability to pair phones to the car and trouble with voice recognition systems, which often misunderstood drivers' commands. That's a change from past years, when design problems...

Flipboard and other mobile apps going to PCs to reach users

...fulfills McCue's original vision for Flipboard when he came up with the idea in 2009 shortly after leaving Tellme, a voice-recognition service that he started and eventually sold to Microsoft for $800 million.After concluding that Web browsers...

Voice recognition an unsure science

...Robert Rodman, a computer scientist at North Carolina State University, who was co-author of the 1995 book "Voice Recognition" and has a doctorate in linguistics from UCLA. "One reason is that a person's voice changes over time - and...

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TECHBITS: Failed demo, human simulation and more

...REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. was hoping new voice-recognition software would impress an auditorium full of financial...risk by demo-ing that on stage," he said. "Voice recognition is historically fraught with danger. It's really...

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Travel apps for Google Glass

...hotelnearme.com. MAP 2 GLASS Everyone has seen that guy, the one yelling at his smartphone, trying to get his voice recognition to work, only to have the noise of the street interrupt or have the phone misunderstand him every time. Don't...

Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

...That could happen as smarter tracking tools and voice-recognition technology let smartphones understand habits and...world's dominant search engine, already offer voice recognition technology and virtual assistants that enable smartphones...

Technology helps more disabled reach workforce

...incorporating technologies such as voice recognition and screen readers, which...people can take notes using voice-recognition programs, and listen to e-mails...iPhone near his mouth. Using voice recognition software, LeGrand, a quadriplegic...

Shopgirl: Find deals on Facebook, photo contest and streaming music in Fords

...cars, users will be able to stream music they've bought on their computer or their phone in the car ? using voice recognition or dashboard control. Android users have been using this service in the Sync AppLink vehicles since February. The...

2013 Dodge Avenger undercuts competition

...25,380.This price included leather-covered seats, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, navigation system, voice recognition, 40 gigabyte hard drive and the Blacktop special body package that dressed the car all in black, inside and out...