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Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-13/can-smartphones-snap-out-t
Suffolk County lawmakers move to nix texting while driving

...measure Tuesday that would bar drivers from tapping out text messages while behind the wheel, unless they used voice-recognition technology. Violators could be fined $150. County Executive Steve Levy has 30 days to approve or veto the proposal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/16/liv_228750.shtml
Life & style
Shopgirl: Are you the only one not using these apps?

...allows you to delegate tasks to people through messaging, even if they don't use Orchestra. Sophisticated voice-recognition technology and automatic syncing to your desktop are just a few of the free app's other features. WHAT'S TRENDYGlasses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2012-01-19/shopgirl-are
Honda, IBM enhance in-vehicle, speech-recognition system

...the OnStar safety and security system available in numerous General Motors Corp. vehicles. Other types of voice-recognition technology is available on models from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and other brands. The number of automotive voice-recognition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/10/liv_428120.shtml
Life & style
Toy story

...Fisher-Price offers the darling Robotic Puppy ($100, ages 3 up), which listens and responds to its owner via voice-recognition technology. Even infants can be part of the interactive craze. Fisher-Price offers a Sparkling Symphony Gym ($35...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/24/liv_284250.shtml
Life & style
Research engines raise standards

...construct a time line, chart or Web page to go with the report. Encarta and World Book also incorporate voice-recognition technology. But this remains in the neat-o phase -- just try speaking "metachromatism" letter-for-letter into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/27/tec_243040.shtml
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Computers need to get smart

...making a smarter computer is to make one that can hear. Makers of software and hardware have been working on voice-recognition technology for some years now. It may be that such technology is ripening just as the computing power needed to run...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/06/29/tec_198787.shtml
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Microsoft pays $440 million to settle InterTrust patent suit

...of a judge last summer. Last month Microsoft agreed to settle a patent lawsuit filed by AT&T Corp. over voice-recognition technology for terms that were not disclosed. Last year Microsoft settled claims by Time Warner Inc. involving Netscape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/13/bus_411956.shtml
Business
Techbits: Numbering chips, Friendly radar and more

...digital assistant and is slightly bigger than a pack of cigarettes, uses the Japanese electronics maker's voice-recognition technology. Its vocabulary was limited to those used in travel such as, "Where is the nearest Japanese restaurant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/29/liv_410341.shtml
Life & style
High-tech toys to be unveiled at Toy Fair 1999

...encoded videos. Play-By-Play's My Best Friend doll can actually converse with a child, thanks to the voice-recognition technology inside the doll. Playmates launches friend.link, a hand-held device that lets children send each other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/07/bus_252602.shtml
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