Alexa finally gets a masculine-sounding voice option

Chaim Gartenberg 2021-07-21 13:23:57 www.theverge.com Amazon has quietly started rolling out a new masculine-sounding voice option to its Alexa virtual assistant along with a similarly masculine-sounding wake word to trigger the assistant: “Ziggy.” (The odd choice of name is…

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You Can Now Speed Up Voice Messages in WhatsApp

Jessibelle Garcia 2021-06-07 00:10:47 www.makeuseof.com Because some people just don't talk fast enough. Voice messages are great for when something is better explained through voice rather than text, or for when you're simply feeling too darn lazy to type.…

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How to Use Telegram’s New Voice Chats 2.0

John Awa-abuon 2021-04-30 10:00:18 www.makeuseof.com Try out Telegram's new Voice Chats update, which is, rather conveniently, quite similar to Clubhouse. Telegram has updated its Voice Chat feature, and the update includes various improvements and additions. This includes the ability…

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Facebook is about to put voice clips and podcasts in your News Feed

Napier Lopez 2021-04-19 23:02:54 thenextweb.com It was just a few days ago that we wrote about an experimental Facebook product that resembled Clubhouse, but it turns out Facebook isn’t done with the audio space. The company today announced a series…

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Roku rechargeable Voice Remote Pro listens for ‘Hey Roku’ voice commands, costs $30

Eli Blumenthal 2021-04-17 12:30:04 www.cnet.com Sarah Tew/CNET Roku is giving its remote a boost. On Tuesday the streaming giant announced its new Voice Remote Pro, a rechargeable controller for its various media players, streaming sticks and smart TVs. After appearing…

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How to Use the Windows 10 Voice Recorder App

Matthew Wallaker 2021-04-16 18:00:24 www.makeuseof.com If you are looking for a simple solution to record sound, Windows 10 has the right tool for you: Voice Recorder. If your job or hobby requires you to create an audio recording, you can…

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Google and ADT expand partnership with pro Nest installation and voice commands

Molly Price 2021-04-13 13:11:22 www.cnet.com Blue by ADT devices now work with Google Assistant. ADT Last year, Google and ADT announced a partnership for smart home security sales and installation with Nest products. Beginning this month, ADT takes the…

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Roku’s latest streaming device delivers 4K, HDR and a voice remote for under $40

2021-04-13 14:35:00 www.techspot.com What just happened? Roku has announced a new streaming device that ships with the company’s latest operating system, Roku OS 10, which is said to focus more on quality-of-life improvements rather than major new features. If…

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Roku announces new $40 Express 4K+ streamer, Voice Remote Pro

Jeff Dunn 2021-04-13 09:00:35 arstechnica.com Roku's latest budget-level 4K media streamer, the Roku Express 4K+. It's still tiny, but now it can do 4K and HDR video, supports dual-band Wi-Fi, and has a remote with a mic for voice…

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Robosen Robotics’ Optimus Prime collectible responds to voice commands

2021-04-09 11:30:31 www.engadget.com Robosen Robotics has teamed up with Hasbro to build an Optimus Prime collectible that can do more than just look cool in a display case. The companies' Optimus Prime is a programmable robot that can actually…

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Spotify stays quiet about launch of its voice command ‘Hey Spotify’ on mobile – TechCrunch

Sarah Perez 2021-04-07 19:51:03 feedproxy.google.com In 2019, Spotify began testing a hardware device for automobile owners it lovingly dubbed “Car Thing,” which allowed Spotify Premium users to play music and podcasts using voice commands that began with “Hey, Spotify.”…

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