Voice

  • SONOS One officially adds Alexa support in Australia

    When SONOS One was announced, the promise of a great speaker that supported both Alexa and Google Assistant was an inviting one. While SONOS still say Google Assistant (and Airplay 2 support is coming later this year, from today, Australians can use Amazon’s Alexa weith Australian voices, accents and...
  • Cortana is coming to Xbox One (this summer)

    Overnight Major Nelson has announced that Cortana, Microsoft’s voice assistant in Windows 10, is coming to the Xbox this Summer (US Time). With the Xbox code base upgraded to Windows 10 some months ago, it paved the way for this to happen. Having Cortana on the Xbox raises that...
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    Cortana in Windows 10 is rolling out to Australia now

    Windows 10 shipped with one of it’s best features unavailable in Australia. Cortana voice integration delivers what you know and love from the voice assistant on your phone and more, to the desktop. Back in July, Microsoft announced they would ship to additional markets outside the US after the...
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    Cortana for Windows 10 is coming to Australia “over the coming months”

    “Hey Cortana, where the bloody hell are ya?” Windows 10 is coming in just over a week and today we get some new information on the voice assistant, Cortana that’ll be introduced in Windows 10. Microsoft had already announced, on the July 29th launch day, Cortana will debut on...
  • Siri gets more proactive, and a lot more colourful in iOS9

    In iOS9, Siri is getting smarter.. lots smarter. Siri will become a blend of Cortana and Google Now and also received big cheers for being released to developers as an API. This means iOS9 apps will be able to leverage the power of voice commands to get common tasks...
  • Hands-on with Ford SYNC in Australia

    Last week Ford invited journalists to their Melbourne HQ for the launch of Ford SYNC in Australia. The first vehicle in the country to feature the voice controlled SYNC technology is the 2012 Ford Focus. The voice-enabled system is launched with a pull of the dedicated SYNC trigger on...
  • Kinect learns a new trick, voice-control in Australia

    Microsoft has today unveiled a new voice-recognition update to Xbox using it’s popular Kinect product as well as a new Zune streaming music service. The voice command implementation Microsoft is releasing in mid-December is no doubt bound to draw much comparison to Apple’s recent introduction of ‘Siri’ a voice...
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    Google Voice now available in Australia

    No doubt most Google users would be envious of our US counterparts who have enjoyed cheap call rates via Google Voice. Well today Australia gets its turn. Google have officially launched Google Voice for Australia, sadly there is one key exception. One of the best parts of Google Voice...
  • Where are the voice commands for Kinect Australia ?

    If you remember when Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 launched last year, Australian’s missed out on a key feature. Controlling content on your TV by voice commands was the thing of dreams and science fiction. Microsoft said in November that Voice control would come to Australian Kinect’s by ‘early...