Voice

  • Microsoft unveils Cortana: Windows Phone rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now 03-04-2014 06:06 AM

    New York: Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named after an artificial-intelligence character in the company's Halo video games. Cortana tries to be chatty like Apple's...
  • Pharrell Williams signed as coach on 'The Voice' 01-04-2014 10:58 AM

    New York: NBC has signed singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of its musical competition series "The Voice." Williams scored an Oscar nomination this year for his song "Happy" from the film "Despicable Me 2." He also had a Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk on...
  • Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes his silver screen debut in 'Begin Again' 31-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Los Angeles: Singer Adam Levine is set to make his silver screen debut in John Carney's 'Begin Again'. After acting in TV show 'American Horror Story: Asylum', Levine is making his move from the rock-star stage to playing a rising rock star on the big screen in 'Begin Again', reports...
  • Watch: Singing nun takes Italy by storm after appearing on the country's talent-scouting reality show 'The Voice' 24-03-2014 03:23 PM

    A singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, has taken Italy by storm after appearing on the country's talent-scouting reality show 'The Voice'. The judges, audience and other participants had a pleasant jolt when they heard her sing. The 25-year-old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family performed Alicia Keys'...
  • Apple launches CarPlay; lets drivers access their iPhone using voice commands 03-03-2014 06:07 PM

    Frankfurt: Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The US company's CarPlay makes its debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles at the show, demonstrating the software system that...
  • Voice calling coming soon to WhatsApp: CEO Jan Koum 24-02-2014 05:53 PM

    Barcelona: The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of this year, its CEO Jan Koum said, days after its blockbuster $19 billion acquisition by Facebook. "We are driven by the mission that people should be able to stay in touch...
  • With BBM 2.0 BlackBerry adds BBM Voice, Channels for Android, iPhone 14-02-2014 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has rolled out a major update for its iconic BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. The most prominent addition in the latest BBM rollout is the addition of BBM Voice for Android and iPhone users. BlackBerry has also included the BBM Channels feature to...
  • This McDonald's employee sounds like a recorded voice! 10-02-2014 02:18 PM

    There's a McDonald's employee who sounds exactly like a voice recording. You need to listen to this to believe that he's not. This hilarious talent may one day help him have a career in Hollywood. ...
  • Punjab government draws criticism for lowering VAT on tobacco products 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Voice of Tobacco Victims, a civil society organisation, on Monday criticised the Punjab government's recent decision to roll back taxes on cigarettes from 55 to 22 per cent. Neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have increased VAT on tobacco products, professor of Surgical Oncology at...
  • List of Google Now voice commands to make the most of Google's voice assistant technology 27-11-2013 11:37 AM

    From web browsing to weather updates to traffic forecasts, Google's voice assistant, Google Now, brings users almost all information they want. Just by simply using voice commands on Google Now, users can get answers to their queries. Johanna Wright, Google's vice president of Search and Assist for Mobile, described Google...
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm gets unified telecom licence 25-10-2013 03:34 PM

    Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL), the telecom arm of Reliance Industries, on Friday said it has received a unified telecom licence that will enable it to offer voice telephony and high speed data services across the country. The Unified Licence for all 22 Service Areas across India will make the...
  • Bharti Airtel shares fall as rival Idea lowers voice volumes 25-10-2013 01:59 PM

    Bharti Airtel Ltd's shares fall as much as 2 per cent after rival Idea Cellular Ltd on Thursday reported lower voice volumes in the July-September quarter from the previous quarter. Idea is much smaller than Bharti in revenue terms, but both mobile carriers operate on the GSM technology and have...
  • CBI a powerful, respected international voice: Interpol 09-09-2013 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: The country's premier investigating agency, CBI, has come in for praise from Interpol which has described it as a "powerful and respected" voice in international arena that has placed India at the forefront of global policing. In a message on CBI's golden jubilee, "the Secretary General, Interpol Robert...
  • Emma Watson to star in 'Your Voice In My Head' 09-09-2013 05:28 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Watson has been confirmed to star in 'Your Voice In My Head', with Francesca Gregorini replacing David Yates as director. The 23-year-old actress was originally set to team up with her former 'Harry Potter' director David Yates for the adaptation of Emma Forrest's memoir a few...
  • Bangalore: NGO for stray dogs rehabilitates man's best friend 16-08-2013 10:25 AM

    Bangalore: Every dog should have his day and this is what NGO in Bangalore 'Voice of Stray Dogs' believes in. The NGO run exclusively for dogs in the city helps to rehabilitate them once they fully recover. Founder of VoSD Rakesh Shukla said the NGO also operates an exclusive rescue...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Mukesh 15-08-2013 07:10 PM

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Kishore Kumar 15-08-2013 06:16 PM

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Asha Bhosle 15-08-2013 05:40 PM

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Lata Mangeshkar 15-08-2013 05:20 PM

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema’s Greatest Voice: Mohammad Rafi 15-08-2013 05:00 PM

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Poll: Who is Hindi film music's greatest voice - Asha, Kishore, Lata, Mukesh or Rafi? 09-08-2013 01:17 PM

    Who is the greatest singer in Hindi film music? Asha Bhosle, the voice that defined romance or Kishore Kumar, the voice that still resonates with the youth or Lata Mangeshkar, the voice that made leaders cry or Mohammed Rafi, the golden voice or Mukesh, the voice of patriotism? Vote for...
  • WhatsApp adds voice messaging, crosses 300 mn monthly active users 07-08-2013 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: Messaging app WhatsApp has now added the voice messaging feature, thereby enabling users to send voice notes to other WhatsApp users. The company announced the availability of this new feature while announcing that it has now hit the 300 million monthly active users mark. The company has started...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Hemant Kumar 27-07-2013 11:13 PM

    Here's a look at the work and life of legendary singer Hemant Kumar through the years. ...
  • Airtel subsidiary approaches DoT for 4G voice call service 11-07-2013 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel's subsidiary Wireless Business Services has approached the DoT for allocation of mobile numbers to start testing of voice call services on 4G network in four service areas, including Delhi and Mumbai. "We .. intend to test voice services on our LTE (4G) network being...
  • Voices From Chernobyl lacks structure 30-05-2013 06:39 PM

    Chernobyl disaster was one of the worst man-made disasters of the 20th century. A catastrophic nuclear accident that happened on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine changed the fate of millions as the world watched in horror as the tragedy unfolded. Voices From Chernobyl is...
  • RBI listens to 'silent voices' hurt by inflation: Subbarao 09-05-2013 02:45 AM

    Srinagar: Dismissing the criticism that RBI's steps to check inflation have hurt growth, Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao on Wednesday said the monetary authority has the responsibility to listen to "silent voices" of millions of people impacted by rising prices. "There is an important constituency in the country that is...
  • For Samsung S Voice, the Galaxy S4 isn't the best smartphone 30-04-2013 06:39 PM

    As we unboxed our review unit of the just-launched Samsung Galaxy S4, the top smartphone offering that Samsung has in its lineup, we couldn't help but ask Samsung's pre-installed personal assistant S Voice the done-to-death question - "Which is the smartphone?" The question that had once led Apple's Siri to...
  • Voice-to-text just as dangerous to drivers as texting: Study 23-04-2013 11:27 AM

    San Antonio: Using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with fingers, with driver response times significantly delayed no matter which method was used, a study released on Tuesday showed. The study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University was the first...