Voice

  • Ooloo tries to be different from Siri, Google Now, gets real humans to answer your queries August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are tired of explaining to voice-based search apps what you are searching for, then here is a solution for you. A new human-powered search solution - Ooloo - has made its way to both Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. Unlike popular virtual assistants like...
  • Malaysian Airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says UN Civil Aviation body July 24, 2014

    Ottawa: The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the United Nations civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down...
  • Google aims to roll out voice-based search services in Indian regional languages June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Driven by increasing penetration of affordable smartphones and cheaper data plans, voice-based search is expected to witness manifold growth in the next few years in India, search giant Google said today. Google, which offers voice-based search in 47 languages globally, also expects to roll out services in Indian regional...
  • Domino's now lets you order pizza using voice commands, adds Siri-like virtual assistant to its Android, iPhone apps June 17, 2014

    New York: The Domino's pizza delivery chain on Monday plans to introduce a function on its mobile app that lets customers place orders by speaking with a computer-generated voice named "Dom," part of an ongoing to take business away from rivals and smaller pizza shops by offering more convenient ways...
  • Modi says his inner voice made him choose Bhutan June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: "My inner voice said I should visit Bhutan first." This is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while explaining why he chose Bhutan as his first foreign destination. "After such a big mandate, there is usually a temptation to visit some big powerful nation so that there is...
  • Young women, husky voice may kill your job chances May 30, 2014

    Good work experience and a charming personality fine but a deep, husky voice could be a deterrent for a young woman to land a good job. According to a significant study, recruiters view women with husky voices as less educated and competent, among other undesirable traits. "The results show that 'croaky' voice...
  • On strict voice rest, tweets Sophie Choudry April 28, 2014

    Sophie on voice rest Actress-singer Sophie Choudry is enjoying playing dumb charades, thanks to voice rest advise. "Wow! 46 hours since I last spoke. On strict voice rest! On the plus side, my dumb charades technique is improving," she posted on Twitter Monday. The "Shaadi No. 1" actress is also planning to have...
  • Gwen Stefani likely to join 'The Voice' as judge April 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Gwen Stefani is reportedly in talks to join the singing reality show 'The Voice' and may fill in for current judge Christian Aguilera when she goes on a maternity leave. Stefani may join 'The Voice' as a judge for the upcoming seventh season. Reports suggest Stefani is close...
  • Men can't manipulate their voice to sound more attractive April 14, 2014

    Washington: Trying to sound more attractive? Men can't do so! Men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble doing so, a new study has found. Researchers from Albright College in US found that women can manipulate their voice to attract a mate by lowering...
  • Microsoft unveils Cortana: Windows Phone rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now April 3, 2014

    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 Siri,...
  • Pharrell Williams signed as coach on 'The Voice' April 1, 2014

    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 the...
  • Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes his silver screen debut in 'Begin Again' March 31, 2014

    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 eonline.com. The...
  • Watch: Singing nun takes Italy by storm after appearing on the country's talent-scouting reality show 'The Voice' March 24, 2014

    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 March 3, 2014

    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 allows...
  • Voice calling coming soon to WhatsApp: CEO Jan Koum February 24, 2014

    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 anywhere...
  • With BBM 2.0 BlackBerry adds BBM Voice, Channels for Android, iPhone February 14, 2014

    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 the...
  • This McDonald's employee sounds like a recorded voice! February 10, 2014

    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 January 27, 2014

    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 Tata...
  • List of Google Now voice commands to make the most of Google's voice assistant technology November 27, 2013

    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 October 25, 2013

    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 company...
  • Bharti Airtel shares fall as rival Idea lowers voice volumes October 25, 2013

    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 similar...
  • CBI a powerful, respected international voice: Interpol September 9, 2013

    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 K...
  • Emma Watson to star in 'Your Voice In My Head' September 9, 2013

    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 August 16, 2013

    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 August 16, 2013

    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 August 16, 2013

    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 August 16, 2013

    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 August 16, 2013

    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 August 15, 2013

    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? August 9, 2013

    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...