Tag Archives: voice control

  • ‘Pac-Man Stories’ Interactive Audiobook Now on Amazon Alexa

    ‘Pac-Man Stories’ Interactive Audiobook Now on Amazon Alexa

    The rightsholders to Pac-Man at Bandai-Namco are working around the clock to figure out new ways to exploit their intellectual property. Their latest is┬áPac-Man Stories, which is technically for children but what the hey, it might be of interest to anyone with fond memories of guiding Pac-Man through a maze being pursued by ravenous ghosts. […]

  • Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Everyone hates getting up to an alarm in the morning, so a product that’s purported to be “the world’s best alarm clock” has either a very low or very high bar to clear, depending on your perspective on the matter. The Sandman Doppler is such a device. The Sandman Doppler seeks to earn its designation […]

  • Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Sometimes I feel like I am the only person left in the world who does not wish to have a robot friend in my home to help me with everyday tasks. But I will nevertheless dutifully report on the latest advancement in home robotics: Kuri, billed as “the home robot that just might change your […]

  • Google Home: Make Your House as Smart as Google

    Google Home: Make Your House as Smart as Google

    Google‘s answer to the Amazon Echo voice-controlled audio hub/speaker is called, simply, Google Home. Like Echo, Home gives you a wide variety of functions and capabilities at the tips of your vocal cords, and unlike Echo it’s got all of Google’s services and off-shoots behind it. That includes Google Chromecast, which infamously won’t cooperate with […]

  • Amazon Tap Portable Voice-Controlled Speaker

    Amazon Tap Portable Voice-Controlled Speaker

    The Amazon Echo has been one of the most beloved new tech products in recent memory thanks to its innovative voice control interface and Siri-like emblem in Alexa. Now, Alexa is available in a more portable form known as the Amazon Tap, now available from the online retail giant. Amazon Tap (as in “just tap […]

  • SpeakEmoji App Converts Speech to Emoji (Video)

    SpeakEmoji App Converts Speech to Emoji (Video)

    Words: What were they? Whatever they were, they couldn’t have hoped to compete with the almighty emoji in terms of pure communicative power, which is why an app like SpeakEmoji had to come around sooner or later. SpeakEmoji is an app that converts certain words into their corresponding emojis, which could in theory allow emoji-ignorant […]

  • Streamz Wireless Headphones for Hands-Free Streaming

    Streamz Wireless Headphones for Hands-Free Streaming

    Streaming music online isn’t really much of a novelty anymore, but that doesn’t mean the experience can’t be improved. One company that’s working to do that is Streamz, billed by the brand as “the world’s first smart headphones.” Streamz are wireless headphones designed to let users connect to online music streaming services like Spotify or […]

  • Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Sound System (Video)

    Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Sound System (Video)

    The new all-in-one sound system from Amazon might appear at first to have yet another meaningless, impressionistic name, but actually the Amazon Echo‘s name is quite descriptive. Like a natural echo, all you have to do to activate it is call out in the right direction, even from across the room. And it’s not just […]