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CES 2019: Alexa Lives in Toilets Now

Sometimes we have to read a press release three times to check we're not making it up. Just a few short years ago, the idea of talking to your tech seemed futuristic and cool, and now here we are writing about a bog with Alexa in it. Read More >>

You’ll Soon Be Able To Talk To Your Sky Q Box

In a presentation to industry bods, Sky has revealed that its plans for this year include adding voice search and later, full voice control to its Sky Q boxes. Read More >>

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Living with Alexa: The Amazon Echo Review

Last week my partner and I welcomed a new member of our household. Alexa is only short, but she’s very chatty already. People say that it’s life changing… and they might just be right. Read More >>

Voice Control on Apple TV is About to Get Much More Useful

When the new Apple TV was announced, the inclusion of Siri was a strong selling point — too bad it turned out to suck. Finally, though, Apple is making voice control on the set-top box rather more useful. Read More >>

“OK Google” Now Works From Anywhere on Your Android Phone

There's a new update to the Google Search app that's starting to roll out that lets you say "OK Google" to trigger voice search from anywhere instead of just the homescreen. That is awesome. Read More >>

This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone

Voice control is a super convenient way to control stuff with your phone, at least when your AI isn't just shouting error messages at other computers. Googolplex makes it even better by unlocking Siri to let her control your stereo, your thermostat; honestly, just about anything. Read More >>

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The Ultimate Voice Control Showdown

Windows Phone 8.1 is here, and with it comes not only with a notification centre but a brand new Halo-style voice assistant. But how does Cortana shape up against her competitors, who have a year or two of experience on her? Surprisingly well. Read More >>

Chrome is Finally Getting Hands-Free “OK Google” Search

Even if your family gets bored and stops listening to you this Christmas, at least your computer will still have open ears. Just in time for the dark nights of winter, Google has officially released voice recognition for Chrome browsers in the form of a Chrome extension. Read More >>

The First Piece of Google Chrome’s Conversational Future Is in Place

The first crazy leaps into a Star Trek future just showed up in the latest stable build of Chrome. As of now, "Conversational Search" has now rolled out, which means that Chrome can now remember what you're searching for if you ask a couple of questions in a row. Read More >>

Apparently You’ll Just Be Able to Shout at Your Xbox to Turn It On

The Xbox rumours are flowing thick and fast at the moment, with the latest report stating that Microsoft's going all-in with voice recognition, allowing you to simply walk in the room and shout "Xbox on" to fire the thing up. It's even going to go all Siri-like on us too, let's just hope it's a tad more useful in the UK than Apple's poor-excuse-for-butler. Read More >>

Say Hi to The New Google Chrome Beta, It’s Listening

Voice control has been the trend in phones for a while now, but it's not content to just stay there. The newest Chrome Beta 25 is introducing a Web Speech API, which means a talk-y future is on the horizon, hopefully. Read More >>

Point and Laugh With/At LG’s Updated Magic Remote

This isn't Christmas 2012's hottest sex toy. It's LG's revised Magic Remote, the new way to turn the act of changing channels into a never-ending loop of frustration. Read More >>

Soon Your Phone Will Know How You’re Feeling

Of course we spend a lot of time talking into our phones, but more and more we're also spending a lot of time talking to them. For the most part they tend to be pretty good at simply retrieving data, but soon they might be able to figure out your mood as well. Read More >>

RIM Getting in on the Siri Clone Scene With BB10 Voice Assistant

RIM is set to jump on the clumsy voice control/personal assistant bandwagon, with developers reporting that the latest BlackBerry 10 OS alpha code has been updated to feature a selection of voice-activated personal assistant features. Read More >>