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Amazon's Alexa voice technology now open to third parties

Amazon has announced that their Alexa voice technology, which powers the company's weird Echo voice assistant and cylindrical speaker, is now available to third party developers, allowing them to integrate the technology into their products for free.

Hands-free "Ok Google" voice search now available in Chrome

While Google has offered voice search for a while via plug-ins and a beta program, the company has now officially rolled out hands-free searching for everyone. After enabling the feature, users can say "Ok Google" to ready the service to…

Amazon to expand Fire TV's voice search later this summer

Amazon on Thursday revealed that its Fire TV media streaming box would soon be getting an upgrade in the voice search department. Crackle, Hulu Plus and Showtime will soon integrate their full catalogs into Fire TV’s voice search function. …

Google TV update adds voice search, PrimeTime guide

Unfazed by the lukewarm reception its Google TV platform has seen so far, the search giant is moving ahead with its efforts to blend Internet entertainment with traditional television programming and conquer people’s living rooms. Today, the company announced a…

Google expands Knowledge Graph, trials Gmail content in search

Google announced a handful of updates for search yesterday in a post titled “Building the search engine of the future, one baby step at a time”. According to the company’s vision, that future involves understanding what your search queries mean…