Nuance's Dragon Go! Available on Android
Nuance Communications today announced that its Dragon Go! application is now available to the Android platform. Rather than offer simple voice dictation for search queries, Nuance says that Dragon Go! is contextually aware and will thus offer better search results. The app uses Nuance's Dragon voice recognition technology with "natural language understanding, unique analytical tools, and elements of artificial intelligence." The search application also combs hundreds of top content sites, such as Bing, Facebook, iTunes, Twitter, and YouTube, to deliver more relevant results. Dragon Go! can also be used to issue voice commands and works with a number of different native Android applications. Dragon Go! for the Android is free to download and use.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Aug 20, 2015
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.
Awareness API from Google to Power Contextually Aware Apps
May 19, 2016
Developers will soon be able to make their apps aware of their surroundings thanks to the new Awareness API. The API can support up to seven different signals at once, including time, location, places, beacons, headphones, activity, and weather, to deliver contextually aware information.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.