Tag Archives: Commands

Spooky Noises Can Covertly Trigger Smartphone Voice Commands: Report

Always-on listening devices were popularised with the first Moto X back in 2013. Saying “Ok Google Now” could wake the phone up even from standby, because dedicated hardware was constantly listening to ambient sounds to pick up that catchphrase. We’ve come a long way since then, and today you have dedicated voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, that ... Read More »

New App to Enable Mid-Air Commands on Smartphones, Smartwatches

As wearable devices grow and screens shrink, a team of Indian-origin researchers has developed a new sonar technology that allows you to interact with smarwatches by writing or gesturing on any nearby surface – a tabletop, a sheet of paper or even in mid-air. Called FingerIO, it tracks fine-grained finger movements by turning a smartphone or smartwatch into an active ... Read More »

Google Docs Now Lets You Use Voice Commands for Editing

Google back in September last year introduced the ability to type in Docs on the Web inside Chrome using voice commands. Now, the search giant has extended the feature letting users even make edits using their voice. To get started, users can simply select ‘Voice typing’ in the ‘Tools’ menu inside Docs in Chrome and start giving voice commands to ... Read More »