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Ditch Your Keyboard With Windows Voice Commands

Keyboards and mice are so 20th century. Here's how to drive your Windows 7 PC by voice alone, and dictate all your text.

Cut the Cord: Low-Cost and Free Landline Phone Alternatives

Begone, monthly phone bill! New and improved products like NetTalk Duo, the Ooma Telo, and the YMax MagicJack offer full-featured phone service at a fraction of the cost of regular landline service.

Say It With Me: Voice Is Ready for Prime Time

Talking is the best user interface. But is the technology there yet?

Getting Things Done With Froyo Voice Actions

Google has added new Voice Action interactive voice control features to Android 2.2--enabling users to perform most common Android functions just by speaking.

Google Expands Voice Search With New Actions

UPDATE: Google introduced a tool for easily sending links from Chrome on a PC to an Android phone, and added 12 actions to Voice Search in Android 2.2.


Google Voice Failures: Lost in Transcription

Google’s Web-based phone service sends voicemail transcripts to your inbox. Whether they make any sense is another matter entirely.


Dial2Do: Hands-Free E-Mail, Texting, and More

This awesome services turns your spoken words into text messages, calendar entries, Facebook updates--you name it. It's hands-free heaven.


Ford Announces the myFord Touch Interface

The technology will roll out in high-end vehicles first, but will be provided as a standard feature for the Ford Focus starting in 2012.

Google Voice Without a New Number

Google now allows you to link its' Google Voice voicemail service with your existing phone number.


Windows 7 Speech Recognition: Say What?

Based on a test on the fly, Windows 7's speech recognition capabilities were a pleasant surprise.