We could be getting a new smartphone from Essential that works mainly on voice commands

We will definitely not see a new Essential Phone 2, but we may be getting a new smartphone from Essential that will be based on voice commands

Windows Phone 8.1’s Cortana could be so much more than a Siri knockoff

In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has a huge opportunity to eclipse both iOS and Android with the Cortana Windows Phone assistant. Here’s how.
Google Now Relationships

Hands on with Google’s new relationship-based voice recognition and calling (video)

We could use our voice to Send a text to John, but not to Send a text to Mom. An update to Google Now is changing that and we’ll show you how. (video)

Would Touchless Control change how often you use voice commands?

Moto X offers a Touchless Control feature that is always listening. Learn why this feature would increase the usefulness of smartphone voice commands.

The Siri Effect: Why Android Needs A Better Voice Interface

Android’s voice interface is great, but it lacks any of the warmth or personality of Apple’s Siri. Read on to see why I think this is a real handicap for Google Now in the battle for smartphone voice control.

Voice Dictation Showdown: iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone (Video)

An iPad, a Nexus 7, and a Nokia Lumia 920 go head-to-head in a battle for voice dictation supremacy. Watch the video to see who comes out on top!

A Week Without A Keyboard (Android Edition)

Recently I was asked the question, “what would happen if you couldn’t use your keyboard at all? What if you had to use voice input for everything?” That sounded like a question worth answering, not to mention a fun way to embarrass myself in public. So I decided to give it a go.

The Case For Voice Control On Mobile

Voice input is the victimless crime of the wireless world; it doesn’t hurt anyone, it doesn’t irreparably impair the usefulness of devices, and it provides a feature that some people find useful. Yet it gets hate from a lot of corners of the internet calling it a useless gimmick.