Lauren Goode

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Nuance, Will You Turn On the TV for Me?

Nuance, which makes voice-recognition technology, said today that it is powering the voice-control features in Samsung’s 2012 line of Internet-connected TVs. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Samsung showed off how its “smart” TV’s respond to voice commands to power-on, change channels, browse the Web and talk on Skype. Nuance has gotten a boost over the past year due to hype surrounding the iPhone 4S’s Siri, though it reported disappointing first-quarter earnings due to complex mobile relationships and delayed revenue.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik