CES is so last week, but there were a bunch of announcements that you ought be be caught up on so we’ll be trickling them out as we can.
Nuance, the voice recognition company behind the Dragon Dictate line, has a robust business building its technology into pretty much anything you (or it) can imagine. The company had a pretty busy CES, announcing deals with auto companies, TV manufacturers and lots of gadget makers.
The company announced Dragon Mobile Assistant, a version optimized for wearables. It was shown on Omate’s TrueSmart Android watch. Nuance also showed how Dragon, working with software from Gracenote — recently sold by Sony to Tribune C0. — can identify music on request: “Dragon, what song is playing now?”
High on the list for wearables fans is a deal to put voice recognition on the Vuzix M100 smart glasses. Users of the M100’s version 2.0 operating system will be able to control the goggle’s menu system by voice, the companies say. This is important for any kind of goggle device, but perhaps particularly so for one that’s targeted at industrial applications.
Nuance also is the owner of the excellent Swype smartphone touch keyboard. The company showed a version optimized for smartwatches at CES.