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FlexyMike Dual Ear Cardioid review: One of the finest mics available for dictation on your Mac

Despite some comfort issues, the FlexyMike Dual Ear Cardioid's accuracy makes it an ideal mic for Dragon Dictate.

Apple's acquisition of speech recognition company speaks to Siri improvements

Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that it bought U.K.-based speech-recognition firm Novauris last year, suggesting the company is focusing on improving its virtual assistant, Siri.

Apple's Siri chief moves to Samsung to build connected device platform

The engineer who oversaw development of Apple's Siri technology is now at Samsung building an online service for linking together the "Internet of things."

Vox technica: How Siri gets its voice

Thanks to some journalistic sleuthing, we now know the name of the actor whose voice was used as the basis for the speech of Apple's digital assistant. Marco Tabini consults with industry experts to find out how a person's voice becomes Siri's persona.

My office is not a starship, or why speech recognition is not for me

Speech recognition may be the technology of the future, but Joe Kissell finally realized it was not the technology for him.

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Clockwise Podcast 1: Siri wins the lottery

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Jason Cross, and Lex Friedman launch a new podcast and discuss smartwatches, Windows Phone, voice control, and the App Store at 5.

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Hands on with Chrome for iOS's new voice search

Google has updated Chrome for iOS with the voice search feature found in its Google Search app.

Using Mountain Lion's dictation and text-to-speech features

Class is back in session and there's no reason to write notes for the upcoming test. Use dictation instead! Professor Breen explains how.

Mountain Lion Dictation versus Dragon Dictate

When it comes to dictating to your Mac, you have two great alternatives: The Dictation tools built into OS X Mountain Lion and Nuance's Dragon Dictate. Kirk McElhearn explains which tool is right for different users and different uses.

How to use transcription with Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac

Kirk McElhearn takes a close look at how the new transcription feature works in Dragon Dictate.