Say a command: The future of data is the spoken word, judging from Google and Autonomy

According to the Hollywood version of the future, we will eventually interact with computers just by speaking to them. We've come a way from humble beginnings in voice recognition, when cinema information lines kept messing up Brighton and Birmingham,…

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ShinyJessSay a command: The future of data is the spoken word, judging from Google and Autonomy

Google and News Corp both eyeing up amazingly annoying video search portal Blinkx

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According to “rumours” both Google and the omnipresent News Corp are looking to buy themselves a bit of video search site Blinkx.

Frankly, I hate Blinkx, thanks to its ultra-aggressive advertising campaigns where half the sites I use interrupt their broadcasts to shove me off to an advert and auto-playing video of some nonsense or other. Plus, on another level, all Blinkx really does is act as a front end for YouTube…

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Gary CutlackGoogle and News Corp both eyeing up amazingly annoying video search portal Blinkx

Blinkx Remote: watch any TV show you want online

blinkx-remote.jpgWell, almost any. Blinkx Remote is a new service that helps you find full-length TV shows online. You can search by series and episode to watch shows including Doctor Who, 24, South Park and, er, Dora The Explorer. Check Techscape for the full story.

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Stuart DredgeBlinkx Remote: watch any TV show you want online