Belief in a New Relationship

Voice-controlled interfaces are the future of interactions between us and our technological resources. With the introduction of Nuance’s Dragon, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s ‘OK Google’, perspectives in reference to voice-controlled interfaces are growing increasingly intriguing by the day, and for a good reason. We at the Daily Steak firmly believe in the convenience and creativity  of voice-controlled technology, and we will be incorporating it into our news application.
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‘Smart’ Hearing Aids

The empathy that we share as humans for those impaired, in even the slightest bit, is a major driving force in the world of current technological growth. With each new day, a ‘smart’ technology is invented and with each new day we are attempting to better our existence in its entirety. These ‘smart’ technologies are an expression of human kinds desire to embrace interconnectivity, and that is exactly what the “worlds smartest hearing aid” is doing today.

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Artificial Emotion

What does it mean to relate? This is a question that has puzzled philosophers and scientists for centuries. How do we relate? With whom or what can we relate? And when we relate, are we actually relating? Without getting too deep into such philosophical questions, let us think about a specific relationship: what is the difference between a natural human voice and one generated by a computer, and can we as humans relate to a computer-generated voice at all?

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Radio Content Now On Demand

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Comcast On-Demand

You hear about a lot of products and services nowadays that bring immediate gratification, described as “on-demand” (think Comcast). Television shows, videos, and now radio content. Most of us have filled schedules, leaving little time for things that are unimportant; we want the option of getting right down into it. What Daily Steak aims to do is to provide on-demand unbiased radio content, compiled from a number of different news channels with different vantage points, and put into a responsive mobile application that brings you the content you want to hear about.

Uninterested in the story? Skip it. Is it a story you want to know more about? Drill down into it. Just want a quick update on the latest developments? Listen to the 20 second summary, then move on. Want to adjust your newsfeed on what types of stories you want to know about? You set your own preferences, and we’ll find similar articles for you to read. Daily Steak allows for all this and much more.

We want to make the news consumption experience as modern as it can be; quick, smart, and responsive, we aim to bring a whole new meaning to on-demand.

What do you think about on-demand radio?

Out With The Old, and In With The New

Out with the old

Out with the old

You’ve read up on how newspapers and news radio stations are becoming less and less popular for news consumption among the younger generations. You’ve seen the statistics on the increasing trend of getting daily news via mobile devices, and the use of several devices to gauge reactions and compare viewpoints and opinions.

Daily Steak is the next generation of news apps. Not only does Daily Steak have a Pandora-like algorithm to find you the most interesting and relevant news personalized to your tastes, but it also provides short headlining summaries of each story. Keeping it short and simple isn’t all it can do, because you can choose to delve deeper into the story by drilling into the full article after hearing the shortened summary of it. Then you can compare multiple perspectives, using it as a vantage point to oversee all opinions and allowing you to gather information to form your own opinions.

With such a huge advantage, Daily Steak is available to replace old technologies of news consumption. But how will Daily Steak improve and keep itself “new” in our society of ever-changing technological advancements? Will it come with voice control? Will it expand to using videos?

Do you agree with Daily Steak possibly being a replacement to older forms of news consumption?

“In A World”…of Interactive Voice Apps…

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Fast. Simple. Relevant. And ACCURATE. In a rapidly advancing world of new technology, these adjectives are no longer a luxury for mobile device applications. They are a mandatory prerequisite.

It’s no surprise that voice-activated apps hold a lot of promise as the quickest, easiest way to interactively engage with our mobile devices.

Assuming, of course, the apps can hear you properly, that you’re not resorted to shouting, and they don’t mistaken “together” as “weather.”

Even though the console wars of the 2013 holiday season have only just started, voice apps that are designed to make life as easy as possible (on what are supposed to be the most technologially advanced gaming platforms ever invented) are still far from perfect in accuracy.

So when searching this holiday season’s top mobile devices, how much of a factor does the quality of the voice app feature have in choosing your mobile device for information consumption? Do you have the confidence that it will accurately serve your needs, or will the frustration be too much? Would you prefer if the voice sounded less robotic, or do you barely use the feature?

How important are interactive voice apps for you when you’re browsing your mobile device? 

The Search for Interaction

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With technology as such a prominent part of our modern lives, we seem to always be searching for new technology that is not only relevant to our daily routine, but will also boost our productivity levels. What we seek are applications for our iPhone and Android devices that provide us with a revolutionary experience, one that eases our workload by optimizing our “free time” and allowing hands-free usage (a favorite for multi-taskers).

Many companies are successful in observing this consumer demand, and have developed applications that satisfy this need; whether it is a to-do application (like Carrot) or a fitness goals application (like Fitbit), there are thousands of innovative apps that almost cater to our every need.

Naturally the next question would be: What else are we looking for?

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