San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Burlington, Mass. — Nuance Communications’ Dragon TV voice-recognition technology is being used in step-up smart-TV models in Panasonic’s 2013 TV line, the company said Sunday.
The technology will enable viewers to trigger basic TV commands, such as volume control and web searches by simply speaking.
Nuance’s Dragon TV’s text-to-speech capability also audibly reads TV text content and options on the screen, Nuance said.
Santa Clara, Calif. — Despite a 7 percent dip in global TV shipments from a year ago, North American retail sales have been steady, with unit shipments rising almost 3 percent in the third quarter of 2012, after posting small declines for the first half or the year, an NPD DisplaySearch third-quarter global TV sales report revealed.
The market trend in the U.S. has shifted toward bigger and cheaper TVs in recent months and is expected to continue through Black Friday this year.