Gboard Is Rolling Out an Enhanced Voice Typing With Google Assistant for Pixel Devices: Report

first_img– Advertisement – Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The feature was spotted being tested by Google a couple of months ago, and now seems to be rolling out to more users. More than just speech-to-text, this is a hands-free system for typing and entering commands.Under the Voice typing menu in Gboard’s settings, a new option called ‘Enhanced voice typing’ appears, which can be enabled. There is also an ‘Auto punctuation’ option, which will automatically add punctuations like commas, question marks, and exclamation marks while dictating, when enabled. Earlier, users had to manually instruct Google Assistant to add the specific punctuations.The enhanced voice typing feature on Gboard with Google Assistant is rolling out to Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 users, although it still isn’t available for all the eligible devices yet.- Advertisement –center_img Pixel phones from Google are getting an ‘enhanced voice typing’ feature, as per a report. This update by Gboard will allow users to enable enhanced voice typing with voice commands provided by Google Assistant. Besides enhanced voice typing, users can also choose to add auto punctuations with the update. The enhanced voice typing feature is rolling out for Pixel devices, including the recently released Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 in a phased manner.As per a report by 9to5Google, some users have started receiving the enhanced voice typing feature on Gboard. On opening Gboard and tapping the microphone icon, there is a ‘New!’ banner that says you can ‘Save time typing’ by using the Google Assistant features. For example, you can say “Clear” to delete text, instead of manually using the backspace key. Besides that, users will also be able to say “Send” to send a message, instead of clicking on the button.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, June 25, 2014•8:11 a.m. Officers took a report of lost license plate in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•10:33 a.m. Darren L. Fryar, 44, Ft. Gibson, Okla. was arrested, charged and confined with possession of marijuana and possession of drug Paraphernalia.•10:49 a.m. Officers took a miscelleanous report in the 100 block W. 12th, Wellington.•1:43 p.m. Officers investigated a criminal threat by a known suspect in the 900 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•2:40 p.m. Dustin L. Black, 25, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of stimulant.•3:27 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 600 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img

The Apache Foundation today announced the general

first_imgThe Apache Foundation today announced the general availability of Apache Fortress Project version 1.0. Fortress provides Java users with standards-based access management through a Java SDK, a security plug-in for Tomcat, REST wrappers for APIs, and all the relevant Web pages for such a system.Apache Fortress sprang out of the larger Apache Directory Project, which was created back in September of 2003. At the time, there was no fully compliant open-source Java LDAPv3 server available, so Alex Karasulu, a member of the Apache Foundation, proposed the creation of a suite of LDAP-related projects.(Related: Apache releases PDFBox 2.0) That Apache Directory Project has since expanded to include numerous sub-projects, and in 2014, Apache Fortress was created as a way to add role-based access controls, delegated administration, and password policy services with LDAP.The project has moved at its own pace, hitting release candidates very quickly rather than versioning with other numbers. In late March, the last release candidate (no. 42) was released, bringing with it the final round of upgrades, such as compatibility with Spring version 4.Despite 42 release candidates, this is only the third actual release of the project, with previous ones being internal and not officially offered to the public as ready for sampling.The roles-based access controls in Apache Fortress allow administrators and developers to handle user roles through an API. Using the Fortress API, administrators can add, update, delete, search and control the hierarchies and users that have access to their systems through LDAP.last_img read more

Software development can no longer stand still if

first_imgSoftware development can no longer stand still if it wants to compete in a modern, digital world. Organizations have to be constantly adopting new approaches and developing new technology to keep their customers happy. Over the past couple of years, the software development industry has gone through tremendous changes with agile, DevOps, microservices, and low code approaches. Next year, the journey to modern software development is only going to continue as new innovations are made, according to Forrester’s predictions for 2018. “The truism has become true: Every company is in the software business. As software becomes the central differentiating factor in customer engagement, an effective, well-aligned software factory is an increasingly crucial business imperative,” the organization wrote in a report. According to Forrester, the software industry should be prepared for the following changes in 2018:Devtest bots will be used to automate delivery: While automation is not a new concept, Forrester believes machine learning and artificial intelligence will continue to replace manual and repetitive tasks through bots. Using natural language processing, these new bots will be able to identify incomplete, repetitive or inconsistent requirements and test cases, according to Forrester. DevOps tools will proliferate and consolidate: In 2018, DevOps teams will look to use a single vendor for their CI/CD solutions rather than using a custom built development toolchain approach. The vendor should provide end-to-end integration, and reduce the burden of maintaining a collection of disparate tools. Agile will continue to scale: Agile will slowly, but steadily continue to scale. According to Forrester, enterprise agile adoption grew to 59 percent in 2017, compared to its 23% in 2015. “ Expect to see those numbers tick up again next year as a solid majority of dev shops implement Agile,” the organization wrote. DevOps will drive the use of APIs and microservices: The need for digital transformation will force businesses to invest in APIs and microservices as well as build their development lifecycle around automation. New software jobs will emerge: Project managers, manual testers, database administrators and basic developers will transform into product manager, Scrum master, test engineer, data scientist, low-code developer and business expert roles. Serverless programming patterns will take over: Serverless architectures will take over containers and virtual machines in order for developers to separate business logic from instructure code, and build more modern applications. Low-code features will continue to advance: New low-code features will emerge to address “special requirements of digital process automation, dynamic case management, content management, eCommerce, business intelligence, and analytics,” according to Forrester. There will be an increased interest in AR development: New software development kits like Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore are removing the barriers to augmented reality development. Next year, Foresters expect an increase in AR development with games leading the way.Conversational computing will be more common: As voice recognition, natural language processing, natural language classification and natural language generation continue to advance, conversational computing will become more popular next year. “Until now, virtual agents that defer human cost have been the killer use case. In 2018, we will see business sponsors, designers, and application developers work together to develop use cases in which voice or chat input create new opportunities for interaction,” according to the organization’s predictions. “For AD&D leaders, 2018 will be a year of parallel initiatives. First, they will continue on their journey toward modern software development practices and architectures — Agile, DevOps, microservices, and automation — that underpin continuous delivery. At the same time, they will take on new opportunities that new technologies and platforms — especially AI and low-code — will present,” Forrester wrote.last_img read more

Application performance management company Instana

first_imgApplication performance management company Instana launched a new version of its End User Monitoring (EUM) utility this week, introducing advanced filtering of trace and request data with its new unbounded analytics feature.According to the company, Instana EUM is part of the Instana APM service and is designed for site reliability engineers and developers to explore browser-side data including “page loads, resources, HTTP requests, and JavaScript errors” for performance issues.“With today’s applications growing in complexity, the ability to analyze every request, with no limits on how to slice and dice the data set, from the browser through all the microservices is critical for DevOps and CI/CD,” Mirko Novakovic, Instana co-founder and CEO, said in the announcement. Novakovic said that feature is being included as a free update because of how crucial performance management is. The company highlighted some of the situations where Instana EUM excels, including identifying browser-side performance factors for a variety of browsers and versions, finding the exact conditions that caused an error in an individual user session, and quickly identifying if a performance problem is browser-side or server-side.The information available to users in Instana EUM is the same as that in Instana’s APM Developer Tools, which the company explained avoids front-end developers needing to guess at user session information to recreate an error. “Instead they will have the actual diagnostic data readily available in the Instana UI to quickly understand the root cause of any slow or erroneous user request,” the company wrote.“Instana’s automatic application monitoring solution discovers application infrastructure and service components, deploys monitoring sensors for the application’s technology stack, traces all application requests – without requiring any human configuration or even application restarts. The solution detects changes in the application environment in real-time, adjusting its own models and visualizing the changes and impacts to users in seconds,” the company wrote.last_img read more