Somehow I missed this when it was posted but I’ve just found it regardless.
Microsoft have been working on a Siri like personal assistant control with voice command. Windows Phone already has voice commands for system tasks and within apps but Cortana is said to bring even more to the experience. It is aparently backed by Microsofts “Satori” knowledge repository that also powers the Bing search engine.
Check the post below for more detail.
The new Metro interface of XBOX 360 as well as services such as Youtube, iView, Voice control, Kinect control and more come to Aussie XBOX’s starting today.
I’ve been lucky enough to have a play with the beta and I can tell you, it just works. An easy wave to your XBOX allows you to swipe through the menu’s and a simple “Xbox…do this” command will get you to much of your content.
This is indeed a triumphant day for XBOX as it delivers a very comprehensive and novel but usefull interaction by way of Kinect and Voice control.
In other news the XBOX companion app also launches along side this dashboard update to provide soem cool interection with your Windows Phone 7 device and your XBOX 360.
Well, that didn’t take long. Considering it was an external company bought in by Apple it doesn’t surprise me a whole lot though.
Apple are sure to take measure to block this but for now, here it is!
“We are able to use Siri’s recognition engine from any device. Yes, that means anyone could now write an Android app that uses the real Siri!”
“Microsoft’s launched voice control for Kinect today, along with the Australian release of the Zune Music Pass subscription service.
Zune Music pass will launch on November 16 at $11.99 per month or $119.90 annually, with the option to run the service on Xbox Live, Windows PCs and Windows Phone 7 smartphones. I’m at the launch event right now and will update with my impressions once the event actually starts.”
Zune pass is a music subscription service that allows you to buy or rent music to listen to on your various devices.