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Re: Hack it
Battar   4/27/2015 8:58:05 AM

           Yapping "into" your phone and yapping "at" your phone are not quite the same thing.

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Re: Hack it
Steve Heckman   4/27/2015 8:40:22 AM
Voice commands make sense at home or in the car. But on a crowded bus, movie theater or in a restaurant? There will be more ER visits to get the phone removed from the "solid waste exit chute".

Just because something is possible, does not mean it should be done. Again, there are times voice commands would make sense. Even my old Motorola flip phone had that option. But to displace touch interface? Even "Star trek" got that right, which had the mixed application of both technologies.


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btwolfe   4/27/2015 8:31:49 AM
"Yapping at your smartphone" Isn't that the primary purpose of a phone, smart or otherwise? Granted, it's a one-way conversation to give commands by voice, but that's the way most phone conversations appear to everyone else anyway, especially those with a blue-tooth earpiece. Furthermore, one would assume voice commands would be tuned to the user's voice, not to anybody blurting out a command.

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Battar   4/27/2015 8:19:31 AM
Voice control is too easily hacked.

Old Dlbert cartoon - Wally is jealous of Dilberts' new voice controlled software - stands behind him and says - "at least I won't accidentally DELETE a FILE ". 

Yapping at your smartphone in public is also embarrassing. I won't be taking up voive control any time soon.

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