Some of the companies that make the most popular tech devices would like to hear you talking more.
Last week, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, a new video game console that will expand upon the Xbox 360 Kinect’s ability to do things based on your spoken commands. “Xbox, watch ESPN,” you might tell the thing. Or “Xbox, turn off ‘Halo,’ I need some sleep.” Google is adding voice search to desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser. And of course, Apple’s voice-command companion Siri continues to answer questions about movie showings and the weather on iPhones and iPads and will find her way into newer automobiles that incorporate the technology.
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