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Old 08-02-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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Wired: Why Does the New Kindle Have A Microphone?

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/...-a-microphone/

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According to the new Kindle User’s Guide, “the microphone is not currently enabled but is provided for future use.“ Some folks think it’s for voice navigation, which could give Kindle a major accessibility advantage over its competitors.
I wonder if thats in the SDK for app developers.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Might lead to features that would help blind people and others who are disabled.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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So Bezos can eavesdrop?
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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So Bezos can eavesdrop?
Ahh, you beat me! Instead of "Your recently viewed items," we'll suddenly see a menu "Your recently discussed items."
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:41 PM   #5
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #6
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:58 PM   #7
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Voice annotation.
That would be awesome for students. What would be amazing is if they had a really good speech recognition that could transcribe your lectures but I seriously doubt the tech is there yet given how bad my Google Voice transcriptions are.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #8
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:57 PM   #9
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I'm gonna go with voice navigation. If so, we'll see some "experimental" item soon.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:03 PM   #10
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Maybe if it was restricted to wi-fi. There's no way Amazon is going to foot the 3G bill for free Skype calls.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:49 PM   #11
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Might lead to features that would help blind people and others who are disabled.
Considering that one of the features it's touting is it's ability to use the TTS to read the menus to it's user I think it's a small leap to think that they may go ahead and make it voice activated as well.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:19 AM   #12
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Voice annotation.
That's exactly the first thing that came to my mind when I read the thread title.

I agree. Voice annotations is what makes the most sense. Voice navigation has an outside shot, but I seriously doubt it. I don't think the processing power is enough for voice response to be acceptably quick. And voice calls? Skype? I'll eat my nook if that ends up being right.

Definitely annotations.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:12 AM   #13
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Next Page and Back Page voice commands would be a nice feature.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:51 AM   #14
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I don't think I'd use them since it would distract me from reading but for someone with little or no use of their hands, that would be brilliant.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:05 AM   #15
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I don't think I'd use them since it would distract me from reading but for someone with little or no use of their hands, that would be brilliant.
So, voice activated menus not for the blind, but for the handless!
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