General Chat Thread, What's with the obsession with touchscreens and voice entry? in General; Originally Posted by localzuk
Most teachers do *something* that is outside the realm of a browser and office.
Perhaps true, ...
3rd May 2012, 12:18 PM #46
Perhaps true, but I suspect that a well-specced Windows 8 tablet would meet those needs. I will concede that the range of apps available on both Android and IOS prevent exclusive use of tablets - at present, anyway, and maybe by the time Win8 tablets all-round is viable (or should that be, by the time Win9 is released?!), the other tablet OSs will have caught up.
Originally Posted by localzuk
3rd May 2012, 12:20 PM #47
3rd May 2012, 12:40 PM #48
Due to the increase in voice commands for everyday equipment such as the Xbox kinect in homes parents who find their hands full with their young children are using voice commands frequently.
How long till we hear a childs first words as "xbox play"
3rd May 2012, 01:54 PM #49
Voice commands make it so much easier to send that "vital" text message while driving... :-)
Seriously though, a voice-controlled satnav would be nice.
3rd May 2012, 02:07 PM #50
Particularly if she recognised the command "what are you on about you stupid b*$%h!" and double-checked her route, or the one that would often be useful, "shut up for a minute would you?" when you're somewhere you know and don't need constant demands to bear left in 30 yards, or you're on a new road and she's constantly telling you to turn left so you get back to a road she knows about.
Originally Posted by enjay
(not meaning to come across sexist, just my GPS is a lady voice, because I'm so used to obeying orders given in a female tone)
Last edited by sonofsanta; 3rd May 2012 at 02:08 PM.
3rd May 2012, 03:19 PM #51
That's more what I was thinking. I tend to set the satnav up before leaving home, and have it talk me through the whole journey even though I know 99% of the journey and just need guiding for the last few miles.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
3rd May 2012, 06:11 PM #52
You should try it with a NZ accent, it is still horrible and you would have to spend a whole year training it just to get it up to a remotely usable level. I tried it when I broke my arm a few months back.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
I also agree with those that point to this being a bit of a symptom of the Apple inspires 'consume' at all costs to yourself culture. Creativity is still not widespread and that computers lasted as long as they did as the tool of choice was a good thing for all those creative types. With lower volume comes hire cost and so there will be a penalty for actually being able to get the tools to create stuff efficiently in the future.
I like the whole touch thing for certain devices but I think that it must be only a part of the way that people deal with computers not the bee-all-and-end-all of computer interfaces that it is being made out to be by the advertising leaches.
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