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Yes, Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul just turned on your Xbox One with an ad

Aaron Paul's 'Xbox On' ad is just the latest is a string of hilarious Kinect voice command miscues.

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Microsoft reveals next-gen Kinect for Windows design, teases launch

A powered-up Kinect for Windows sensor is coming. Surprise! It looks an awful lot like the Xbox One Kinect.

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How to use Chrome's coming voice search feature today

The latest Chrome beta build includes voice search capabilities, but an extension can add the functionality to the stable version of Chrome today.

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Here's what Windows Phone's rumored digital assistant needs to win you over

Odds are, you're not using Windows Phone. If the forthcoming voice assistant is good enough, maybe you will.

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Motorola brings hands-free texting to Moto X and Droids

Users of these phones can now reply directly to incoming text messages by voice.

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Beyond Verbal knows how you're feeling, brings emotion analysis to mobile apps

Machines are becoming more human-like every day: Beyond Verbal is a Web service that can figure out your mood just by listening to the tone of your voice.

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Nuance, Intel build speech commands into PCs -- finally

If you're the kind of person who wanders around your kitchen commanding various devices to play Rolling Stones hits, this new technology may be for you.

Apple's Siri chief moves to Samsung to build connected device platform

The engineer who oversaw development of Apple's Siri technology is now at Samsung building an online service for linking together the "Internet of things."

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Control your PC with these 5 speech recognition programs

Dragon NaturallySpeaking remains the most powerful beast in speech recognition, but cheap or even free tools are staking out territory for simpler tasks.

8 tricks to speed up your workflow

Turn technology like voice recognition, SSDs and file syncing into time savers for better productivity.