Siri-Like Voice Control Coming to Xbox 720

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The current Xbox 360 already has some rudimentary voice controls by way of the Kinect accessory, but they’re very menu-based and they’re very restrictive. We’re hearing that the next-generation Xbox, whether it’s called the Xbox 720 or something else, will have better natural language processing capabilities, not unlike what you experience with Apple’s Siri digital assistant.

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Siri and Maps Expected in Mac OS X 10.9

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While we’re not yet sure which jungle cat they’re going to choose next, we’re hearing rumblings that Apple is planning to integrate both the Siri voice assistant and Apple Maps into the newest build of Mac OS X. This is based on early test builds of OS X 10.9, the retail version of which should be launching next year.

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Siri’s Competition Heats Up, Google Search iOS App Gets Voice Functionality

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Google Now has done an excellent job at creating a Siri-like experience while maintaining its own unique certain functions and capabilities that help set it apart. Not content to just let things lay, Google is planning on bringing some of that same Google Now functionality to its Google Search application for iOS devices.

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Apple Maps Has Its Own Turn-By-Turn Navigation Using SIRI For Narration

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No longer content with letting Google control the mapping world with Google Maps, Apple announced it was diving in with its own solution. Taking a closer look at the new map system, Apple Maps has Apple doing all the cartography itself, has turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6 with narration from SIRI and also has full integration with Yelp.

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iOS 6 Could Bring Custom Maps with Siri Voice Nav, Facebook and Twitter

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WWDC 2012 is only a week or so away now and it is highly anticipated that we will finally see at least a beta of iOS 6. With that in mind, iMore created a wonderful piece talking about what features iOS 6 could possibly add, including what features it should borrow from existing platforms.

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Dragon Drive Is The Knight Rider Siri For Your Car

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You don’t need to have an R2-D2 unit in the back to talk to your vehicle. You even need to whip out your cell phone either, because Nuance Communications has officially unveiled Dragon Drive, a voice-based system that some are calling Siri for cars. I’m sure Apple appreciates the connection.

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iSight and Siri Cinema Display-Inspired Apple HDTVs Next Year

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People thought Apple was crazy when it entered the mobile phone market with the iPhone, but look at where we are now. People are saying the same thing about Apple getting into TVs, but we’ve got reason to believe an Apple HDTV is very real and very much on the way.

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