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Why I hate voice mail

Why I hate voice mail

$2K bounty for free/open Kinect drivers (Microsoft thinks this is illegal!)

$2K bounty for free/open Kinect drivers (Microsoft thinks this is illegal!)

Microsoft has just released its Kinect camera, a USB device that allows you to control your computer with gestures. It incorporates a motorized pivot, an RGB camera, depth-sensor and multi-array microphone "which provides full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition capabilities." The Adafruit Industries people are [...]

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships

For the first century of the automobile's use, passengers were always people or pets. However, in the past decades, automobiles have begun to carry a new "passenger": a voice-based computer agent used to give directions, warn of problems (e.g., "your oil is low"), control entertainment (e.g., "you are now listening to KQED"), and make [...]