Tuesday, December 20, 2011

IBM touts mind control as next big thing in interface

IBM seems to think that talking to your iPhone or Xbox through Siri or Kinect is so this year. They predict that in five years, the hardware will be small enough and cheap enough to become mainstream.

The art of typing seems to have a chance at being supplanted  by speech recognition pretty rapidly. Still, I'm not so sure I like the idea of bypassing any natural human displays of gesture in order to type faster or to change the channel by simply thinking about it. My, how far we've come since The Clapper.

Link: IBM Research News

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kinect interface to be built into smart TVs?

This article over at The Daily that I seemed to have missed last week, stated that some sort of Kinect TV is in the works.They also mention Sony as being one of the manufacturers. This seems to be about right in line with the next logical step for Kinect. As for Kinect in a Sony TV, I'll believe it when I see it.