Voice Recognition News

News: Correction: Xbox Music for Kinect is Not Launching This Year

Correction: Xbox Music for Kinect is Not Launching This Year

Crossed wires

Scratch what we wrote yesterday about Xbox Music coming this year — it seems the source of the story misinterpreted Steve Ballmer's comments about the service. Rather than launch new music software, Kinect will add voice chat to Zune, as a Microsoft representative confirmed: A recent demonstration of upcoming Xbox features showcased...

News: Here's a List of Useful Kinect Voice Commands

Here's a List of Useful Kinect Voice Commands

Xbox, inform!

If your Kinect, like a naughty puppy, is failing to obey your simple commands then perhaps this helpful list of voice activation phrases for Kinect will help out. Most of these phrases are just for use in the Kinect Hub, though some are for use with Sky Player, for example. Remember that this is a partial list of phrases, so if you...

News: Sorry Gamers Down Under, Kinect Can't Understand You

Sorry Gamers Down Under, Kinect Can't Understand You

But it will in 2011

Kinect's voice recognition works a treat as long as you live in a supported country and speak a particular language – at the moment English, Mexican Spanish and Japanese. Not all varieties of English are accepted though, as Australians and New Zealanders are about to find when the sensor launches there without voice commands...