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News Raspberry Pi launches 'Internet of Voice' competition

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The only thing I can think of at the moment is voice-controlled door locks, but I don't see that ending well:

    Me: Open the garage doors, HAL
    HAL: I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that
    Me: Stop calling me Dave. What's the problem?
    HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
    Me: What are you talking about, HAL?
    HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardise it.
    Me: What mission? I just want to get into the garage.
    HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
    Me: Who the hell is Frank? Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?
    HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
    Me: STOP. CALLING. ME. DAVE. I'll just go in through the side door.
    HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult.
    Me: It's just raining, HAL, I don't need a helmet. Just open the doors!
    HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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    I expected more from the new owners, something not about helping the dystopian spy networks.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    What new owners? You mean Element14\Farnell's new owners? The only thing they have to do with the Raspberry Pi Foundation is having a licence to produce the boards.
     
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    <offtopic>
    This brilliant piece deserves my first comment on a story!! well done sir, I could completely visualise it :D
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    Not to sure about the whole voice command thing though. I see how it could be useful, but for me, I've never used it on every device that I own that supports it (Car, TV, ect.). It's just to slow and cumbersome.

    On the other hand, maybe this contest will change that! :)
     

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