Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 22:44 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

My thoughts tend to go to dark places these days. And so when I watched Google on Wednesday trot out one after another of its homegrown computing devices for every task and every nook of our homes, I went straight to dystopia: R.I.P. digital competition.

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RE: Voice
by leech on Fri 6th Oct 2017 20:27 UTC in reply to "Voice"
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I think the article is a bit more specific (and I found compelling) than what others have mentioned...

It's about voice-activated devices.

Because you won't browse for apps to launch, the services you use will probably be the default ones.

E.g. on a Google device it'll be Google's search, music, video, etc., with less opportunity for third-parties to get in on it.

The article gives the example that you aren't likely to say "Play song on Spotify."

I dunno. I thought it's new and interesting.

I tried this with Bixby on my Note 8. "Hi Bixby" "Open Humble Bundle" "Install Sorcery" It was at that point that instead of installing Sorcery through Humble Bundle, it opened the Google Play Store which of course wanted 4.99 for the game when I already have it in my Humble Library. Maybe I worded it wrong, may try again later.

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