So I was waiting for Joel to pick up his rental car (a few pictures of his visit to come) at LAX last night, and I was playing with the “voice command” function.
Now, I assumed that because my old, shitty phone was made by the same manufacturer, I had to record names to be able to use voice dial.
But when I was tinkering with the phone last night, I noticed that its voice recognition software is ridiculously good. I tried like 20 different names and it picked them all up immediately.
And that’s just from taking what I typed in for each number’s name, and using some sort of conversion technology.
It’s really weird, it’s ridiculously advanced voice recognition technology for what’s basically a run-of-the mill shitty camera phone.
Granted, it’s not a feature I really use that terribly often, but it’s certainly useful when I’m driving.
Also, it’s something else for the “marginally useful yet totally nerdtastic feature” pile, a category that usually determines what electronic device I’ll be purchasing next.