Apple's Siri May Inspire the Next PC Evolution
November 21, 2012 - 9:15am
Touch screens are all the rage now that smartphones, laptops and desktop computers are abandoning traditional interactive features (such as buttons) for a more modern approach. MacBook touch pad users have already seen a glimpse of this evolution.
Regardless, it will be a long time before every display is a touch screen. But once they have taken over the PC industry, computer manufacturers may turn to a hands-free form of interaction: voice recognition.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) became the first company to create a mainstream voice recognition platform when it released Siri and the iPhone 4S. According to DigiTimes, Taiwan-based supply chain makers believe that voice recognition will become the "next major focus for the notebook industry."
In the meantime, the PC sector has put most of its eggs into the touch screen basket. DigiTimes' sources believe that Black Friday will provide a "...
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