Now this is one for the books. Asus is planning to make some voice-controlled Eees and they plan to release them before the end of the year.
“Oh for sure,” reiterated Asus CEO Jerry Shen, when TechRadar quizzed him further about voice-controlled computing.
“Actually, internally we have one team dedicated to studying voice recognition. Touch and gesture input is universal, whereas language is not universal.
“The first Eee PC or Eee Top products implementing voice-recognition and features will be ready by Q3/Q4 2009 – with our dedicated development team working with third parties in both Japan and the US and reporting directly to me. So this is something we will see very soon, later this year.”
Crazy, crazy stuff, I tell you. And you may not see it right now, but I am shaking with anticipation.
The comfort women issue is still a problem between Korea and Japan