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Speech recognition added to Microsoft’s Live Search

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While GPS may have solved the embarrassing problem of having to ask for directions, Microsoft has put the human touch back into asking for the information you need…well sort of.

Microsoft has just launched speech recognition options as a part of its new Live Search for Windows Mobile 5 and 6. If you love to hear the sound of your own voice, feel free to ask away when searching for business listings and locations.

Here’s hoping it picks up on speech eccentricities better than my overnight carrier’s automated speech recognition technology (“No today – pick up the package today… no I can’t repeat it clearer!”).

Other brand new features include on-the-go helpers such as hours of operations for a business, local gas prices and synchronization with your GPS to truly localize your searches.

Read [EngadgetMobile]

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