With Kinect, Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts are easier to bellow (hands-on)

Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system is making its way into hardcore games, but not in the way everyone thought. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the hottest-selling games from the fall, will exploit the voice-recognition feature in Kinect so that you can more easily navigate through the game’s complex interface. And you can cast spells more easily by shouting them.

Developer creates YouTube voice controls for Chrome in 3 days

Proving the case both for HTML5 development and Chrome 11’s nifty new speech input functionality, developer Robert Oschler has managed to put together a demo of voice-driven YouTube controls in just three days.