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LG's Magic Remote is Driven by Dragons

By Andy Sim - on 19 Jan 2012, 11:05am

LG's Magic Remote is Powered by Nuance

Image credit: LG

Heard of LG's Magic Remote? Barring its present powers of gesture-based controls, LG has augmented the wieldy device with voice recognition and a scroll-wheel function as flaunted during CES recently. Perhaps to steal some of the limelight for themselves, Nuance has come up with a wee little press release to tell the world that LG's voice recognition abilities are, in fact, powered by Nuance's Dragon TV platform. It will support four languages to begin with, including American English, Spanish, Canadian French, and Korean.

Thanks to the Dragon's voice and transcribing abilities, users will be able to access music, movies, and gaming content by voicing the relevant keywords. For example, they can utter "Desperate Housewives" to retrieve media related to the ladies from Fairview. The same applies to web content and social media applications. "LG's smart TV portfolio was designed to give consumers a unique and unmatched living room experience, an array of entertainment and media content at their fingertips. And by integrating Nuance's voice technology, it's quickly and easily available with the spoken word," chirped Taegil Cho, Vice President and Leader of TV Product Planning Group from LG Electronics.

For those who are unaware, Nuance is also behind Apple's Siri voice recognition feature. According to Nuance's press release, the LG Magic Remote will be made available in the first quarter of 2012. To find out more, please visit LG's global site here.

Source: Nuance via Engadget