Speaking in his final keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show before he steps down from his leadership role at Microsoft, company chairman Bill Gates launched this second digital decade. In his speech, Gates said the decade will be one in which "computing power will become ubiquitous" and user interfaces will more closely reflect the way people interact with each other. But while Microsoft is touting Sync and Tellme as cutting-edge examples of the human interface, Judith Markowitz, speech industry analyst, is quick to point out that there are many other examples already, including the touch-screen interface for Apple's iPhone, Nintendo's Wii video game system that relies on a player's motion to control onscreen activity rather than a typical joystick, and myriad voice-enabled navigation and mobile search systems.
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