A Glitchy Product Demo

Ambient noise? He’s wearing a headset!!

Microsoft’s Vista Demo Goes Awry (Video)

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#1 http:// on 09.09.06 at 5:40 pm

It wasn’t ambient noise. It was a combination of the gain of the mic being set far too high (notice it was spiking 100% most of the time?) and an old build of the software that lacked the gain-compensation features. If you try this stuff out yourself it works *very* well.

#2 rwalling on 09.09.06 at 6:24 pm

I agree with you, RMD. I’ve seen the MS voice recognition software at another demo and it was awesome. I just had to chuckle (and feel bad) at the akwardness of the demo, and the “ambient noise” comment, which was obviously not the case as you’ve pointed out.