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Is the keyboard dead? Voice-activated dictation is here

Is the keyboard dead? Voice-activated dictation is here
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Slowly but surely, cars are losing their drivers and humans are losing their jobs to robots. What else could possibly disrupt our everyday lives and tasks? Believe it or not, computers could soon start ditching their keyboards.

OK, I might have gotten ahead of myself. Computers won't completely ditch keyboards in the near future, but it could happen somewhat soon. That's because Google Docs has enabled voice-activated dictations, so you might never have to use your fingers to type anything again!

And so far the program works great! Inside Google Docs app, there's a new option that lets you dictate your story. To test it out and see how it works, The Wall Street Journal wrote its entire story using the tech it's talking about. 

There were typos of course, but all in all the tech will certainly help out those with disabilities, as well as make things more convenient for some busy people who might not have time to type out a full story. 

For complete instructions, straight from Google itself, watch the video below to learn how to use voice dictation within Google Docs.

And speaking of voice technology, Apple has also announced that Siri will be added to Mac computers with OS X 10.12, so she's no longer limited to just iPhones and iPads. The rumor is that all you'll need to do is say "Hey Siri" and the virtual assistant is at your command.

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