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How to order your iTunes around

"VoiceTunes" software lets you order up songs by oral command.

One Voice Technologies

You know all those commercials touting car stereos that respond to voice commands? Now you can do the same irritating thing even if you don't drive.

Other companies have toyed with building this feature directly into MP3 devices as a proprietary technology, but One Voice Technologies has developed software that it says will work with various music players. "VoiceTunes" plays nice with both iTunes and Windows Media Player, the company says, "allowing you to play music by simply saying the artist name, album, genre, or your favorite playlist."

Just what we need. In addition to being assaulted by loud-talkers on mobile phones, now we'll be hearing them verbally abusing their playlists too.