Kyle Wiggers is an avid writer, web designer, podcaster, and video producer with an acute interest in all things technology. When not reviewing or commentating on gadgets, apps, and videos, he enjoys reading New Yorker feature articles, tinkering with computers, and playing the occasional game of Rock Me Archimedes.
The Moto X phone is Motorola’s worst-kept secret. Innumerable photos, videos, and benchmarks have been revealed months before the smartphone’s rumored late August launch, and show no sign of stopping. Today, the leaks continue with a particularly juicy video detailing a compelling aspect of the Moto X: voice commands from the lock screen.
Called Open Mic, the feature works in tandem with Google Now to perform voice-initiated tasks. Activated either by a custom phrase or the default “ok moto magic,” Open Mic listens for spoken phrases when the Moto X phone’s screen is off. When a command is recognized, the phone is unlocked [...]