Apple patents Siri-oriented smart dock for the home

Very smart. A place for Siri in your home so anyone can make use of the service.

In operation, a user would perform an initial setup that would include assigning an audio prompt, such as a spoken word or hand clap, that will be used to activate the unit and its services. For example, a user may want to set the prompt as a finger snap. When in listening mode, if the dock “hears” a finger snap, it will activate the iPhone’s voice recognition feature.

This opens up a lot of possibilities. Since Siri is constantly monitoring the airwaves, listening for a “go” command, why not let Siri settle arguments?

“I never said that.”
“Yes you did.”
Voice from the living room says, “Sorry, Dave, but you did say that, at 749 am this morning”