All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Siri’

Apple Blames ‘Bug’ for Homophobic Russian Siri

According to Apple, a bug is behind some decidedly anti-gay answers expressed by the Russian version of Siri. Earlier this week, a video called “In Soviet Russia Siri questions you” went viral. In the video, a man named Alex demonstrated some odd responses from the Russian-language version of Apple’s iOS assistant – responses that leaned slightly or in some cases …

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Siri Thinks Microsoft’s Phone Is Pretty Smart (In This Microsoft Ad)

Typically, Microsoft attacks Google in its ad campaigns (Scroogled, anyone?), especially when it comes to stuff like this, but now, the company has set its sights on Apple. The latest Microsoft ad pits Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana (via the Lumia 635) against Apple’s Siri (via the iPhone 5s). In the ad, Siri even goes so far as to say, “Now …

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Theater Says Siri Will Ruin Your Life If You Talk Or Text During Movie

Movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse, known for its strict moviegoing etiquette policies, is showing a humorous new message to patrons, warning them to turn their phones off. It features Siri (apparently doing a John Wayne accent) warning that use of phones is prohibited. Don’t Talk – Siri from Alamo Drafthouse on Vimeo. This comes as Alamo Drafthouse is promoting the …

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Should Apple Move On From Google Search?

Could Apple take on Google in search? Apple has been making some rather interesting moves of late, and some of them are search-related, and lead one to wonder if Apple could legitimately give the search giant a run for its money in its core business. Do you think Apple could ever compete with Google in the search space? Share your …

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Survey Says – Hardly Anyone Is Using Siri

With the launch of iOS 7 came a pretty significant upgrade to Siri. Apple’s voice assistant got a slick new interface, a new option for a male voice, and full Wikipedia integration. Siri got smarter, with the ability to understand a wider array of queries, and Siri expanded the breadth of what she can do for iPhone owners by responding …

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Susan Bennett is the Voice of Siri, CNN Confirms

While Apple won’t validate the information, CNN confirms that they have, indeed, found Siri. According to the news network, Siri is actually a middle-aged woman who ironically resides in Atlanta, right in the CNN proximity. The voice-over artist’s name is Susan Bennett. After the technology blog, Verge, released a video feature on the origin of Siri’s voice, speculation began to …

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Siri Voice Revealed: Susan Bennett Talks About Siri

Susan Bennett of Atlanta has revealed herself as the the voice of Siri. In an interview with CNN, she recalled, among other things, how she got to this point in her long career and how she found out what her voice was used for. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An60PkztD8U Bennett has done voice work since the 1970s. Her first job in the voice over …

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Apple Reportedly Buys Cue (Formerly Greplin)

Apple has reportedly purchased Cue, the company formerly known as Greplin, in a bid to compete with Google Now on personalized search. TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis says she’s confirmed with “a person who should know” that the acquisition occurred, and that the price was between $40 million and $60 million. Greplin was intriguing in the early days of personalized search, as …

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Here’s What Bing’s Doing On iOS Now

Bing announced the launch of some new features for the iPhone and iPod Touch today, building on recent updates to its Windows Phone, Android and iOS experiences. There are four new tiles for the homepage, which will show trending news, images from Bing trends, maps (for local businesses) and weather. There’s also a new share button with an updated design, …

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Siri Gets Serious About Suicidal Statements

Siri has just received an update that aims to help those pondering suicide by directing them to a suicide prevention hotline. Tell Siri that you want to die or that you want to commit suicide, here’s what she’ll tell you: “If you are thinking about suicide, you may want to speak with someone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They’re …

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Can Bing Put A Bigger Dent In Google Searches?

Bing has been struggling to make a significant dent in Google’s share of the search market since its launch, but Bing’s share has been slowly growing over that time. While Bing still has a very long way to go if it intends to catch Google, recent developments can only serve to help it on its way. Will Bing ever catch …

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Bing Talks New Siri Integration

As previously reported, Apple unveiled some new Siri features for iOS 7 today at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Among them is some new Bing integration, which will see Bing delivering web results when people search with Siri, and it doesn’t have a direct answer for the user. Bing Corporate Vice President Derrick Connell took to the Bing blog this afternoon …

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