All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Siri’

Don’t Take Siri Camping, She’s A Terrible Botanist

When iOS 6 launches this fall it will ship with a much smarter Siri, according to Apple. Siri’s base of knowledge will grow to include sports stats, restaurant reservation schedules, and movies times. You’ll even be able to update your Facebook or Twitter status using Siri. Hopefully, Siri will be smart enough to correctly identify poisonous plants. In this episode …

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iPhone 5 Could Be Bigger Hit Than Predecessors In China

As previously reported, Apple’s Q3 earnings reveal that the company is doing pretty well in the Chinese market. Half of the company’s revenue comes from international markets, and China is no doubt high on the list. CEO Tim Cook says revenue from the country was $5.7 billion in Q3, accounting for a whopping 48% increase year-over-year. Things may soon get …

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This New Martin Scorsese Siri Commercial Is A Lot Tamer Than Taxi Driver

Apple has put out a new iPhone/Siri commercial featuring famed director Martin Scorsese. This follows ads featuring Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel. Watching the new one, I can’t help but think about a classic scene from Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, where he is also riding in the back of a cab talking like Martin Scorsese. The biggest difference …

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Wolfram Alpha Will Help Make Samsung S Voice More Like Siri

Samsung has a smartphone voice feature called S Voice, which has been described as a Siri competitor. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S III was just called a contender for the best Android smartphone, and it comes with the feature. Wolfram Alpha, which contributes to Siri itself, announced that it is also providing data to S Voice. The Galaxy S …

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Apple Sued In China For Second Time This Week

It seems that Chinese companies absolutely love to sue Apple. After settling with Proview over the iPad name for $60 million, a chemical company named Xuebao, whose name translates to Snow Leopard, sued Apple over the name for their operating system. A third company has now stepped up to sue the company over its voice assistant, Siri. The company in …

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People Actually Liked That Zooey Deschanel iPhone Ad

A few months ago, Apple debuted a couple of new iPhone 4S ads that centered around the use of Siri and featured the high-powered celebrity presences of Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel. Jackson used Siri to help prepare dinner, while Zooey used Apple’s voice assistant to…check the weather? The Zooey Deschanel ad, in particular, was the punchline in quite …

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Jelly Bean Voice Search Vs. Siri: A Video Throwdown

Earlier this month during their WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled iOS 6. With it came some significant improvements for Siri, including some general (and much needed) performance improvements and the ability to request sports scores, movie statistics, and more. Not to be outdone, on Wednesday Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The newest version of Google’s mobile operating system is …

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Google I/O 2012: Jelly Bean’s Voice Search Is Siri With Some New Tricks

It was only a matter of time before Google brought Siri-like functionality to Android. Today at Google I/O, Google showed off Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and its new search functionality. The search is powered by Google’s recently announced Knowledge Graph, but the Voice Search uses Knowledge Graph to bring voiced responses to life’s queries. During the opening Google I/O keynote, …

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People Hesitant To Kill Life-like Robots, May Not Care So Much About Siri [Research]

All robots are not treated equally by humans, researchers are finding. The more lifelike a robot is, the more likely humans are to feel some kind of emotional connection or attachment to it. This is what Christoph Bartneck at the University of Canterbury and his team are finding. Bartneck, who is a senior lecturer and an associate editor for the …

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Chevy Sonic, Spark Are First To Get Siri Eyes-Free

One of the highlights of Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote was the introduction of iOS 6. During the presentation, Apple unveiled a bunch of great new features that would be coming to their mobile operating system when it launches alongside the new iPhone this fall. Among those awesome new features were improvements to Siri, and the addition of turn-by-turn navigation to …

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Google Stepping Up Development Of Siri Competitor

Ever since Apple launched the iPhone 4S with its Siri personal assistant software built it, there has been an expectation that Google would follow suit and put a similar feature into Android. Back in December there were rumors that Google’s Siri competitor – codenamed Majel after Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the actress who voiced the computer on Star Trek – might …

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iOS 6: Video Shows Siri For iPad In Action

One of the big stories from last week’s WWDC 2012 Apple keynote was iOS 6. The newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system comes with a slew of new features, many of them requested by users over the last couple of years. New features in iOS 6 include an overhauled (and Google-less) Maps app, Facebook integration, improvements to Siri, better …

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