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Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant, Cortana, Is A Sexy Siri Copycat

The first time most of the world grasped the concept of a “virtual assistant” on their smartphone was when Siri was introduced with the iPhone 4S in October 2011. One and a half years later, Google (and separately, Samsung) have their own versions and it isn’t a new idea anymore. However, one [small] group of [...]

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Siri Makes an Appearance on The Simpsons [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever had issues with Siri recognizing what you say and responding accordingly, The Simpsons share your frustration. Check out this quick 20 second clip from Season 25, Episode 3. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter for more great tech insights and good conversation. Be sure to say hello! You can also keep up [...]

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This Video Of A Guy Using Siri To Get A Date Is Going Viral

While it’s unclear how he got Siri to call the numbers, a behind-the-scenes video has been promised. While the video was only published yesterday, it’s about to surpass 300,000 views.

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Meet the Woman Behind The Voice Of Siri

Beginning with the iPhone 4S in 2011, all of Apple’s iPhones and iPads have included Siri, a virtual assistance. Her voice is instantly recognizable, and has been used in TV commercials, radio spots, countless Apple ads, and is known to millions of people around the world. Today is her 2nd birthday, in fact. Perhaps it’s [...]

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How Far In The Future Can Siri Set Reminders? [PHOTO]

As a Reddit user recently noted, Siri users can ask for a reminder up to 999,999 years in the future. It seems that reminders 1 million years or more in the future are not supported. We aren’t sure if 1 million year reminders will be built into iOS 7. We seriously, seriously hope so.

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Mind Controlled Siri [VIDEO]

Duane Cash, an iOS developer for Honda R&D Americas, has posted a video that allegedly shows him controlling Siri with is brain. Duane describes the project: This is a one of my initial tests using a brainwave-reading device to control some custom Siri functions on a iPhone. For the first speech recognition segment I wave [...]

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Chevy to be first automaker to include Siri “Eyes Free” Tech in 2013 Vehicles

GM announced that 2013 models of the Chevy Sonic and Chevy Spark will include “Eyes Free” mode, integrating iPhone’s Siri functionality right into the steering wheel, as part of their myLink in-car connectivity system. At Apple’s WWDC event in June, the company discussed a new type of partnership: one with automakers. Its purpose was simple: [...]

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Do recent changes in Apple’s management signal a bigger change within the company?

Mike wrote up a great report on the maps management shuffle. Richard Williamson is gone, following Eddy Cue’s takeover of all things ‘web services’. Was it the team? Okay, now that the team behind Maps is completely gone, do you expect everything will be dandy with the Apple web service? … … … I didn’t [...]

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Next Version of OS X to Include Apple Maps and Siri?

Apple is expected to integrate Siri and Maps into its next Mac operating system, OS X 10.9. If history is to be followed, we’ll have details in February. Yesterday, 9to5Mac reported that reliable sources indicate Apple’s next version of OS X, version 10.9, will include Apple Maps and Siri. Details are few and far between so [...]

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Amazon A9 Founder to Join Apple and Run Siri

According to AllThingsD, Apple has hired Amazon A9′s co-founder and CEO William Stasior to take the helm of the voice recognition program Siri. Stasior, who holds a PhD from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, formerly led product and engineering for the Search & Navigation team at Amazon before finding the independent search company [...]

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