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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 [...]

The Only Downside to the iPhone 5

The Only Downside to the iPhone 5

We can only hope Apple is waiting to release this feature in their next update. Image source: Twitter

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The Ubi – an AI house servant Kickstarter project

Having an AI servant in every room in your house is the dream. Google Now and Siri make it possible to have AI In your pocket, but the batteries of our phones make it impossible to leave them always on. So if you’re cutting up vegitables in the kitchen, it can be a pain to [...]

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Why Android shouldn’t be ignored

After my piece about trying Android as my main device and quitting quickly, I thought I’d follow up with why I think Android is worth continuing to watch. There are a few reasons that I won’t give up on Android, and may come back and try again in the future: They’re taking lag more seriously [...]

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Siri in iOS 6 An Upgraded Concierge With More Restaurant Information

Siri is getting an upgrade. With iOS 6 the headline feature of the iPhone 4S will be made even better. And in fact, it will be coming to the iPad. For those of you that missed the keynote, one of the new features of Siri is restaurants. You could always ask Siri to look for [...]

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Will Siri crush our usage of search? (via @jkhowland)

One of the best things about an upgraded operating system is that you get more from the features you already know and love. Siri is the feature that seemed to pick up the most in iOS 6. Some updates make a single feature better. Some updates make one feature so useful that another seems worse. [...]

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How good is Siri? She wrote this blog post for me while I drove my car

Some people have been complaining that Siri isn’t good enough. It is still in beta, but I have noticed that she does make mistakes. Once she dropped the F-bomb in a text to my parents. (As a side note, you can turn off explicit language for Siri in Settings > General > Restrictions.) So in [...]

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Robotic fish with AI start wwimming to catch pollution

Pollution Patrol Global events continually bring more and more attention to water pollution. Scientists and researchers are constantly looking for ways to monitor the pollution in harbors around the world. Just last week, the scientists moved from the labs to a sea trial. The robot fish is going to be used to patrol harbors autonomously [...]

Report: Siri will be fully functional on the iPad when iOS 6 launches

Report: Siri will be fully functional on the iPad when iOS 6 launches

Those of you who have been wanting to have Siri accessible on your iPad might not have to wait much longer – that is, if you own a retina display iPad. 9to5Mac.com reported Monday that Siri is very likely to be included in its fully functional form (that is, more than the voice transcribing in [...]

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Dragon Drive! Dictation in Your Car

Nuance Communications unveiled the latest in talking-car technology early last week with their new Siri-like voice platform. Dragon Drive replicates the functionality of Siri so that drivers can initiate a conversation to perform common tasks rather than take their hands off the wheel. The platform allows users to send and receive texts and emails via [...]

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