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  • Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment… Read More

  • Have You Tried Asking Siri To Give You A Hint?

    Have You Tried Asking Siri To Give You A Hint?

    Hey Siri, give me a hint. Apple just invited journalists to its annual September press event. It’s happening on September 9th at 10am. But the best part of this invite is the attention to detail and Apple’s Easter eggs. Read More

  • Apple Invites Press To iPhone Event On September 9th

    Apple Invites Press To iPhone Event On September 9th

    “Hey Siri, give us a hint” is about all the hints we’re going to get on what’s coming up at the next Apple event. And of course some artwork that four people in a basement will comb over thousands of times for hidden messages. Some say new iPhones, new Apple TVs and both. Read More

  • Here’s How To Use Siri Commands On iOS Devices With HomeKit Accessories

    Here’s How To Use Siri Commands On iOS Devices With HomeKit Accessories

    The first HomeKit accessories launched earlier this month, just ahead of Apple’s WWDC event (at which Apple also announced new HomeKit features coming in iOS 9). Now, additions to Apple’s HomeKit support page tell users how to use Siri, the voice-powered assistant included on iOS devices, to control their HomeKit devices, including thermostats, smart outlets, lights and… Read More

  • Apple Stresses User Privacy At WWDC

    Apple Stresses User Privacy At WWDC

    Apple is continuing to put blue water between itself and data-mining mobile rivals such as Google by engineering its services with a clear focus on user privacy. At Apple’s WWDC developer conference today, senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi showed off an update to its Siri voice assistant, called Proactive, which will offer some Google Now-esque predictive… Read More

  • Viv, Built By Siri’s Creators, Scores $12.5 Million For An AI Technology That Can Teach Itself

    Viv, Built By Siri’s Creators, Scores $12.5 Million For An AI Technology That Can Teach Itself

    The company behind Viv, a powerful form of AI built by Siri’s creators which is able to learn from the world to improve upon its capabilities, has just closed on $12.5 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing reveals. Multiple sources close to the matter also confirm the round, which was oversubscribed and values the company at north of nine figures. Read More

  • Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant

    Amazon Echo Is A $199 Connected Speaker Packing An Always-On Siri-Style Assistant

    Amazon has a new product that doesn’t really have any current equivalent form any other tech company – a connected speaker called Echo that’s always-on, listening for commands that its virtual assistant can then respond to with information or by triggering a task. The cylindrical device has room-filling sound, and seven microphones on top, which use beam-forming tech to… Read More

  • How Siri’s Founders Could Have Built The Next Google Crunch Network

    How Siri’s Founders Could Have Built The Next Google

    It always breaks my heart a little when the startups with the most radiant potential hit their troughs of disillusionment and then cash out to a deep-pocketed buyer. This is not because I begrudge the founders of these startups the personal wealth or success that comes with their exits. Indeed, the wallets of everyone involved usually get a lot fatter, and that’s fantastic. But these… Read More

  • How People Are Filling In When AI Can’t Do The Job

    How People Are Filling In When AI Can’t Do The Job

    Despite the nifty-ness of having your phone tell you to leave work 15 minutes early to make it to your flight or Siri and Cortana cracking the occasional joke, the limitations to these assistants are clear. Siri can set a reminder, but she can’t help you schedule a meeting; Google Now can suggest some restaurants nearby, but it can’t book you a table at your favorite place. Read More

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