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Google’s Siri Clone Might Be Ready by New Years

Abortion-finding aside, Siri isn't that bad. That's why Google is reportedly feverishly working on its own version of the voice-activated, natural-language assistant, code-named Majel. It's named after Gene Roddenberry's wife — the voice of many a Star Trek computer. While we can't currently confirm a release date, rumours put its street date prior to the new year. More speculation is available at Android and Me.

What is iPad 2,4?

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iOS 5.1 beta has just been released to the Apple developer community. Not particularly exciting, no—at least not until 9 to 5 Mac stumbled upon a line of code referencing the "iPad 2,4". Is this a reference to the highly anticipated iPad 3? Not likely. Does it refer to US carrier Sprint's upcoming iPad service? Hmm, could be. [9to5Mac]