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What If Spike Jonze's Movie Her Was Actually Voiced By Siri?

KickerDixon poked fun of Her by creating a parody trailer iHer that re-tools the scenes in the original trailer with quips from Siri. That Siri sure acts up every now and then. Read More >>

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Siri Gets Sassy If You Ask It About Google Glass

Everybody knows that Siri gets silly from time to time and starts cracking jokes. Most of them are not funny (e.g. "Two iPhones walk into a bar… I forget the rest.") But when Siri starts trash-talking Apple's competitors, things start to get interesting. Read More >>

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Siri Actually Cares How Names Are Pronounced in iOS 7

In iOS 7, Siri's voice is becoming less robotic and more human (we'll have to wait and see if she/he's more useful). One of those improvements will be how she pronounces names. Instead of butchering your name or choppily spelling out letters of your friends' names, she'll be able to be 'taught' what the correct pronunciation is. Read More >>

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Apple's Siri Attempts to Talk Down Suicidal iOS Users

Apple users on the brink of topping themselves might soon have a friend to turn to, with Apple's Siri virtual assistant soon to suggest suicide helpline numbers to people who appear to be using the tool to find ways to off themselves. Read More >>

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Haha, Microsoft Uses Siri to Make Fun of the iPad in a New Ad

Microsoft, which has been trying to force Windows Phone into the Android and iPhone conversation in its recent adverts, is going head on against Apple in its latest spot. Hilarity ensues. Read More >>

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According to Apple, Google Now Violates Siri

We already knew that Google Now violates Siri insofar as it's much better. But according to a new lawsuit filed by Apple a.ka. the Patentmaster in Chief, Google Now violates Apple's intellectual property by being a bit too much like Siri. Read More >>

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What Happens When Siri and Google Voice Play Operator

Remember when you were in infant school, sitting around in a circle, whispering a message from person to person until it reached the last kid in the chain and was completely different? As part of his "Digital Humour Theory" thesis, Pratt Institute graduate student Micahael J. Silber did just that with Siri's text-to-voice and Google's voicemail transcription services — 50 times in a row. Here's how he describes the four step process: Read More >>

apple
How Apple Is Taking Over Your Car

It's no secret that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was keen on bringing the company's technology to the automotive world. In fact, according to longtime Apple board member Mickey Drexler, "Steve's dream before he died was to design an iCar." Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Shiller, echoed those sentiments during the company's copyright infringement trial against Samsung, saying there had been discussion of Apple making a vehicle. Read More >>

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Apple Keeps Your Siri Data for Two Years

You thought that time you asked Siri about the weird mole on your toe was just between the two of you? Wrong. According to Wired, Apple hangs onto your Siri data for two years. Read More >>

computers
The Most Realistic Virtual Human Ever Is a Fully Expressive Talking Head

Hoping to be holding the personal assistant of the future, researchers at the University of Cambridge have unveiled what's supposedly the most realistically expressive controllable avatar ever. Move aside, Siri — this is what you get for mouthing off. Read More >>

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Watch Siri Turn Into a Home Automation Master With the Help Of Raspberry Pi

With home automation being all the rage these days, it was only a matter of time before Siri got her little, occasionally judgmental claws into the action. All it took was YouTube user Elvis Impersonator, a Raspberry Pi, and enough trust in Siri's goodness to believe she won't devolve into a Hal 9000 wannabe. Read More >>

rumours
Looks Like Siri Really Is Coming to the Mac, Maybe

Apple's rather annoying personal butler is coming to the Mac, if Apple's latest job posting is any indication anyway. Sounds like Siri's going to be able to interact with and control pretty much any app on a Mac. But would that really be a good thing? Read More >>

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Siri Was Going to be a Droid Feature, Until Apple Stole It Away

Way back in the mists of 2009, before Siri was even a twinkle in Apple's eye, the US network Verizon was planning to add the app to all of its Android smartphones. Sadly (or thankfully?) for the network (and Android users), that didn't last. Read More >>

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Control Google Maps With Siri Without Jailbreaking

Google Maps is finally here for the iPhone, which means we've ditched that pathetic excuse for a navigation system, Apple Maps. The problem is, when you ask Siri how to get somewhere, it opens Apple Maps. But, with one tiny vocal addition you can make Google Maps one tap away -- no jailbreak required. Read More >>

iphone apps
Grokr is Basically Google Now for the iPhone

Google Now is awesome. Predicting what you'll want by tracking your every move and search might seem creepy, but in practice it's great. I wish it was on the iPhone too. Thankfully someone's thought of that. Meet Grokr, Google Now, or maybe even better, for the iPhone. Read More >>

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10 Features That Should Be in Google Now (and Some That We Wish Could Be)

Google Now's like a witchcraft-practising virtual butler, hiding in my pocket, putting his wizardry into action to make my life easier. It's awesome, and one of the main reasons to have an Android phone. It's not perfect though, and here's Gizmodo UK's Christmas wish list of powers that the sorcerers at Google HQ should bestow upon Now. Please Santa, I've been a good boy, promise. Read More >>

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