• The Weekly Hash - November 9, 2012

    Posted November 9, 2012 - 11:09 am

    Examining, deconstructing and laughing at this week’s top tech stories, today featuring Priceline, Siri and Oprah
  • Google unveils free Siri rival for iPhone, iPad

    Posted November 3, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Hey, Siri, you better look behind you. Google on Tuesday upgraded its Google Search app for the iPhone and iPad, giving the feature a voice search functionality that poses a challenge to Apple's Siri.
  • My day with Siri

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:35 am

    I admit it: I love Siri. It helps that I work from home, so I can talk to my phone without inhibitions. It doesn't hurt that I generally crave pseudohuman contact. But the real reason is simply that I find Siri so useful. And in iOS 6, Siri has become even more useful than it was before.
  • Hands on with iOS 6: Siri

    Posted September 22, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Your favorite virtual assistant now knows a lot more than it ever did before. Beyond merely knowing answers to more kinds of questions, Siri in iOS 6 gains new functionality, simplifies some common tasks, and provides more useful results, too. And, for the first time, Siri in iOS 6 works on the iPad as well--provided the iPad in question is a third-generation model or newer.
  • Dumbest & craziest sports technology moments of 2012

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 8:00 am

    From phony websites to regrettable tweets to Apple Siri chatter, it's clear athletes and technology often don't mix well
  • What is Google Now?

    Posted August 10, 2012 - 10:22 am

    Google Now is this contextual voice search thing that can do some amazing things, can’t do some basic things, and is regularly getting better. Here’s an attempt to explain it.
  • Siri, meet Nina

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    Nuance Communications Monday introduced Nina, a virtual speech assistant that companies can add to iOS and Android mobile apps.
  • Video

    Apple continues celebrity ads with Martin Scorcese

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Famed director shuffles his busy schedule with Siri
  • Review

    Galaxy S III review: hands down, the best Android smartphone

    Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Thanks to real attention to usability and meaningful features, Samsung's flagship takes its place as the Android front-runner
  • Review

    Siri vs. Google Now video faceoff

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    We ask Siri and Google Now 10 questions to see how well each does at finding information about weather, sports scores and more -- even particle physics.
  • Review

    Apple Siri versus Google Jelly Bean: voice search showdown

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:10 am

    One of the big enhancements in the Android 4.0 (Jelly Bean) operating system update that Google announced on June 27 is improved voice recognition in search. You can now ask your Android phone questions in a natural way--meaning you no longer have to sound like a robot to get answers.
  • Siri can't beat Google search (yet)

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Piper Jaffray Analyst Gene Munster grades Google accuracy as B+ but Siri gets a D.
  • Five things to look forward to in Apple's iOS 6

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Apple says there are some 200 or so new features in iOS 6, most of which are smaller tweaks and changes. But there are plenty of updates that will change, for the better, how mobile users will use their iOS devices.
  • Why you should be excited about iOS 6

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:41 am

    In case you missed it, Apple had a little media event yesterday. Of course, I kid. Yesterday was the keynote presentation at Apple's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) and it has dominated tech news for the last week.--including the obligatory unveiling of all things magical, like iOS 6.
  • 5 'Evil Siri' videos that may make you chuckle

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:05 am

    You're likely familiar with the wealth of online content that pokes fun at Apple's Siri, the virtual personal assistant feature on the iPhone 4S. There's even a genre that imagines the dark side of Siri, nodding to the Terminator mentality that someday the world really will be taken over by computers. Check out these fun videos that portray Siri as a dark force -- even Apple fans have to admit the concept can be humorous.
  • iOS 6 features you might have missed

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:03 am

    On Monday, Apple offered the first glimpse of iOS 6 during the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Though the updated mobile operating system won't arrive until sometime this fall, it's never too early to start drooling over the new features. We already covered the flagship features of iOS 6--like seriously updated Siri, majorly overhauled Maps, and systemwide Facebook integration--so here's a look at some cool features coming in iOS 6 that you may have missed.
  • Anonymous Sprint employee apparently leaks Samsung Galaxy S III training videos

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Samsung last month launched its latest smartphone--the Galaxy S III, which features a 4.8-inch super AMOLED screen (with a resolution of 1280 pixels by 720 pixels), a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and an 8GB camera. The phone also has NFC technology built in, and contains a MicroSD card slot that allows users to expand the memory.
  • Siri to get new features, iPad support with iOS 6

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Apple had plenty to say about Siri, its voice-driven personal assistant, during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday. Siri will have a starring role in iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And it's moving beyond just the iPhone 4S to the latest version of Apple's iPad.
  • Video

    It looks like John Malkovich is preparing to murder Siri

    Posted May 24, 2012 - 9:57 am

    Has John Malkovich met his match with Apple's Siri?
  • BYOD oops: IBM bans Apple Siri

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 9:57 am

    IBM has a Bring Your Own Device policy, but says no to Siri because all questions and answers are stored offsite.
  • BYOD oops: IBM bans Apple Siri

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 9:57 am

    IBM has a Bring Your Own Device policy, but says no to Siri because all questions and answers are stored offsite.
  • Apple's iOS 6 to bring Siri to iPad?

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    iOS 6, internally codenamed Sundance, could bring Siri to the iPad at last.
  • Google Knowledge Graph: The birth of a Siri rival?

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:47 am

    On the surface, Google's Knowledge Graph seems like just another search feature, but connect the dots and it could become the brains behind a Siri-like virtual assistant.
  • Screen-sharing BlackBerrys, face-tracking Apple TVs, and more

    Posted May 9, 2012 - 9:09 am

    BlackBerry 10 devices could let you show people what you’re seeing on your screen. Apple’s purported HDTV offering could see what you’re looking at. And you may not see any Verizon representatives pushing an iPhone on customers any time soon. This week’s Rumor Roundup is all about vision.
  • Video

    When G-Male Met Siri: A Love Story

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 10:04 am

    Comediva follows up its G-male parody with a new romantic tale.
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