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  • Inside Siri's brain: The challenges of extending Apple's virtual assistant

    Posted April 9, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    The switch to a voice-based interface is going to be a hard one, with plenty of obstacles along the way; still, I look forward to the day when I will finally be able to stop typing on my devices and start communicating with them.
  • Bye-bye, mouse. Hello, mind control

    Posted December 1, 2012 - 8:45 am

    When workplace computers moved beyond command-line interfaces to the mouse-and-windows-based graphical user interface, that was a major advance in usability. And the command line itself was a big improvement over the punch cards and tape that came before.
  • Samsung Galaxy S III FAQ: everything you need to know

    Posted May 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

    After all of the rumors and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S III is finally here but you probably have a few questions about this new Android phone.
  • Enterprises slow to join voice-recognition surge

    Posted December 5, 2011 - 5:50 pm

    Questions remain about whether or when enterprises will start widely deploying voice-recognition technology on mobile devices, partly because internally developed, specialized apps would have to be built to overcome issues like background noise that could corrupt its operation.
  • Want Siri on your Android phone? Try these apps

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 9:14 am

    Wouldn't you like to have your very own gofer dedicated to doing all the menial tasks you hate? That's a big part of the appeal of the iPhone 4S: Siri, the voice-driven virtual assistant, turns anyone with a couple hundred bucks into a CEO attended by a full-time lackey. But can you get the same kind of slavish devotion from an Android phone?
  • Speech recognition through the decades: How we ended up with Siri

    Posted November 5, 2011 - 7:59 am

    Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words, to answering questions with quick, witty replies, as Apple's supersmart virtual assistant Siri does.
  • Voice recognition software vendor Nuance buys rival Swype

    Posted October 7, 2011 - 4:43 pm

    Nuance Communications, whose voice recognition software powers the Siri app in Apple's latest iPhone, purchases rival Swype for $102.5 million.
  • Wozniak: Voice recognition is computing's next frontier

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 5:59 pm

    The Apple co-founder also analyzes Oracle's acquisition strategy, the tablet space, and new trends in enterprise memory
  • Google building speech capabilities for browsers

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    Company wants its technology to become standard for the Web and envisions a whole new class of applications
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