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Siri's Accuracy Continues to Improve as Apple Works to Reduce Reliance on Google

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who has regularly assessed Siri's accuracy in terms of correctly interpreting and answering queries, has issued the latest version of his Siri report card, noting that Siri has continued to improve under iOS 7, particularly in terms of being able to properly …

The Siri of the future was invented even before the iPhone launched

Apple on Wednesday was granted 38 patents, <i>Patently Apple</i> reports, including a Siri-related patent that stands out not only for describing advanced …

Apple Acquired Speech Recognition Firm Novauris Last Year for Siri Team

Apple purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies last year, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. Novauris' main product was NovaSystem, a server-based distributed speech recognition system.<p>According to the company's website, its technology is able to handle multiple simultaneous voice …

How Microsoft plans to give Cortana more brain power than anything Siri can muster

Microsoft’s Cortana assistant has earned a good deal of praise in the early going and the company this week unveiled plans to make it even better. …

Siri's 'proactive' overhaul makes it Apple's answer to Google Now

No, it's not the Rodan + Fields, Katy Perry-backed acne solution. At today's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Craig Federighi, Apple's SVP of Software Engineering, revealed a new "proactive" Siri, one with an overhauled UI and a feature set on iOS 9 that makes it Apple's take on …

The Dream of Delivery Drones Is Alive (And On A Truck)

There's hope for robotic parcel delivery, with or without Amazon<p>Amazon's drone delivery service was never going to work. Not in the United States, at least, and not in the near-future timeframe announced by CEO Jeff Bezos in a credulous <i>60 Minutes</i> segment in December 2013. When Bezos made the …

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Uber's internal charts show how its driver-rating system actually works

Uber uses driver ratings to create an average rating for each driver. And if a driver's rating slips below a certain amount, they're booted off Uber, left to either try other ridesharing services or change their job.<p>Uber's San Francisco office sent a guide to all of its drivers in 2014 that …

Apple Watch will be available in April

Chief executive Tim Cook confirms the Apple Watch will ship in April to take on Google, Samsung, Sony and LG<p>The long wait from the announcement of the Apple Watch in September to actually being able to buy it will finally end in April.<p>Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook announced the shipping date …

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The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b>Apple crushed earnings expectations thanks to phenomenal iPhone sales — 74.5 million units versus the predicted 65 million.<p><b>2.</b>Jewish groups in Argentina boycotted the government's Holocaust ceremonies Tuesday over the death of a prosecutor who was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish</b> …