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Apple May Have Figured Out How To Fix Siri So That You'll Actually Want To Use It

That's because your voice commands are being transferred to Siri's brain, which is online in the cloud, before an answer is delivered back to you.<p>But 9to5Mac believes Apple is working on a fix that could make Siri much faster. The site reports:<p>Apple is testing a local, offline version of Dictation …

Food is the new frontier for airline fees and competition

The days of bland economy-class food are numbered, with Europe’s full-service carriers dishing up gourmet menus reminiscent of the golden age of air …

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2013 Jokes in the World of Photography

April Fools’ Day: the beautiful (or painful) day of the year on which the Internet is teeming with fabricated stories designed to fool and humor. We …

U.S. sends F-22 jets to join South Korea drills amid threats from North

The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.<p>The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, …

Facebook's Next Big Step: Its Own Phone

After years of denying it would, Facebook now plans to introduce a smartphone designed for its social network. The Android-based device will be made by HTC, according to the New York Times and it will be unveiled on Thursday.<p>According to the Times:<p>The software is designed so that some of the core …

Top 5 Devices To Skip For Spring 2013

How do I contact Amazon?

The Amazon website doesn't make its phone number very obvious, but Rick Maybury can help<p>Amazon seems to be incommunicado and I find there is no way of contacting them. I have been trying to order a DVD for over a week but the website will not accept my password. I had a similar problem some time …

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

A report from Japanese Web Site MacFan seems the first to suggest a specific date for the launch of the next iPhone.<p>Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a …

Apple

Apple’s Lower-Cost iPhone Could Lack a Retina Display

A new research report by RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani cites his supply chain checks when predicting a June or July launch for both the …

Hands-On With Ouya, the Tiny Gaming Console With Big Aspirations

Nine months ago, Julie Uhrman had an idea for a gaming console. The goal behind it was twofold: To give consumers an affordable video game system, …

Gaming Industry

Google is showing an abandoned Fukushima town through Street View. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/google-street-view-shows-abandoned-fukushima-prefecture-town?src=SOC&dom=fb

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Electronics

February traffic shows more gains for Dubai International Airport

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport rose by 11.4 percent in February compared to the same month a year earlier, with the hub registering …

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Massive wedding card to royals on display in Los Angeles<p>Crowds gather at Windsor Castle ahead of the royal wedding<p>Late passenger attempts to break …

Royal Weddings

Instagram May Soon Turn Paparazzi Into an Endangered Species

In recent years, photographers — and particularly photojournalists — have had to compete more and more aggressively with the everyday Joe and his …

Iran, N Korea and Syria block UN arms treaty

Iran, North Korea and Syria have blocked adoption of a UN treaty that would regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade which required agreement by all 193 UN member states.<p>"There is no consensus for the adoption of this text," Peter Woolcott, Australian Ambassador and the meeting …