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macOS 10.13 Wishlist

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off on June 5, and along with a new version of iOS, Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation version of macOS, macOS 10.13. We've heard no rumors on what to expect in macOS 10.13, so whatever Apple introduces will come as a total …

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Siri will soon control Belkin's WeMo smart switches

WeMo, Belkin's line of smart light switches and plugs, will soon be compatible with Apple's HomeKit. Its products already give you a way to control the electronics in your home wherever you are, but HomeKit support means you'll be able to ask Siri to do it for you. You can, for instance, tell …

Home Automation

No – Alexa & Siri are not your friends

Filling the emotional void?<p>We want technology to be your ‘friend’, but it’s important to remember that technology is not your <i>friend.</i> That’s according …

Roomba

Ask Siri This Question and You'll Get A Weird College Football Answer

Have some fun with Siri today.<p>Michael Jordan retired from basketball twice, first in 1995 to pursue his baseball career and for good in 2003.<p>If you …

College Football

Our Siri guide: How to merge your life with Apple’s witty virtual assistant

<i>Updated on 5-19-2017 by Kyree Leary to include updated text and new screenshots.</i><p>Touch is so 2011. Apple helped kick off the voice-control movement …

iOS

First Impressions of Apple’s AirPods

I was finally able to get my hands on a pair of Apple’s latest hard to find hit. If you are still looking for a set of AirPods without the three to four week wait, keep an eye on AT&T, website. When they get them in stock, they process the orders quickly and have free shipping in the US. I got mine …

Headphones

The Case for a Siri Speaker

Ben Bajarin on May 22, 2017<p>Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Rumors have been circulating Apple will join Amazon and Google and make their own version of a …

Automation

How does Google Assistant stack up against Siri on an iPhone?

Siri vs. Assistant<p>Some of the biggest news to come out of Google I/O this week was that Google Assistant is coming to iOS, looking to take a shot at Siri, Apple’s own entrenched AI assistant. While Assistant has been available on Android for a while now, how does the AI assistant stack up against …

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Watch: Rumors of a Siri home speaker heat up as Apple heads toward WWDC

Video<p>Apple is believed to be working on a home audio device that will allow users to make Siri queries without directly interacting with other …

Apple

I Let Siri Respond to Men on Tinder and They Still Wanted to Bone

The robots definitely won't be taking over anytime soon.<p>The 2015 Ashley Madison hack exposed, among MANY other things, that the dating site for cheaters was using roughly 70,000 "female" chatbots to lure men into paying for the service. Apparently they are not the only dating site to pull this kind …

Relationships

Number of Siri-style AI assistants will overtake humans by 2021

The number of AI assistants by 2021 will outnumber the current world population, according to market research group Ovum’s new Digital Assistant and Voice AI–Capable Device Forecast.<p>The report highlights the growing popularity of Siri-style smart assistants, and also offers some intriguing …

Google Assistant

Apple is shoring up Siri for its next generation of intelligent devices

John Mannes, TechCrunch:<p>Siri is a critical component of Apple’s vision for the future, so integral that it was willing to spend $200 million to …

Machine Learning

Google’s version of Siri is now available on iPhones

BTW<p>Step aside Siri, Google Assistant is now on the iPhone.<p>Google announced during its I/O keynote it would bring its personal voice-guided assistant …

Technology

Google brings the Assistant to iOS to compete with Siri

At its I/O keynote today, Google announced that its Google Assistant is now available on iOS.<p>The news had been rumored earlier this week, so its not terribly surprising.<p>Google hasn’t specified whether it’s via its a new app or if its just integrated into the main Search app – most likely the …

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Man burned in home: Siri saved my life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Christopher Beaucher says Siri saved his life when he was injured in a New Hampshire house explosion.<p>The May 1 blast occurred after Beaucher switched on a light in the basement while he was checking on his mother's cottage in Wilmot.<p>"My hands were so badly burned and I needed help, so I …

New Hampshire

Man credits Siri for saving his life

Apple's voice-activated assistant can help users out in myriad ways -- one man even says that Siri saved his life.<p>According to WMUR, Christopher …

AOL

Google just took a direct shot at Siri with a new virtual assistant for the iPhone

A version of Google's software that reacts to the user's voice, called Assistant, is launching on iPhones, Google said at a conference in Mountain View, California on Wednesday.<p>The app is free, and users can download it from Apple's App Store. Currently, it's only available in English, but Google …

Google

Man credits Siri with saving his life when his house literally exploded

You might think your fancy digital assistants are life-savers when they let you send a text with your voice or order flowers for your mom without …

Apple

Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac and iOS …

Apple Watch

Google Assistant Will Soon Take on Siri on Apple iPhones Near You

The battle of the virtual public assistants is getting more complicated.<p>Later this week, Google is expected to announce plans to bring its popular …

Apple

Siri rumored to get new competition — right on your iPhone

Move over, Siri: your iPhone might soon welcome another AI assistant into the iOS fold.<p>Google could throw the smartphone world for a loop at this week's I/O developers conference and unveil new Google Assistant functionality for the iPhone, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The report, which cites "a person …

Google

Man thanks iPhone’s 'Siri' for saving his life in explosion

WILMOT, N.H. — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking “Siri” for saving his life.<p>Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother’s vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside.<p>He tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/2pNoixW ) when …

May 1

Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion

WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life.<p>Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside.<p>He tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/2pNoixW ) …

Technology

Siri saves man’s life in house explosion

A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking “Siri” for saving his life.<p>Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his …

Lifestyle

iPhone's Siri saves a man's life after he's caught in a house explosion

Christopher Beaucher called for help using voice commands.<p>Siri is pretty useful for a lot of things, whether it's directions to your nearest bus …

iOS

New 10.5-inch iPad may debut alongside Siri Speaker at WWDC

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is typically a parade of software announcements, not hardware. While we’re expecting iOS 11 and the next …

Apple

iPhone's Siri Saves A Man's Life After House Explosion

Christopher Beaucher called for help using voice commands<p>A man in America has credited the Apple iPhone's digital assistant with saving his life …

iOS

WWDC wish list: What we’d like from the Siri Speaker

A recent rumor posited that Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo, which we’ve been calling the Siri Speaker, could be announced at WWDC. This isn’t a …

Apple

New Apple Patent Points To New Siri And New Messages App.

🔊 Have this story read to you<p>This New Apple Patent Points To A Stunning Reinvention At Apple.<p>On May 11th, 2017 Apple the USTPO released an Apple …

Patents

Apple's AI acquisition could help Siri make sense of your data

If it wasn't already clear that Apple is committed to improving AI, it is now. The tech giant has confirmed that it recently bought Lattice Data, a company that uses AI to make sense of unorganized "dark" data like images and text. It's not discussing what it plans to do with its acquisition, but a</i> …

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