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I grew up watching Star Trek and always thought that talking to a computer was the coolest thing! With Siri, Google and Alexa were getting darn close …

Home Automation

Apple has been secretly working on HomePod for years

Apple started working on its HomePod smart speaker back in 2012, one year after Siri debuted on the iPhone 4s, a new report claims.<p>Since then, the project was cancelled and restarted several times to reach its current point.<p>The in-depth story claims that, when the Amazon Echo first shipped, Apple …

Amazon Echo

12 iPhone X Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Apple’s decision to remove the home button means there can be an unexpected learning curve when using the iPhone X for the first time. Many tasks …

iOS

Ask Siri Why Apple's HomePod Is Delayed

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>The language Apple used Friday to delay the …

Tech Industry

Apple iMac Pro To Have Always On Siri And A10 Fusion Chip

The new Apple iMac Pro computers are due to go on sale next month, we recently saw some photos of Apple’s new Mac and now we have some more …

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Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018

File: Powered by Apple's Siri digital assistant, HomePod is priced starting at $349. Photo: AFP / Josh Edelson<p>SAN FRANCISCO - Apple said it was …

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Apple’s ‘HomePod’ Delay Speaks to Expanded Siri Role, Says Loup’s Munster

One of our favorite <b>Apple</b> (AAPL) watchers, <b>Gene Munster</b>, this afternoon weighs in with his view on the meaning of the delay in Apple’s “<b>HomePod</b>” smart …

This Mirror Has Built-In Support For Google Assistant And Siri

Smart home devices have come a long way over the past few years. Big tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google are investing big in smart home …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the company, the production process needs “a little more time” to bake.<p>A spokesperson told TechCrunch, …

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These iPhone X tips and tricks will help you adapt to Apple’s big design overhaul

The iPhone X is still back ordered across the world, but you can still buy one from Apple retail stores and carriers if you’re lucky enough to find …

iOS

Apple delays release of HomePod speaker until early 2018

Apple is scrapping its plan to release its new internet-connected speaker in time for the holiday season.<p>The delay announced Friday means Apple's …

Business

'Siri, who is Scott Frost?' For a time Wednesday, her answer echoed many Husker fans' hopes

Husker fans hoping Scott Frost becomes the next football coach apparently have a smooth-voiced soul mate.<p>For a while Wednesday night, if you asked …

Mike Riley

15 'Secret' iPhone Hacks That Will Even Impress Siri

Want to know how to charge your phone super fast and correct Siri when she's wrong? These elusive shortcuts will help you save time.<p>While Apple products were created to be simple and easy-to-use tech tools for the everyday person, it turns out they’ve got a whole slew of their own hidden tricks and …

iOS

'Siri, what's the meaning of life?' How my phone became my closest confidante

People are increasingly telling their most intimate secrets to virtual assistants and tech companies are responding. But are we telling them too much?<p>It’s three in the morning and my room is bathed in the glow of my phone. Like one in three people, I check my smartphone when I wake up in the middle …

Psychology

Are You There Siri? It's Me, Margaret.

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>What will our world look like 50 years from now? As part of our ongoing series about the year 2067, we asked science fiction writers to bring us a glimpse into their version of the future.<p>Author <b>C.A. Higgins</b> writes about intergalactic travel …

Creativity

How to Translate Languages with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Whether you’re a frequent traveler, simply learning a new language, or interacting with someone who speaks in a different language, Siri for iOS now …

Language Learning

Analysis: When Siri comes for your job

A survey released by Cisco this week spells good news for AI proponents and bad news for low level office workers, researchers, or anyone looking to …

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HomePod: Everything we know about the Apple smart speaker so far

With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone X behind us, there’s still one more new Apple product on my shopping list this year: HomePod. Apple previewed its new smart speaker back in June at WWDC, and now it’s almost time for HomePod to hit the market. Here’s what we know about HomePod …

Apple

iPhone X Brings Smarter Surveillance

In the era of facial recognition technology we need to give Apple some due props for how it manages Touch ID and Face ID, as well as the company’s …

Apple

Feature Request: Siri could use help learning to pronounce city names

Siri is steadily getting better with new features and improvements, but one place where the voice assistant could still learn a thing or two is how it pronounces city names. Siri tries its best to pronounce the names of cities based on their spelling, but this often leads to a comically bad …

Apple

Voice First: The Future of Interaction?

<b>Summary:</b> Devices which include screens, but employ voice as the primary input method point the way towards a more integrated and useful holistic user …

Automation

Why Artificial Intelligence Is Stuck in the 1950s

As technology continues to evolve, and more companies introduce artificial intelligence, will they learn from mistakes of the past?<p>I love my Alexa. As I moved into my new house, I made sure that she is an integral part, from controlling the lights, to playing music, providing news and updates.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

Google to add restaurant wait times to search, maps

Internet search giant Google is set to add restaurant wait times to its search engine results and its Google Maps service, the company said Wednesday.<p>…

Google

Tesla quietly adds native Siri integration to remotely control electric car with iOS app

With its latest iOS app update released last week, Tesla quietly added Siri integration to its mobile app bringing access to the app’s controls with voice commands via Apple’s AI assistant.<p>Other third-party apps have been playing with Siri integration through Tesla’s API for a while now, but it’s …

Tesla

You don’t need a smart assistant

In the future, artificial intelligence and machine learning will allow us to be happy. We’ll have everything we need before we need it, and all of …

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Apple Watch Siri, Weather crash might be due to DST

Daylight Saving Time, or DST as its infamously known, is perhaps one of the strangest inventions of man still in use today. Considering how much …

Apple Watch

Apple Watches were crashing when asked about the weather

We hope you didn't ask your shiny new Apple Watch about the weather on November 4th -- you probably got a rude response. Many Series 3 owners reported that their wristwear crashed (specifically, the "springboard" interface restarted) if they asked Siri how the weather was that day. It wouldn't …

Apple

WATCH: Let your voice assistant do the job

CAPE TOWN - Currently, voice or also known as Artifical Intelligent (AI) assistants are getting more popular. The first voice recognition device was …

Bixby

Get a pair of Apple AirPods for $130 shipped ($30 off)

Google Express is offering new customers Apple AirPods for $159.99, but if you checkout with code <b>SHOPMORE20</b> the price drops to <b>$129.99 shipped</b>. That’s $30 off Apple’s listing and the lowest we can find for them. <b>Note:</b> <i>Google Express delivery may not be available in all areas</i>.<p>Apple AirPods:<p>AirPods will …

Gear & Gadgets

Baidu's AI program set to widen gap with Samsung through 2022

Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc., is expected to emerge as a major player in the field of voice-recognizing artificial intelligence programs through …

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