If you're looking for a good laugh, here are 70 questions to ask Siri

Siri has come a long way since her first appearance on the iPhone 4S in 2011. We know she can make appointments and give directions, did you know she can make you laugh too? If you want proof, here are lots of funny questions to ask Siri.
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Which A.I assistant is smarter than the others? One company found the answer

This year's results are in for Loup Ventures' annual Smart Speaker IQ test. The test measures how well the digital voice assistant employed by each smart speaker understands and answers 800 questions in five categories.

Privacy is becoming obsolete, but not everyone thinks you should fear its demise

As technologies like Alexa and Siri that require more information about us continue to develop, is privacy going to fall at the wayside, or can we take back control of our data to retain our privacy?
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Research finds the sound of chirping birds can be used to hack Alexa

Your voice assistant may not be as safe as you think it is. According to researchers in Germany, the Alexas, Siris, and Assistants of the world can be hacked with manipulated audio files that hide hidden commands.

New patent suggests multiuser support could one day come to Siri

A new patent suggests that a major improvement may be in the works for Apple's digital assistant. Nothing has been confirmed, but Apple may soon work on implementing multiuser support for Siri.

Should you OK Google, Hey Siri, or talk to Cortana? Here's the top voice assistant

In this virtual assistant comparison, we examine how they're becoming an important part of our lives. So how do Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri stack up against one another when it comes to features and voice recognition?

Watch as the U.K.’s defense secretary gets ‘heckled’ by Siri during a speech

Siri, Apple's digital assistant, left a leading member of the U.K. government red-faced on Tuesday after it piped up while he was giving a statement to lawmakers in the British parliament.

5 reasons I still hate voice assistants, even as the world goes nuts for them

Everyone is excited about speaking to their devices via Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. I’m not a fan of it. Here’s why.
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Apple HomePod tips and tricks to get you started

From adding items to your grocery list to setting alarms, here are 18 of the best Apple HomePod tips and tricks to help you take your HomePod from a boring smart speaker to an awesome gadget you can't live without.
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Fewer parents name baby girls Alexa after Amazon Echo debut

Alexa was never a top-10 U.S. baby girl name, but now, after Amazon used the name for the Echo smart speaker voice assistant, even fewer parents choose it for their newborns. Siri as a baby name is also on the decline.
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Study shows Google Assistant is smarter than its rivals

Which is the smartest smart speaker of them all? A recent study concluded that Google Assistant still leads the way, but its rivals from Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon are catching up.
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An ‘NBA on TNT’ ad is triggering people’s HomePods and they are not pleased

Per a new report from Apple Insider, there is an NBA on TNT ad that features the phrase, "Don't wanna miss out? Hey Siri, show me the NBA schedule," which triggers the HomePod, much to the user's chagrin. 

New Apple patent could help Siri learn newly created words and phrases

Apple has been awarded a new patent that could prove that the company is actively working on improving Siri. The patent describes technology that can recognize new words and phrases.

Curious about Cortana? Here's how to set up the Windows 10 voice assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant, is one of the biggest additions to Windows 10. Like Siri on the iPhone, Cortana gives you access to all sorts of different hands-free features. Here's a handy guide on how to set up and use…
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Apple iPhone 2020: Gesture controls, MicroLED and curved screens?

Hints pop up that Apple may have many more changes in store for future iPhones, Tim Cook nabs a top A.I. guy from Google, we talk with the designers behind Jaguar's impressive I-Pace EV.
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Apple’s latest hire just might make Siri seriously smarter

Apple's digital assistant launched before Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant, but it's fallen behind in terms of usability and features. The tech giant is hoping its latest hire of a well-respected A.I. expert will change that.
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Amazon is hiring even more Alexa people than Apple is hiring for Siri

It would appear that the Apple is looking to hire tons and tons of bright minds to work on Siri, with a total of 161 positions listed as of the end of March. But Amazon is hiring four times as many folks for Alexa.

Siri: Apple is on a hiring spree to make its digital assistant smarter

Apple has embarked on a major recruitment drive in recent months to bolster its team of engineers working on Siri. The company recently listed more than 160 positions in a single day, most of them based at its California HQ.