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Take charge of your hotel room with your voice assistant, Siri

Take charge of your hotel room with your voice assistant, Siri

Voice-activated hotel rooms is the latest technology tweak for the Aloft hotel group. A pilot program in a Boston hotel enables control via Siri on an iPad.
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Report: Digital assistants held back by poor microphone technology

Report: Digital assistants held back by poor microphone technology

Your smart device's microphone hasn't gotten much better in over four years, which means your digital assistant won't get any better in understanding you.
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Hurray! Tim Cook fixes it for Siri to pronounce Barbra Streisand's name correctly

Hurray! Tim Cook fixes it for Siri to pronounce Barbra Streisand's name correctly

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Look ma, no hands! Siri and Google Now come to the UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom

Look ma, no hands! Siri and Google Now come to the UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom

The UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom are already popular speakers, but they'll likely become even more popular now that they feature Siri and Google Now support.
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6 hidden features we discovered in the MacOS Sierra beta

6 hidden features we discovered in the MacOS Sierra beta

You know about Siri and picture-in-picture, but there's more to MacOS Sierra than what Apple announced last week. Here are six other new features.
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MacOS Sierra ditches Flash for HTML5 push

MacOS Sierra ditches Flash for HTML5 push

Flash player will be turned off by default in the upcoming version 10 of Apple's Safari browser, set to debut alongside MacOS Sierra.
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Here’s how Siri will work in MacOS Sierra

Here’s how Siri will work in MacOS Sierra

Siri is coming to the Mac, and the WWDC Keynote gave us a look at what that will look like. Here are the features Apple VP Federighi showed off.
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Apple announces a new Home app for HomeKit

Apple announces a new Home app for HomeKit

Apple announced its new app Home for controlling HomeKit at WWDC 2016.
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‘Siri, get me an Uber!’ Apple opens up Siri to third-party developers

‘Siri, get me an Uber!’ Apple opens up Siri to third-party developers

During its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple confirmed that it will make Siri available to developers and third-party apps.
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Birds of a feather? A parakeet named Kiwi learns to summon Siri

Birds of a feather? A parakeet named Kiwi learns to summon Siri

A parakeet named Kiwi seems to have learned perhaps the most important thing it could from its owner -- how to summon Siri.
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Look out, Google Assistant! Siri could soon get a pretty significant upgrade

Look out, Google Assistant! Siri could soon get a pretty significant upgrade

Apple isn't going to let Google have all the fun in the new generation of personal assistants -- the company is looking to implement VocalIQ into Siri.
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Apple’s cooking up an answer to Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home hub in the form of a new Apple TV

Apple’s cooking up an answer to Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home hub in the form of a new Apple TV

Apple's reportedly working on a new Apple TV with significantly enhanced Siri capabilities to rival Amazon's Echo devices and Google's Home hub.
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Twitter hashes out future changes, Microsoft steps away from phones, Siri SDK

Twitter hashes out future changes, Microsoft steps away from phones, Siri SDK

Twitter sticks to the 140-character limit but some major changes are on the way, Microsoft throws in the towel on phones, Apple to release an SDK for Siri.
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Apple may unchain Siri to fight Amazon’s Echo and Google Home (Update)

Apple may unchain Siri to fight Amazon’s Echo and Google Home (Update)

Amazon's Echo is a hit, and it's leading companies to look toward similar devices. Last week Google Home was unveiled, and now Apple may join the club.
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Leaked images suggest Siri is coming to a Mac near you this fall

Leaked images suggest Siri is coming to a Mac near you this fall

New leaked information suggests that the popular digital assistant is set to debut at WWDC next month, and in Mac OS X this fall.
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Siri’s creators just showed off Viv, a brilliant new AI assistant

Siri’s creators just showed off Viv, a brilliant new AI assistant

Viv wants to be the one-stop place for you to interact with everything.
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The creators of Siri are now on a mission to destroy it

The creators of Siri are now on a mission to destroy it

Siri's creators intended the virtual assistant to be more open, integrating with a variety of third-party services. That's why they created Viv.
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This health app makes Fitbit look like a basic calendar

This health app makes Fitbit look like a basic calendar

Where other suggestion software assumes people of a certain weight or activity level are more or less the same, Shae looks at a person's epigenetics.

Siri looks into the flames, teases Jon Snow’s fate

Siri looks into the flames, teases Jon Snow’s fate

No one seems to have answers on whether Jon Snow is dead or not. But have you asked Siri yet?
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Apple fixes bug that let Siri bypass passcode to access Contacts and Photos

Apple fixes bug that let Siri bypass passcode to access Contacts and Photos

There was a flaw in iOS 9 and above that let people access your Contacts and Photos from the lockscreen, but Apple has since fixed it.
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Twitter improves Apple’s digital assistant with #ThingsIWantSiriToSay

Twitter improves Apple’s digital assistant with #ThingsIWantSiriToSay

Twitter imagines the perfect digital assistant with the #ThingsIWantSiriToSay hashtag, which is trending with over 20,000 tweets, and its own Moment.
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Siri’s difficulty in handling violence and abuse queries leads to petition

Siri’s difficulty in handling violence and abuse queries leads to petition

A JAMA Internal Medicine study shows that our smartphone's digital assistants, like Siri, aren't well-equipped to help us during health emergencies.
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Love it! Facebook launches reaction emojis globally

Love it! Facebook launches reaction emojis globally

It isn't an unlike button, but it will have to do. Facebook now allows a range of emotional expressions to augment its like button.
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Is Siri finally coming to the Mac in OS X 10.12 ‘Fuji’?

Is Siri finally coming to the Mac in OS X 10.12 ‘Fuji’?

Mac users could be asking Siri for help as soon as October, if rumors are true. 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple plans on adding the AI assistant to OS X.
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India’s ban of Facebook’s Free Basics over net neutrality has ripple effect

India’s ban of Facebook’s Free Basics over net neutrality has ripple effect

India's decision to essentially ban Facebook's "Internet Lite" program, Free Basics, is having a ripple effect across the globe
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Voice control for the Apple TV is about to get much more useful

Voice control for the Apple TV is about to get much more useful

Voice dictation, coming to the Apple TV in the tvOS 9.2 update later this year, will let you enter any text using only your voice.
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Apple is accused of patent infringement arising from Siri functionality

Apple is accused of patent infringement arising from Siri functionality

Apple is facing a new lawsuit from Dot 23 Technologies, a non-practicing entity that claims the tech behind Siri has violated three of its patents.
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New Apple TV looks to add Siri voice control for Apple Music next year

New Apple TV looks to add Siri voice control for Apple Music next year

The latest version of Apple TV will add Siri integration to its Apple Music app starting early next year.
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Hackers can control Google Now and Siri through your headphones

Hackers can control Google Now and Siri through your headphones

A new radio-based hack on headphone wires tricks digital assistants like Siri and Google now, giving a hacker control over your smartphone.
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‘Siri, let’s chill’: New Hue 2.0 hub from Philips lets Siri dim the lights, set the mood

‘Siri, let’s chill’: New Hue 2.0 hub from Philips lets Siri dim the lights, set the mood

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Apple’s latest acquisition could make Siri sound more natural

Apple’s latest acquisition could make Siri sound more natural

Apple has picked up U.K. firm VocalIQ to help improve the voice recognition and speech technologies in its software, including Siri.
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Hey Siri and Live Photos respect user privacy, Apple says

Hey Siri and Live Photos respect user privacy, Apple says

Apple wants to reassure you about data collection concerns with it's new Live Photos and Hey Siri apps on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
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Hear Siri’s genius interruption during a long-winded question at the White House

Hear Siri’s genius interruption during a long-winded question at the White House

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Siri butt-dial and 911 call saves a teen’s life after his truck falls on top of him

Siri butt-dial and 911 call saves a teen’s life after his truck falls on top of him

An 18-year-old couldn’t use his arms to reach for his iPhone when a truck he was working under fell on him. So he butt-dialed Siri to call 911 for help.