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Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Ask Siri what the best smartphone is – she’ll say Nokia Lumia 900

Apple's voice recognition platform on the iPhone 4S is an attempt at creating something that interacts with you like a human. And in fact, Siri may even be more human than people who work at Apple because it looks like she is capable of humility. Apparently if you ask the digital assistant "What is the best smartphone ever?" she will tell you it's the Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 900.

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Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Apple television rumors continue to swirl, and now the head of Foxconn has seemingly confirmed that the television is being put into production soon. Terry Gou, chief of Foxconn, gave a speech at the start of the building of the new Foxconn headquarters, spilling the beans by saying that the company was preparing to manufacture the TV.

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Apple iTV said to feature Siri: resembles Cinema Display

Apple iTV said to feature Siri: resembles Cinema Display

Is the Apple television coming this year? Is it even coming at all? We can’t answer those questions, but more details seem to be leaking out about the mythical television set of lore. Cult of Mac reports that a source has seen the fully working TV in the flesh, and has spilled the beans about what to expect. Most of what is outlined matches up with previous rumors, such as Siri integration, but there’s one or two odd details.

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Galaxy S III S-Voice vs iPhone’s Siri Hands-on

Galaxy S III S-Voice vs iPhone’s Siri Hands-on

Now that Samsung has brought the fight to the mobile world with the Galaxy S III, it's time to focus on its voice-response abilities in S-Voice up against Apple's Siri. This is a battle that shall be waged right out of the gate, with Samsung's S-Voice capabilities starting out with a bang with the ability to open applications with Apple's Siri is already a tried-and-true cool feature to be sure. Is this going to be your deciding feature when choosing the iPhone or the Galaxy S III this summer?

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Apple and Google sued over 1998 speech patent

Apple and Google sued over 1998 speech patent

Apple, Google, and just about every OEM creating smartphones in the industry have been hit by a lawsuit which claims they infringe on a 1998 speech patent. A shell company based out of Colorado filed the suit, singling out Apple, the iPhone 4S, and Siri functionality, as well as Google Voice Actions, BlackBerry Voice Commands from RIM, and Microsoft’s Speech Commands.

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Apple airing new Siri commercials with various celebrities

Apple airing new Siri commercials with various celebrities

Apple has begun airing new commercials in the United States prompting the iPhone 4S and Siri using actors Samuel L Jackson and Zooey Deschanel. Both commercials show the actors using Siri to manage their daily lives, including creating appointments, searching for restaurants, and pulling down conversions from Wolfram Alpha. Carrier logos from Verizon and AT&T are also attached at the end.

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Google Project Glass: Siri or Clippy?

Google Project Glass: Siri or Clippy?

"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could" Jeff Goldblum memorably said in Jurassic Park, "that they didn't stop to think if they should"; has Google done the same with Project Glass? Initial reactions to the wearable computing concept shown off publicly yesterday were predictably gobsmacked, the eye-catching demo video showing an idealized and alluring view of augmented reality. After the dust has settled, though, comes the question: is Project Glass Google's Siri, or is it actually more like Microsoft's ill-fated Clippy?

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Siri pairs with MacBook Pro this summer

Siri pairs with MacBook Pro this summer

In a move that may well portend this summer (or winter) reveal of the iPhone 5, Apple has had a patent revealed which shows an iPhone connecting to a Desktop computer for the sharing of Siri. Since Siri became wildly popular and was picked up by Apple for the iPhone 4S, forums across the web have been filled with the same question: when will this functionality come to the Mac desktop? If what we're seeing today turns out to come to fruition, Siri may never come directly to the Mac, but will be able to control your Mac via your iPhone.

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Research shows what Siri is used for

Research shows what Siri is used for

By now I think everyone is familiar with Siri, the Apple virtual assistant that's only officially supported on the iPhone 4S. Siri is a virtual assistant that allows users to do all sorts of things with their voice from sending and receiving calls, to sending text messages and a lot more. A consulting group called Parks Associates surveyed 482 owners of the iPhone 4S to see what people are using Siri for.

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