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Google TV adding Siri-like voice controls

Google TV adding Siri-like voice controls

Google may be taking a page from Apple's Siri voice-controlled assistant feature for its future Google TVs. A patent application newly unearthed by Patently Apple reveals that Google is developing a Siri-like interface for Google TV that will introduce a variety of capabilities involving voice commands remotely sent to Google TVs via Android devices.

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iPad 3 Retina Display allegedly confirmed

iPad 3 Retina Display allegedly confirmed

The most persistent rumor for Apple's next-gen iPad is the use the introduction of high-resolution Retina Display similar to what's been offered on the company's latest iPhones. And today, more claims support the rumor with an close-up examination of what's allegedly the display component of an iPad 3.

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iOS 5.1 GM leak confirms Japanese Siri & camera shortcut

iOS 5.1 GM leak confirms Japanese Siri & camera shortcut

Siri's incoming Japanese skills have apparently been confirmed, with a leaked copy of the iOS 5.1 Gold Master showing the new language addition in the settings menu, as well as a tweaked iPhone lockscreen. Hints of Siri's new linguistic abilities had been shown earlier in the week, when the virtual personal assistant itself began confirming Japanese was supported, and BGR's access to a leak of the GM 5.1 release confirms it.

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Siri tips her own Japanese language skills

Siri tips her own Japanese language skills

It seems Siri has been fooled, quite easily, into admitting that she can now speak Japanese. Siri, the Apple voice-activated assistant on the new iPhone 4S, had been tipped earlier this month to gain Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language support in an update believed to be coming in March. Siri herself is now confirmed that Japanese language support is coming.

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Siri update may be for iPad 3

Siri update may be for iPad 3

Apple has tossed a brand new wrench into the gears of your iDevice hacking dreams, this time cutting out all devices from using Siri and her servers if you do not have the iPhone 4S. This device is currently the only device approved by Apple to use Siri, but as thousands of Siri-hungry Apple fans out there will tell you, they want it everywhere! Apple has released a brand new stopper for this situation so that the iPhone 4S is the only device that can Siri the night away, it being a simple token in the software that detects your device in so many words - on the other hand, this "fix" could just be to allow in the upcoming iPad 3.

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HTC Endeavor ROM hints at HTC Speak potential Siri rival

HTC Endeavor ROM hints at HTC Speak potential Siri rival

The HTC Endeavor continues to give up its secrets, with diagrams of the upcoming smartphone along with hints of an "HTC Speak" potential Siri-rival being dragged from the leaked ROM. Curiously, although the quadcore Tegra 3 based Endeavor is believed to be the same as the HTC Edge, the graphics used in the ROM as part of the SIM-insertion sequence show the angular Android device leaked last week. Meanwhile, HDBlog's digging has apparently unearthed a movie editing app - and not the regular Google one - along with HTC Speak, a voice command system.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 8, 2012

Zdravstvuj everyone! Especially our Russian friends. Yes, that weird word at the beginning of this post is "hello" in Russian, and is the perfect segue into our first story on today's evening wrap-up: Siri may get Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language support in March. As we all know, Siri won't rest until she's taken over the entire world. That's something to worry about, but luckily the privacy issues people had with the iPhone's Path won't be. A Path update went live today to try to resolve the problem.

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