By Alex Heath on Oct 23, 2011
After talking to Siri on your iPhone 4S, you may have realized that you’re talking to a woman. Ask Siri, “What are you wearing?” and you’ll usually get a woman’s response.
If you haven’t realized that Siri is a she, then you prove the point of CNN’s Brandon Griggs: people subconsciously prefer a female voice over a male one. The preference apparently harkens back to biology. Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 18, 2011
Jon Pielak is the former lead iPhone developer for Siri, the voice technology that Apple has implemented in the iPhone 4S. Pielak helped start the Siri project back in 2008.
Some may have forgotten that Siri actually started as a popular App Store app for the iPhone. In a recent blog post, Siri’s former lead developer talks about why Apple bought Siri, what makes Siri special, the what’s on the horizon for the most advanced consumer voice technology on earth… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 18, 2011
We talked about Siri, Apple’s new voice-controlled digital assistant, for months before it actually arrived. We didn’t even get confirmation that it existed until a week before its release, yet it feels like we’ve been hyping it up forever. For good reason, too.
When before have we been able to talk to a piece of technology in that all-so-awesome Star Trek kind of way? The way we’ve been dreaming about ever since someone in a lycra suit, (three sizes too small for them of course) first asked a question of a disembodied voice. Star Trek characters often had seemingly real conversations with their computers, and we were oh so jealous.
Until now… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 17, 2011
The most talked about aspect of the iPhone 4S has to be Siri. Apple’s newest AI technology has been making splashes in the press since its announcement two weeks ago. People are even trying to port it to the iPhone 4.
Siri can recognize and interpret tons of voice commands. We’ve all had fun seeing Siri’s attitude in action, but did you know that the dictation aspect of Siri is incredibly advanced, too? Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 14, 2011
Apple’s new voice technology, dubbed “Siri,” is really smart. It’s also got an attitude.
While Siri has been receiving tons of praise from journalists and consumers alike, Apple’s new AI system has one serious flaw: it doesn’t understand thick accents. Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 9, 2011
The developers at App Cubby have created a beautiful app called Tweet Speaker to let you listen to your Twitter timeline.
This unique Twitter client effectively turns your Twitter feed into a radio station for your listening pleasure. Tweets are read aloud in succession. We may have found the perfect Twitter app for driving and leisurely catching up on tweets… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 29, 2011
Nuance has updated its Dragon Go! app in the App Store with a host of new features to enhance the voice dictation experience. In case you missed our original review, Dragon Go! allows you to speak commands like “Find movie tickets for tonight” and get results.
Dragon Go! was already pretty smart, but this recent update just made it way smarter. Nuance has added support for services like Spotify, Netflix and Wolfram|Alpha… Read More