Personal assistant

01.30.14
Yahoo's latest acquisition points to a Google Now rival
01.30.14

Yahoo's latest acquisition points to a Google Now rival

Yahoo's latest acquisition is Incredible Labs, the company behind personal-assistant iOS app Donna...

By S. Silbert,   01.30.14
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07.13.13
Google's Alfred to shut down on July 19
07.13.13

Google's Alfred to shut down on July 19

Venture Beat reports that Google will quietly retire Alfred on July 19th. Alfred was billed as a p...

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02.12.13
New iOS app Winston is your Siri personal assistant for news
02.12.13

New iOS app Winston is your Siri personal assistant for news

Winston is a new and ambitious product from Colorado-based startup, Reactor Labs. It's a take o...

By K. Hodgkins,   02.12.13
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08.28.12
Intelligent personal assistant Cue adds support for iPhone calendars, iOS 6
08.28.12

Intelligent personal assistant Cue adds support for iPhone calendars, iOS 6

One thing that stands out in our modern digital age is the sheer volume of information that we...

By K. Hodgkins,   08.28.12
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11.29.11
Siri lends a hand via your Bluetooth-enabled car stereo, reminds you to buy milk (video)
11.29.11

Siri lends a hand via your Bluetooth-enabled car stereo, reminds you to buy milk (video)

Sure, we've seen Siri used to do a host of things, including controlling the temperature in a h...

By B. Steele,   11.29.11
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11.21.11
Developer creates proxy server for Siri, controls thermostat with his voice (video)
11.21.11

Developer creates proxy server for Siri, controls thermostat with his voice (video)

Now that Siri's protocol has been freshly dissected and laid bare for the world to behold, hacker...

By A. Toor,   11.21.11
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10.16.11
Switched On: As Siri gets serious
10.16.11

Switched On: As Siri gets serious

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Nearly 15 year...

By R. Rubin,   10.16.11
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05.04.11
Voice Brief for iPhone is updated with some welcome new features
05.04.11

Voice Brief for iPhone is updated with some welcome new features

I first reviewed Voice Brief in March. The app uses a synthesized voice to read your email, Twitt...

By Mel Martin,   05.04.11
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