Voice assistant

11.27.14
Listen to Microsoft Sam sing 'The Piña Colada Song'
11.27.14

Listen to Microsoft Sam sing 'The Piña Colada Song'

Microsoft's Sam has many talents. But what does he do when he's finished helping users install the...

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09.27.12
Apple files patent application for 'intelligent automated assistant,' sounds like Siri
09.27.12

Apple files patent application for 'intelligent automated assistant,' sounds like Siri

Siri's managed to make it into several Apple devices now, so it doesn't shock us to spy the compan...

By M. Smith,   09.27.12
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08.08.12
Google to challenge Siri with its updated Google search app
08.08.12

Google to challenge Siri with its updated Google search app

Google's Search app for iOS will soon receive an update that'll improve the voice assistant com...

By K. Hodgkins,   08.08.12
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08.06.12
Voice assistant 'Nina' lets any app obey commands, makes speech your password
08.06.12

Voice assistant 'Nina' lets any app obey commands, makes speech your password

Voice recognition technology from Nuance is all over the place -- in everything from Smart TVs to...

By S. Sakr,   08.06.12
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07.05.12
Apple sued over Siri in China
07.05.12

Apple sued over Siri in China

After settling a US$60 million lawsuit with Chinese company Proview, Apple now faces yet anothe...

By K. Hodgkins,   07.05.12
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05.21.12
Unofficial S-Voice app gets gagged, Samsung waits for its flagship hero
05.21.12

Unofficial S-Voice app gets gagged, Samsung waits for its flagship hero

Did you get a chance to download Samsung's voice assistant APK over the weekend? Don't bother tryi...

By M. Smith,   05.21.12
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03.27.12
Study: 87% of iPhone 4S owners use Siri monthly
03.27.12

Study: 87% of iPhone 4S owners use Siri monthly

Parks Associates surveyed 482 iPhone 4S owners and found that 87 percent of respondents use voi...

By K. Hodgkins,   03.27.12
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03.13.12
Siri's Japanese performance not as good as DoCoMo's voice assistant
03.13.12

Siri's Japanese performance not as good as DoCoMo's voice assistant

Apple added support for Japanese in iOS 5.1, but the roll out isn't going as smoothly as expected....

By K. Hodgkins,   03.13.12
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03.12.12
iPhone owner sues Apple over Siri
03.12.12

iPhone owner sues Apple over Siri

Sure, Apple's Siri voice assistant isn't perfect. Sometimes there's network connectivity problems,...

By K. Hodgkins,   03.12.12
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