Digital assistant

09.06.19
Apple rewrote Siri to dodge questions about feminism and #MeToo
09.06.19

Apple rewrote Siri to dodge questions about feminism and #MeToo

"In nearly all cases, Siri doesn't have a point of view."

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08.07.19
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 doesn't have a headphone jack or Bixby button
08.07.19

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 doesn't have a headphone jack or Bixby button

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04.30.19
Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?
04.30.19

Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?

This is not what we signed up for, but at least it was on sale.

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08.10.15
Android users can fire Google Now and replace it with Cortana
08.10.15

Android users can fire Google Now and replace it with Cortana

With Cortona, Microsoft is horning in on Google's search business.

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05.28.15
Google reveals Now on Tap, its canny new Android M concierge
05.28.15

Google reveals Now on Tap, its canny new Android M concierge

Google's trying to make Now even more subservient to your needs with its next version for Android...

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08.01.14
Ask Ooloo puts the 'person' back in personal assistant
08.01.14

Ask Ooloo puts the 'person' back in personal assistant

Before Google dominated search, Ask Jeeves depended on a team of humans -- yes, humans -- to answe...

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07.25.14
Cortana won't sound like Cortana on UK Windows Phones
07.25.14

Cortana won't sound like Cortana on UK Windows Phones

Now that Microsoft is rolling Windows Phone 8.1 out to handsets, users can now start chatting with...

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07.25.11
Leak: future iOS update to introduce Siri-based voice control
07.25.11

Leak: future iOS update to introduce Siri-based voice control

When Apple snatched up Siri back in April, we had to wonder exactly what Cupertino was planning f...

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02.05.10
DARPA-based Siri virtual assistant hits the App Store, smartphone sentience can't be far behind (video)
02.05.10

DARPA-based Siri virtual assistant hits the App Store, smartphone sentience can't be far behind (video)

It's been well over six months since we first got wind of Siri, the DARPA-inspired smartphone app t...

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