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To Err Is Humanoid

Eli Lebowitz | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology
Eli Lebowitz

Daily life is riddled with small misunderstandings. Words are mispronounced, ambiguous terms are misinterpreted, lack of context leads to confusion, and distraction contributes to mistakes.

Google Creates A Smart Way To Make Sure You Don't Forget Plans

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology

One of the world's biggest technology companies wants to help you be a better human -- as long as you let it read your email.

Never Wander Aimlessly Around Parking Lots Again

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 05.01.2014 | Technology

Google Now already helps millions of users plan their daily commutes, keep track of upcoming flights and find nearby concerts. Now it's moving on to m...

Meet Microsoft's Answer To Siri And Google Now

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology

At an event unveiling the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft finally took the wraps off Cortana, the company's answer to Siri and Google Now...

Google Says There Are About 189 Quadrillion Countries In The World

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

Google describes Google Now, its Siri-like voice-command assistant, like this: "It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much tra...

Hello, My Name Is Google And I'm Coming For Your Friends

Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

I spent this past weekend with a delightful houseguest who was cooperative, helpful and cheery, no matter how many inane things I asked her to do. She...

The Truth Behind Google's Bizarre Mission To Make Tech 'Go Away'

Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Google's professed goal of making technology "get out of the way" masks what's truly taking place. By making technology invisible, Google is also making it omnipresent.

New Google Voice Search Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

Google introduced a new search feature at the company's annual I/O developers conference on Wednesday, and it's about to put Siri to shame. Google...

Google Now Works Best With, Not Against, Siri

AP | By ANICK JESDANUN | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Google Now is often compared with the Siri voice assistant on Apple's mobile devices, but its power lies in giving you infor...

Google Invades Siri's Turf

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Siri may be feeling a little job insecurity. The sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their...

Google's Assistant Gets Savvier

Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.15.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Google Now, the search giant's Android-based virtual assistant, is getting a suite of new features that aim to make the tool an even more engrained pa...

Witness The Dawn Of Crowdsourced Flirting

Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.03.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

We all know what it's like to suffer through a first date -- the canned conversation, awkward good night hug/kiss, forced laughter. Rather than endure all that alone, artist and programmer Lauren McCarthy has hired a team of anonymous online strangers to help her through the awkwardness.

Search As We Know It Isn't 'The Worst' -- It's Obsolete

Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Search is undergoing one of its most dramatic and exciting transformations in years. Search is less in danger of becoming a desert -- and more at risk of being deserted.

Bianca Bosker

SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple’s Siri an icon during a packed press conference held before an auditorium of ...

Yes, The Machines Are Getting Better. But So Are You.

Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.04.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

The new year is starting with a new, louder wave of warnings about the robots coming for our jobs. They're better at things than we are, goes the ...

Jason Gilbert

Goodbye Siri, Hello Saga? | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

The new app Saga is aptly named. Saga, of course, harkens back to those larger-than-life tales of blonde, barrel-chested Scandinavian man-gods clashin...

Google Now's Latest Trick: Outsourcing Your Brain

Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

You can stop thinking now. That's Google's job.