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Hey Siri... Who Is SmartAlex?

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Chaker Khazaal

When you ask Siri this question, "Who is Smart Alex?," she will tell you that it's the third studio album by the Adicts, taking this from Wikipedia. However, let me introduce you to a different Smart Alex.

A Boomer's Guide to "Oh Wow" TV

Jeb Harrison | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

Pop quiz! Name the TV character whom, upon entering his "ready room," frequently requested, "Earl Grey. Hot!" Question number two: To whom did this ch...

Hacking TV Episode #015

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.02.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Siri is starting to have conversations with the couch potatoes of America through the New Apple TV. IBM buys the weather without the channel. Amazon ...

Review: New Apple TV Is Bursting With Potential

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.30.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- It turns out that Apple's streaming-TV box - aptly named Apple TV - isn't just for streaming anymore. Its latest incarnation, which ...

Going Steady With Siri

George Zarkadakis | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

I'm becoming addicted to talking to Siri. I used to ignore her and rarely ask her anything of importance in previous iOS versions, but since I downloaded iOS 9 I discovered that Siri has become a better listener, and responder.

Hands-Free Tech Like Siri Can Be Dangerous For Drivers, Study Says

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

Drivers can be distracted for as long as 27 seconds after performing activities such as changing music or dialing a phone number, even when using han...

What To Expect From Apple's Next Big Event

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.09.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hey, Siri, what does Apple have in store for us this week? Along with new iPhones, the iconic tech company is expected...

Facebook Is Testing Its Own Siri-Like Feature

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions wit...

Siri Calls 911 For Teen Pinned Under Fallen Truck

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology

WATERHILL, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee teen is alive, thanks to Siri. Eighteen-year-old Sam Ray says the voice recognition service on his i...

Siri Has Become a REAL Woman Now!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Stephanie D. Lewis

In an effort to make the iPhone more accessible for women, Apple is thinking of creating several different age ranges for their personal assistant named Siri.

Move Over Siri: Cubic Robotics Releasing New Artificial Intelligence Assistant With Personality

Natalie Kalin | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

We're all familiar with the likes of Siri, GoogleNow, Cortana, and, most recently, Amazon Echo. These supposedly intelligent software apps can lead us to the nearest coffee shop, remind us of upcoming meetings, and even give us a good laugh when we foolishly ask what 0 is divided by 0.

Siri Has An Awesome Response To Anyone Who Says 'Bruce Jenner'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices

If you're gonna talk to Siri about Caitlyn Jenner, you better use the former Olympian's correct name. An amazing revelation is making its rounds ...

Facebook's Secret Project Could Run Errands For You

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology

Rumor has it that Facebook is developing its own digital personal assistant.  Codenamed "Moneypenny" -- perhaps after the much-loved character M...

DO THIS NOW: Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology

Ask Siri an unsolvable question and you'll get a cheeky response. This week, social media was abuzz with talk about Apple’s know-it-all digital a...

Meet The Woman Behind The Voice Of Siri

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Behind all the senseless arguments and viral video fun you may have with Siri, Apple's built-in "intelligent personal assistant," there is voice actre...

Baffled Little Girl Has An Increasingly Frustrating Conversation With Siri

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents

Talking to Siri can be a bizarre, hilarious and frustrating experience. For this little girl, it was definitely the latter. Indiana dad Daniel Ged...

From Smartphone to Summer Intern

Penina Remler | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Penina Remler

Just the other day I was commuting home on a crowded LIRR peak express train when a stranger sitting next to me refused to get off at his stop without first commenting on my lightning speed texting technique.

Matt Sheehan

Inside a Chinese Startup's Smartwatch Hackathon | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

WULING SHANZHUANG, China -- It’s 11 a.m. on a smoggy Friday in Beijing, and a busload of computer programmers is abuzz with chatter about smartwatch...

Am I Really Blind? Adapting to Adaptive Technology

Belo Cipriani | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Belo Cipriani

It isn't just movies contributing to a false perception of disability, but also the lack of disabled faces in popular culture at large. Maybe someday there will be a hip show with a funny, romantic or even slutty disabled protagonist. But, until then, I'll just keep flashing my tech toys around.

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Siri

Jan Golden | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

How is your relationship with Siri? If it's strained, you might want to consider these seven ways to improve it.

4 Reasons to Put Your Phone Down (NOW!)

Diana Murphy | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Diana Murphy

Look up from your phone, engage with the people around you and you maybe be surprised at the connections you will make! Even if your not looking for love being constantly on your phone makes you seem unavailable to people around you.

To Err Is Humanoid

Eli Lebowitz | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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.

My Unctuous Smartphone

Chuck Nyren | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

There was a movie I never saw about a guy falling in love with his talking phone. That won't be happening with me. I'm not even sure I like her.

Doesn't Cortana Know That Disparaging Siri Reflects Negatively on Her Parents?

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Good marketers know that when a company "badmouths" a competitor, it is (more often than not) a big mistake -- especially when the company being disparaged has Apple's track record of success.

Siri Gets Taken Down By Google Now In Intelligence Battle

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology

You always knew that Siri wasn't the best assistant, but now you have proof. A new study released Tuesday by consulting group Stone Temple compare...