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Streisand, the Love Poet, Enthralls Philadelphia Audience

Laura Goldman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Laura Goldman

The audience for the Barbra Streisand concert in Philadelphia on Saturday night was verklempt (Yiddish for choked with emotion) at seeing their idol i...

How My Wife Googles Things

Nick Simard | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Nick Simard

Let's say we're sitting around the table, having a lively discussion, when something comes up that none of us (in this scenario I'm pretending we have friends) know the answer to. Out come the smartphones! Tap tap, typity type type...

What's It Like to Be Siri?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Technology
Maureen Anderson

In almost eight years of hosting my talk show I've never had people get as excited about a guest as they did when it was Susan Bennett from Atlanta. You probably know her as Siri, the voice in your iPhone.

Siri's Creators To Unveil Powerful New Personal Assistant

Washington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.04.2016 | Technology
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In an ordinary conference room in this city of start-ups, a group of engineers sat down to order pizza in an entirely new way....

Meet The Woman Who Voiced Siri -- And A Lot Of Other Things, Too

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.20.2016 | OWN

Everyone knows her voice, but few know her name. Well, technically, you know her as Siri, but the woman behind iPhone's sometimes-sassy personal assi...

Customer service on hold: we hate phone menus and don't trust virtual assistants like Siri

The Conversation US | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Jacob Groshek, Boston University; Chelsea Cutino, Boston University, and Jill Walsh, Boston University "Just thinking about it makes me break out int...

Even Siri Knows It's Hard To Understand What Toddlers Are Saying

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.25.2016 | Parents

Little kids are cute, but it can be hard to understand what they're saying. As this adorable video shows, not even Apple's highly capable assistant Si...

Are Smartphones 'Over'?

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mould for mobile phones the question is now being asked whether the evolution of the ...

Even Siri Knows How Sad The Cleveland Browns Are

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 03.17.2016 | Sports

As humans first, and sports fans second, we know not to pile it on poor Cleveland Browns fans. Their team hasn't won a playoff game since 1994, and ha...

Smartphones Are Often Ill-Equipped For Safety Emergencies

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology

Many of the world's smartphones -- often hyped for having flashy conversational intelligence features -- have limited responses when asked about menta...

How We Will Talk to Computers in the Future

Andreas Blixt | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Andreas Blixt

There's a lot of talk right now about the Amazon Echo, or Alexa, as you would refer to the voice assistant that the Echo enables you to converse with....

Ask Siri "What's Up?" to Discover Overhead Flights

Map Happy | Posted 03.02.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Ever wondered where that plane in the sky is headed? Siri knows everything. This post originally appeared on Map Happy. Travel blog One Mile at a Ti...

This Is What Happens When You Ask Siri Seriously Awkward Questions In Public

Taylor Hirstein | Posted 02.26.2016 | Comedy
Taylor Hirstein

Siri can be a wonderfully helpful tool for daily life. Especially while on-the-go in places such as New York City. But what many do not know is that Siri can provide a great deal of entertainment and laughs.

Why Are Digital Assistants Like Siri Given Female Voices?

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- An interesting question came up Saturday at the MIT Tech Conference on artificial intelligence: "Why are most 'serving' machines g...

How To Make Your Smartphone Dumber

Francis Levy | Posted 02.12.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Confronted with ever more complex gadgetry and virtual reality accessories that are harder and harder to operate? You may want to make your smartphone...

Why Selling SEO Is Unethical in 2016

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

If you are still selling SEO to local businesses or online entrepreneurs, this is a great time to reevaluate that decision.

Listen To Siri's Great Answer If You Ask About People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.08.2015 | Technology

If you grab your iPhone and ask Siri how to start a conversation with someone who has a disability, the digital assistant will tell you: "It's easy. J...

Siri's Definition Of 'Bitch' Is Beyond Offensive

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Black Voices

It seems people of color can't escape racial bias, even when talking to Siri. Apple iPhone's staple feature defines the word "bitch" in an even more o...

Hey Siri... Who Is SmartAlex?

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 11.16.2016 | 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 11.17.2016 | 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 ...

Going Steady With Siri

George Zarkadakis | Posted 10.28.2016 | 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 hand...

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 with...

Siri Has Become a REAL Woman Now!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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.