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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...

Here's A Peek At Siri's New Competition

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

A newly leaked video appears to give the public its first glimpse at Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri. World, check out “Cortana.” The tw...

Here's the One Piece of Information You Must Share With Siri

Andrea Smith | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Andrea Smith

Take these steps to make sure your phone doesn't wind up in the Lost and Found if you accidentally leave it behind.

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...

Shazam's Grammy Predictions Actually Revealed Macklemore's Best Rap Album Upset

Kristin Juel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin Juel

Many of us are curious to see just how much can be gleaned from the approach of predictive modeling in relation to something as subjective as music.

The Decline and Fall of the Backseat Driver

Francis Levy | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Spike Jonze's latest movie Her is about the love affair between a man and a machine, or specifically the voice within a machine. It's what they used ...

RUMOR: 'Halo' Fans Will Dig Microsoft's Answer To Siri

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Microsoft may be turning the dreams of fanboys everywhere into a reality by putting Cortana, the sexy AI companion from the "Halo" franchise, into the...

Yasmine Hafiz

Here's What Happens When You Ask Siri About God

HuffingtonPost.com | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

My iPhone can do almost anything. But could it help me find God? An interview with Siri, the virtual assistant inside many Apple products, reveals tha...

Love Is Never Having to Say You're Siri

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Joaquin Phoenix, looking eerily like Kevin Kline, falls in love with his computer operating system. This is totally understandable (the falling in love part, not the Kevin Kline part), since his operating system is played by Scarlett Johansson.

Siri Gets Sassy When You Ask About 'Her'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

"Her," a movie about a man falling in love with a piece of voice software, has been in theaters for about three weeks. (The premise is more plausible ...

What We Really Should Be Worrying About In 2014

Joan Gage | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

I have seen the future, and it is robots. Because I am old and did not grow up gazing at electronic screens or playing with high-tech toys like I-pods and I-pads, I may be among the last to come to this realization -- that the human race is seriously threatened by the creation of ever more sophisticated robots.

Movie review: Her

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Theodore has no luck with the ladies -- even when they're practically drawing him illustrations of the human reproductive act. He's bereft after a break-up, convinced he's doomed to a life of solitude. Then he installs Samantha and she not only organizes his life -- she gets him, in a way that no one ever has gotten him.

50 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Technology

You probably already knew that your iPhone's virtual assistant, Siri, could send text messages and set alarms. But did you knows that it can also show...

Does Not Having a Smartphone Make Me Less Smart?

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I am a non-texting, non-app-obsessed, non-game-playing owner of a flip phone. And I talk on it.

Q: 'Siri, What Are Your Political Views?' A: 'Ron Paul'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Regardless of your own political persuasion, apparently your iPhone is a libertarian. Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant on Apple devices...

'The Simpsons' Says What We All Think About Siri

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

"I'm sorry, I don't see any 'hops pedals' near you. Deleting all contact information." [h/t Pocket-lint]...

Your iPhone Is Now Officially A Pokédex

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology

Last week, Wolfram Alpha, the "answer engine" that can solve calculus problems or tell you how many people live in Manhattan with a few keystrokes, up...

This Woman Says She's The Voice Behind Siri

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Siri might frustrate you less once you meet the woman who voiced it. On Friday, CNN revealed that voice actor Susan Bennett is the voice behind Sir...

Bianca Bosker

Twitter Hoax Reveals What We Desire Most From Machines

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.26.2013 | Technology

This week, Twitterers around the world received some devastating news: The Twitter account @Horse_ebooks, a cult favorite, was human after all. Fo...

A Psychologist Analyzes Siri: Defending a Robot

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It occurred to me that there might be a significant different between those of us over 50 years of age and those yet to get there in terms of how Siri is experienced and utilized. I began to query my Silicon Valley network and heard some interesting observations.

The Next Big Thing in Digital: Voice Recognition

Aaron Shapiro | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology
Aaron Shapiro

Are you prepared for how this will change your business and how your customers interact with you?

Siri And Me

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

I have a total of six fingers, and one of my arms is half as long as the other one. Keyboard-based technology kept me out, but accessible technology is letting me in, allowing me to be a fully participating citizen, just as it and many other technologies do for thousands of the disabled.

Siri Is The Worst Dungeon Master Ever

Posted 07.25.2013 | Comedy

When you can't find anyone to play Dungeons & Dragons with, there's always Siri as a back up plan, right? Well, when D & D enthusiast Nick recruits Si...

Siri Is Taking A New Approach To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

A new update to Apple's Siri is helping the virtual assistant better handle questions about suicide and more quickly assist people who are seeking hel...

New Report About Hands-Free Texting Could Surprise You

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles

With Siri on the iPhone and Bluetooth in dashboards, it's a lot easier for drivers to talk or text on their cellphones -- but a study released Wednesd...