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iOS 8 Wants to Get to Know You Better

Adam Levin | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The take-away, if there is one, is that while the iOS 8 upgrade represents a giant leap forward with regard to what you can do with your smartphone, it also expands your "attackable surface."

An Open Letter to Apple: I Know You're Trying to Date Me

Amy Arndt | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Amy Arndt

When it's all said and done, you've been good to me, and I am thankful for our special bond. It's clear to me that leaving you would be too much for me to bear. After all, I'm certainly not the first woman in history to be tempted by an apple.

#Apple Watch

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I'll get the Apple 6 or Apple 6 plus on 9/19 but since I also have a watch fetish, I eagerly await the Apple Watch next year, here's why.

Siri Image Presented At Murder Trial: 'I Need To Hide My Roommate'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology

Did a Florida man suspected of killing his friend ask Siri for advice on hiding a body? On Tuesday, prosecutors showed the court a screenshot foun...

Don't Ask Siri This Question If You're In A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.21.2014 | Divorce

It's easy to get way too dependent on Siri. But there are some questions you just don't want the iPhone's virtual assistant to tackle. Take, for i...

An Individual With Autism's Only Friend: Siri

Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

As part of a partnership between Pacific Child and Family Associates, JetBlue, Autism Speaks and TSA, I attended the Blue Horizons for Autism -- an au...

Breaking Up With Siri Who Was Supposed to Be My Best Friend

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Imagine giving commands to a virtual assistant and having an even smarter smart phone working for me! Even at my age, I am embracing new technology if it makes my life easier. Everyone needs a virtual assistant, right?


Gabrielle Medecki | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Gabrielle Medecki

Learning to love technology, to embrace it and use it well, may involve early crashing into each other, but in the long run, it can be a great tool of connection.

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 | 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...