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Samsung Announces New Flagship Galaxy S 4 Competitor to Apple's iPhone

Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

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Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?: Agustino Fontevecchia of Forbes: Carl Icahn just won't sit tight.  In a filing released after market hours on Monday, the billionaire investor revealed a 9.3% passive stake in Nuance Communications, a voice-recognition company reportedly behind Apple's Siri.  Shares in the company surged in after-hours trading....
Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

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It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning legions of fans. Nuance, the company behind Dragon -- often cited as the gold standard in voice...
Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant
Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued

How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

Harman preps in-car infotainment with Android, shows concept with gestures and HUD

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Harman often works behind the scenes to supply the infotainment systems for the cars we know. This year, it's hoping to catch more of the limelight by putting mobile front and center. Its high-end car system for 2013 runs a unique virtualized platform that keeps vital car functions running...
Harman preps in-car infotainment with Android, shows concept with gestures and HUD

Chevrolet unveils TV spot touting Siri 'Eyes-Free' feature

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Chevrolet, the first automaker to bring Apple's Siri Eyes-Free feature to market, has debuted a new TV commercial that showcases the feature as an integral selling point for the forthcoming 2014 Chevy Sonic. The Sonic, the second production model with the feature behind the Spark, has an integrated steering-wheel button...
Chevrolet unveils TV spot touting Siri 'Eyes-Free' feature

How To Say No, And Other Tips From Inside SRI's Venture Process

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Editor’s note: Norman Winarsky is the Vice President of Ventures at research and technology development organization SRI International, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He is co-founder of Siri, and more than 30 other ventures. I am frequently asked what SRI International thinks about the explosion of incubators in the...
How To Say No, And Other Tips From Inside SRI's Venture Process

Will Apple Sideline Siri Before She Kills Google?

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Editor’s note: Dan Kaplan is a freelance Content Strategist and armchair futurist. He has worked in marketing for Asana, Twilio and Salesforce. Follow him on Twitter @dankaplan. In the wake of Apple’s big iOS 7 reveal, there has been much hoopla and quibbling. The bulk about it has centered around the...
Will Apple Sideline Siri Before She Kills Google?

Apple Gets Siri-ous, Posts 12 Siri-Related Job Openings

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Siri: Why is Apple recruiting so many people to work on you? Siri, Apple's speech-recognizing personal assistant, seems set to go through some Siri-ous changes. (Sorry, we'll stop now.) Over the weekend Apple advertised 12 different positions relating to Siri. The jobs range from a Speech Operations Engineer responsible...
Apple Gets Siri-ous, Posts 12 Siri-Related Job Openings

Siri Jokes Aside, Voice Control Will Make Computing Better

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In 1989, it was pure science fiction. Mere seconds after dictating cooking instructions into the oven, Marty's aging mother pulled a fully cooked pizza out of the voice-controlled Black & Decker contraption and served her family. "Boy oh boy, mom you sure can hydrate a pizza!"  I'm referring, of course,...
Siri Jokes Aside, Voice Control Will Make Computing Better
Apple hiring folks to work on Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish versions of Siri
GM first to sport Siri's 'Eyes Free' feature with the Chevy Sonic and Spark starting next year

Inside Siri's brain: The challenges of extending Apple's virtual assistant

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Plenty of developers would love to be able to take advantage of Siri in their own apps. Alas, that's a significant technical challenge. Here's why....
Inside Siri's brain: The challenges of extending Apple's virtual assistant

Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

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On April 25, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new automotive access and control system that will primarily be found in future iPhones. Last June we posted a report that revealed Apple's in-vehicle initiative with nine major auto companies to...
Apple Reveals Advanced Automotive Access & Control System

Google plans to bring its own voice search to the iPhone and iPad

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Google’s own version of Siri is coming to the iPhone and iPad “soon,” according to the company. On Wednesday Google announced an update for its Chrome app is now available for Android and that another update for the Chrome for iOS app will follow “over the coming days” and include...
Google plans to bring its own voice search to the iPhone and iPad

Nuance launches 'Voice Ads' platform to bring a Siri-like experience to mobile advertising

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If Nuance gets its way with the just announced ‘Voice Ads’ mobile advertising platform, soon every mobile ad could include Siri-like functionality that lets you communicate with and ask questions about the product being advertised. Nuance, the company behind the voice recognition module currently used in Apple’s Siri, today...
Nuance launches 'Voice Ads' platform to bring a Siri-like experience to mobile advertising

Google's Next-Generation Search App Is Now Available For iPhones And iPads (GOOG)

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Long available on Android, Google Now is the company's app on steroids. Then you'll be getting weather at a glance, using the voice-powered search a la Siri, and having the app speak answers to your questions back to you. When we tried the Android version last July, it blew Siri...
Google's Next-Generation Search App Is Now Available For iPhones And iPads (GOOG)

Apple hires Amazon's Stasior to head Siri department after co-founders Cheyer and Kittlaus leave

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Apple has hired Amazon executive William Stasior to run its Siri department, reports Kara Swisher at All Things D. If true, this would mean that Apple was replacing two of the co-founders of Siri, who it had brought on when it acquired the assistant software. Stasior was working on A9,...
Apple hires Amazon's Stasior to head Siri department after co-founders Cheyer and Kittlaus leave

Scientists say deep learning is the future of Silicon Valley tech

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It may seem like the stuff of a dystopian future, but scientists are confident about a machine learning technology that can recognize and replicate human activities like seeing and thinking. Leading artificial intelligence experts are investigating ways to commercialize a rapidly emerging sub-field of research known as “deep learning”. It...
Scientists say deep learning is the future of Silicon Valley tech

This app uses your text messages to recommend restaurants

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Intelligent robot assistants like Siri have changed the way we interact with our mobile devices to help make recommendations for us, but the technology has yet to fully adapt to our personal preferences. University of Washington graduate student Jared Bauer is developing an application that has several of the same...
This app uses your text messages to recommend restaurants

In iOS 7, Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names

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When Siri  first launched, many users found lots of names were pronounced incorrectly and couldn’t do much beyond adding phonetic spellings manually for each contact. With iOS 7, it appears Siri can now ask for help with pronunciations. As discovered by 9to5Mac reader RY, Siri will ask for help...
In iOS 7, Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names

Winston: A digital butler that reads your news and social media updates aloud

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Like one part Siri and one part morning news update, a new app called Winston could change the way you consume news online. Launching today on the iPhone for free, Winston reads aloud recent news and social media updates through a distinguished electronic English accent. The app summarizes news...
Winston: A digital butler that reads your news and social media updates aloud

TNW's Daily Dose: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter in the UK and more

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter opens up in the UK and Siri can’t find prostitutes in China. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to...
TNW's Daily Dose: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Kickstarter in the UK and more

Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

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Apple had the best-selling smartphone during the last two quarters of 2012 and its corporate profits, driven primarily by the iPhone, are through the roof — it made over $13 billion in the last quarter alone. Yet its competitors smell blood. Samsung attacked first, with its 2012 ad campaign making...
Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

Apple Hit With $530,000 Chinese Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sales of Animated Films

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M.I.C. Gadget reports that Apple has been hit with a new lawsuit in China, with the state-owned Shanghai Animation Film Studio claiming that Apple has permitted sales of its movies without authorization. Given that Apple does not directly sell audio or video content through the iTunes Store in China, it...
Apple Hit With $530,000 Chinese Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sales of Animated Films

When Google met Siri

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Google's Siri alternative is finally available on Apple devices. So what happens when they have a chance to chat? By Justin Belmont, contributor FORTUNE - Apple's Siri is no longer the only voice assistant in town. Recently, Google introduced its own voice-powered search sidekick, Google Now which is also available...
When Google met Siri
If not for Apple, Siri would have been preinstalled on every Droid

This Latest Google Now Ad Has Me Hating Siri

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Google’s ad campaigns haven’t always been the best. Remember that silly Google+ ad that tried to put a romantic spin on Circles, only to make it look like a whole lot of work? Well, the search firm has stepped up their game for the latest Nexus 4/Google Now ad,...
This Latest Google Now Ad Has Me Hating Siri

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?
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