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Make Siri Your Virtual Assistant

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Make Siri Your Virtual Assistant

MoreNews: Hedge Funds Bring Down Apple, Siri Creator Spins off new Virtual Assistant and A New Black Ops Secret Revealed

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Today's MoreNews presents 8 links to interesting reports around the web. Some of the reports that we're covering today include:Big hedge funds fueled fourth-quarter dive in Apple shares, Siri Creator SRI Spins off a New Virtual Assistant and a video about the craziest special ops helicopter used for surveillance in...
MoreNews: Hedge Funds Bring Down Apple, Siri Creator Spins off new Virtual Assistant and A New Black Ops Secret Revealed
Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued

LG Quick Voice virtual assistant takes on Siri, S Voice

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LG is launching its own mobile-based virtual assistant in South Korea. Quick Voice, rolling out to various future Optimus handsets, is an attempt to take on the voice command functions offered by Apple's Siri and Samsung's S Voice. International variations of the app may follow the Korean launch.......
LG Quick Voice virtual assistant takes on Siri, S Voice
Apple's Siri Buttons On Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar Steering Wheels? Automakers Think Different

IBM concerned about Siri’s loose lips

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IBM is worried about Siri and will prevent iPhones from accessing the virtual assistant while connected to the company’s internal network. Chief Technical Officer Jeanette Horan says IBM blocks the servers that power the software, fearing a security risk or information disclosure of corporate data.When asking Siri a question, recordings...
IBM concerned about Siri’s loose lips

Apple granted key voice command technology patent

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Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for technology that offloads voice commands with contextual information to an off-site computer for processing, one of the key features that allows the company's Siri virtual assistant to operate....
Apple granted key voice command technology patent

Google takes on Siri with standalone iOS search app update

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Google on Tuesday rolled out a software update to its standalone iOS search app, offering advanced voice-recognition technology that mimics Siri in function, but taps into the internet search giant's vast data banks instead of the assets accessed by Apple's virtual assistant....
Google takes on Siri with standalone iOS search app update

Speech recognition anyone? AT&T opens up Watson API

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Look out Nuance Communications, there’s a new speech recognition player in town. Nuance can’t simply buy up this potential competitor as it has in the past since this company happens to be AT&T. Ma Bell has taken the locks off of its Watson speech application programming interfaces (APIs), allowing any...
Speech recognition anyone? AT&T opens up Watson API

Mercedes-Benz to add Siri integration to new A-Class line

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Mercedes-Benz has announced comprehensive integration between Apple's iPhone and its new A-Class line of vehicles, including support for the Siri virtual assistant found in the iPhone 4S....
Mercedes-Benz to add Siri integration to new A-Class line

ManageEngine Launches A Siri-Style App For The Help Desk

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ManageEngine has launched the ServiceDesk Plus iPhone app that incorporates voice-recognition technology for IT professionals so they can make commands, dictate notes and do any number of other tasks that come with managing a help desk. The app uses Nuance Nina, a virtual assistant, to dictate, edit, reply, assign/reassign and...
ManageEngine Launches A Siri-Style App For The Help Desk

BMW taps Nuance for in-car speech recognition

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BMW will be the first the automaker to incorporate Nuance Communications’ new voice command and control platform into its dashboards. The German car manufacturer said today it is using Nuance’s Dragon Drive voice messaging technology in its BMW 7 Series flagship luxury sedans as well as the BMW 3 Series...
BMW taps Nuance for in-car speech recognition

OS X 10.9 rumored to include Siri and Apple Maps

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Whether Siri is ready or not, Apple’s (AAPL) virtual assistant is the future. Although OS X 10.9 is still largely a mystery outside of a few Web sightings, 9to5Mac reports early builds of the next Mac operating system could see Siri and the widely criticized Maps app baked in. The Apple blog says it’s...
OS X 10.9 rumored to include Siri and Apple Maps
Nokia is building a revolutionary new phone to combat the ‘poorly designed’ iPhone

Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel promote Apple’s iPhone 4S

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Apple has never been big on adding star power to its ad campaigns, but a new series of spots has put its iPhone 4S in conversations with actor Samuel L. Jackson and “New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel. The spots are a departure for Apple, which tends to concentrate on how...
Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel promote Apple’s iPhone 4S

QNX's Watson-connected Porsche 911, hands-on (video)

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Remember that QNX-loaded Porsche 911 we sat down with (in?) at CES? Well, it's back and it learned a few new tricks en route to New Amsterdam York City. The car-friendly software company got its hooks into AT&T's Watson Speech API and used it to power a new voice-command...
QNX's Watson-connected Porsche 911, hands-on (video)
Siri and Apple Maps head to OS X 10.9 for testers
Apple's latest celebrity Siri ad features Martin Scorcese as a taxi passenger

Judge excuses himself from new Siri-related patent suit, cites conflict of interest

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New York District Court Judge Gary Sharpe on Tuesday recused himself from presiding over a patent case involving the Siri virtual assistant, saying he had an unspecified interest in Apple....
Judge excuses himself from new Siri-related patent suit, cites conflict of interest

Google Knowledge Graph: The Birth of a Siri Rival?

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Google's Knowledge Graph seems like just another search feature, but connect the dots and it could become the brains behind a Siri-like virtual assistant....
Google Knowledge Graph: The Birth of a Siri Rival?
The Future Of Customer Experience - 3 Examples Of Virtual Assistants, Biometrics And Siri-Style Services

Apple says Google Now hasn't even been submitted to the App Store, despite what Eric Schmidt says

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Despite some posturing by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt at a company event in India earlier today, Apple says that Google Now has not been submitted to the App Store for approval. Apple, as reported by Cnet’s Don Reisinger, has no power to approve or reject the app because it’s not even in its...
Apple says Google Now hasn't even been submitted to the App Store, despite what Eric Schmidt says

Siri print ad shows up in Rolling Stone magazine

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One of the first Apple print spots to feature its Siri virtual assistant popped up in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine on Monday as part of an iPhone 4S advertisement....
Siri print ad shows up in Rolling Stone magazine

A Virtual Assistant is NOT http://bit.ly/doeInQ #feedly

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A Virtual Assistant is NOT http://bit.ly/doeInQ #feedly
Google Now wins 'Innovation of the Year' award, runs laps around 'outdated' Siri

Samsung’s Galaxy S III: A 4.8-inch Android monster with eye tracking

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After whipping up iPhone-like buzz for its Galaxy S series, Samsung today finally unveiled its next entry in the series, the Galaxy S III. As expected, the phone is an absolute monster, with a huge 4.8-inch screen sporting a 720p resolution. Larger than last year’s Galaxy S II, but...
Samsung’s Galaxy S III: A 4.8-inch Android monster with eye tracking
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The Digital Personal Assistant Problem Siri Still Hasn't Solved

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Ilya Gelfenbeyn is the CEO of Speaktoit, the top-rated virtual assistant on Android, and an authority on natural language processing. We caught up with him to ask why we still have to talk down to digital personal assistants, and when exactly we might acquire a more natural relationship--and tone--with them....
The Digital Personal Assistant Problem Siri Still Hasn't Solved

With Google Now, Android Puts Apple's Siri To Shame (GOOG, AAPL)

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After Apple bought Siri a few years ago, many assumed it was the company's first step in a battle against Google's search business. It was a good assumption. But at All Things D's D8 conference in 2010, Steve Jobs tried to put that speculation to rest by saying Apple had...
With Google Now, Android Puts Apple's Siri To Shame (GOOG, AAPL)

Siri used by 87% of iPhone 4S owners, study claims

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Research from an unreleased study found that some 87 percent of iPhone 4S owners use at least one of the features offered by Apple's Siri each month, lending evidence that the virtual assistant is a notable differentiator from competing devices....
Siri used by 87% of iPhone 4S owners, study claims
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