Tag: Siri

Google buys DeepMind startup to help give machines a brain boost

In what may be an attempt to get an edge in the personal assistant competition, Google has been reported to be in the process...

Google and Apple prep for battle over voice-controlled personal assistants

Now that Android and iOS are practically established as the top two mobile platforms in the world, tech rivals Google and Apple are gearing...

Yahoo’s voice-controlled assistant is real but isn’t really Yahoo’s

Earlier, the Internet went aflutter after a video leaked out that showed what seems to be Yahoo's entry into the voice-controlled personal assistant arena....

Yahoo said to be working on a voice-controlled personal assistant

This year has one underlying thread: context. The most glaring example of context is with our mobile devices. Siri and Google Now are nothing...

IBM’s Watson will now be available to Developers via an API

Google Now may be facing competition from one of the more robust knowledge engines around. Siri may have some snappy answers to silly questions,...

Google Now easter egg is a Star Trek fans dream come true

Google Now has yet another easter egg built in, this time taking on a SciFi classic. When you say “Beam me up, Scotty” to...

Samsung’s contextual data project, SAMI, shown off at MEMS conference

Samsung has started development on SAMI, which stands for Samsung Architecture for Multimodal Interactions. The project, which can best be described as Siri-esque, offers...

Microsoft going after Google Now and Siri with ‘Cortana’

Over here in Android land we have Google voice search and Google Now, which is amazing. Then over on iOS and the iPhone they...

Apple’s Siri gets snarky with Google Glass replies

Oh, it is definitely on! The battle for the top smartphone assistant has been going on for quite some time now but it seems...

Apple claiming Google Now infringes on Siri patents

We had known Apple was looking to include the GALAXY S 4 in the patent suit with Samsung. As of today however, it looks...

Amazon smartphone rumors fire up with reports of Siri-like app purchase

We've heard our fair share of reports and rumors suggesting the folks from Amazon are planning a smartphone, but they float around for a...

Amazon acquires IVONA text-to-speech to take on Siri and Google Now

In a move to increase their options and features across their growing tablet lineup, today we're learning that Amazon has acquired the IVONA Software...