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Siri was inspired by a Defense Department project, almost became an Android staple

The Huffington Post has a fascinating article about the history of Siri. While many remember the iOS app that kicked off the Siri revolution, many people don’t realize that the app had its roots in a Defense Department-funded project called … Continue reading

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iPhone’s Siri was originally headed to Verizon Android phones

From a Huffington Post feature on the origins of Apple's 'Siri' comes the revelation that the famed voice assistant almost became a poster child for Verizon's line of Android phones. In late 2009, Siri's founders reportedly signed a deal with … Continue reading

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BlackBerry Z10 vs. iPhone 5 Video: Really, Siri?

Whatever your thoughts on RIM and BlackBerry are, there’s no doubt that RIM’s new offering the BlackBerry Z10 is an intriguing device. A new video comparing the performance of the BlackBerryZ10 vs. iPhone 5 has just been released, offering some insight into … Continue reading

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The Siri Effect: Why Android Needs A Better Voice Interface

On the last 2012 episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, recorded immediately  following the Christmas holiday, we spent a little time trading tales of gadgets wished-for and gadgets received from generous gift-givers. More importantly, we also swapped stories of an … Continue reading

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GM to put Apple’s Siri in two of its smallest Chevrolet cars

General Motors is taking steps into making driving and talking on your phone much more safe. The automotive company said it has figured out a way to carry out Apple’s voice assistant service Siri to two of its smallest cars: … Continue reading

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