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Topic: Siri

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

02/28/2012, 10:02 pm

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.

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Apple's 'iPad 3' rumored to have Siri, dual-core A5X chip, 1080p camera

02/21/2012, 11:02 am

A new report offers a picture claimed to be the front glass panel for Apple's next iPad, and also claims the third-generation device will feature Siri voice control, a dual-core "A5X" processor, and a 1080p camera with image stabilization.

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Siri itself confirms Japanese support coming soon to Apple's iPhone 4S

02/14/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's Siri virtual assistant for the iPhone 4S claims it can already speak Japanese, despite the fact that the language is not yet enabled in the feature's settings.

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Apple disabling unauthorized Siri ports on non-iPhone 4S devices

02/14/2012, 04:02 pm

A report on Tuesday revealed that Apple has added a new barrier to the software needed to run Siri, a move that shows the Cupertino, Calif., company is actively tracking the growing number of iDevice users who have managed to port the voice-recognizing assistant to non-supported hardware.

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Apple again highlights Siri with new 'Road Trip,' 'Rock God' iPhone 4S ads

02/10/2012, 01:02 am

Apple on Thursday posted two new video ads showcasing how the Siri virtual assistant on the iPhone 4S can help people achieve dreams like cross-country road trips and playing in a rock band.

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Siri rumored to gain support for Mandarin, Japanese and Russian in March

02/08/2012, 04:02 pm

An Apple software engineer reportedly working on the Chinese-language version of the company's Siri voice assistant says support for Mandarin, Japanese and Russian will be added in March, as well as localized navigation and information services.

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Siri accounts for 1/4 of Wolfram Alpha queries as search engine goes 'Pro'

02/07/2012, 09:02 am

About one quarter of the queries to the "computational knowledge engine" Wolfram Alpha now come from the Siri voice assistant found in Apple's iPhone 4S.

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Apple iPhone 4S A5 chip incorporates Audience EarSmart noise reduction tech for Siri

02/05/2012, 04:02 pm

Apple's A5 System on a Chip incorporates dedicated noise reduction circuitry by Audience, Inc., which optimizes the performance of Siri voice recognition on iPhone 4S.

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Apple working on version of Siri to help you purchase products online

01/19/2012, 09:01 am

Future updates to Apple's Siri personal assistant could grant users the ability to purchase items from online stores using only their voice.

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CES: Apple's Siri prompts competitors to push their own voice controls

01/10/2012, 09:01 am

Though Apple is not present at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the company's influence is felt on many of the products there, particularly with respect to new voice control functionality found in smartphones and televisions.

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Hackers claim Siri port to iPhone 4 avoids copyright infringement

12/27/2011, 02:12 pm

Hackers have managed to successfully port Apple's Siri personal assistant to a device other than the iPhone 4S, and they claim to have done it without violating any copyright laws.

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Apple's Santa TV spot deemed best ad of holiday season

12/23/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple's TV commercial depicting Santa Claus interacting with Siri on his iPhone 4S was named the most effective ad of the 2011 holiday season, and topped 34 other Santa-themed spots.

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Nuance acquires Vlingo to deliver Siri-like intelligent voice interfaces

12/20/2011, 05:12 pm

Nuance has announced plans to acquire Vlingo in order to deliver a new generation of voice-based, natural language interfaces for a variety of consumer and professional markets the company sees as being a $5 billion opportunity.

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Apple's Siri can now shop for electronics by voice using Wolfram Alpha

12/19/2011, 05:12 pm

A new capability announced by Wolfram Alpha enabling its clients to browse Best Buy's electronics and appliances data provides iPhone 4S Siri users a new way to shop and compare products using their voice.

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NYT: Apple secretly working on wearable, Siri-compatible computers

12/19/2011, 08:12 am

Apple has reportedly begun work on new, tiny, wearable devices that could be controlled with Siri, or used to input information to devices like the iPhone.

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Samsung ramps up A5 production in Texas; iOS 5.0.1 tweak may aid Siri ports

12/16/2011, 02:12 am

Samsung began full-scale production of Apple's A5 processor at a new facility in Austin, Texas, this month, while hackers are claiming that Apple's recent tweaks to iOS 5.0.1 could open up legal ways to port the Siri voice assistant feature to other iOS devices.

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Rumor: Google prepping 'Majel' Android voice assistant to counter Apple's Siri

12/13/2011, 10:12 pm

A new unverified report claims Google is working on its own voice recognition assistant for Android, drawing its "Majel" codename from the voice of the on-board computer in Star Trek.

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Apple's iOS 5 boosts Twitter signups 25%, Wolfram Alpha searches by 20x

12/08/2011, 07:12 pm

Apple's release of iOS 5 for both new devices and iPhones dating back to 2009 has had a significant impact on its integration partners, with Twitter noting a 25 percent increase in new accounts and Wolfram Alpha stating that Siri boosted its query volume 20 fold, disrupting the status quo in search and web services.

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Apple hiring more Siri engineers, working on evolving API, features, languages

12/06/2011, 06:12 pm

Apple has at least two job postings open for "iOS Software Engineers" that describe work on the Siri voice assistant user interface and the development of an Application Programing Interface, indicating continued work on the new feature. Three additional job listings involve porting Siri to other languages, something readers have noted Apple has already collected voice samples for among native speakers.

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iPhone 4S is Apple's most popular phone yet with 96% satisfaction rate

12/01/2011, 07:12 am

The iPhone 4S carries the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any Apple smartphone yet, with a new survey finding that 96 percent of users consider themselves satisfied with their purchase.

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