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Topic: Siri

Apple's CarPlay wins Autoblog 2016 Technology of the Year award

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple's CarPlay was awarded the "best individual technology feature in a vehicle" by Autoblog at Detroit's North American International Auto Show.

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Google rumored to be working on Siri & Facebook-like chatbots for new messaging app

12/23/2015, 01:12 pm

Google is allegedly developing a new mobile messaging app that would include chatbots, capable of answering users' questions by scouring the Web and other resources.

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Dealers say GM's rapid adoption of Apple CarPlay is helping them sell cars

12/14/2015, 04:12 pm

American automaker General Motors has rolled out support for Apple's CarPlay iPhone integration faster and across more models than its rivals, resulting in independent dealers reporting that the feature draws in customers and helps to close the deal in selling new cars.

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First look: SiriMote lets you control your Mac with an Apple TV Siri Remote

12/09/2015, 10:12 am

A new, free OS X app dubbed SiriMote allows owners of the new fourth-gen Apple TV to pair the device's Siri Remote with a Mac computer, offering a new method of control.

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Tim Cook recruits Siri for advice in Cerebral Palsy Foundation "Just Say Hi" campaign

12/08/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has joined a series of celebrities adding their voice to a new Cerebral Palsy Foundation campaign designed to spark conversations with people with disabilities--in a spot that seeks advice from Siri.

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Ford Sync update brings Siri Eyes Free support to more than 5M vehicles

12/03/2015, 02:12 am

Detroit automaker Ford enabled Siri Eyes Free integration for more than five million car owners with the release of a Sync infotainment system software update on Thursday, an upgrade compatible with cars dating back to the 2011 model year.

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iPad Pro has M9 motion coprocessor, but lacks always-on 'Hey Siri' support

11/11/2015, 03:11 pm

Though it includes the same M9 motion coprocessor as the new iPhone 6s series, Apple's iPad Pro does not offer support for always-on "Hey Siri" voice controls when operating on battery power.

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Apple to enable Siri search for Apple Music on Apple TV early next year

10/28/2015, 09:10 pm

Two days before Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV is set to ship out to customers, the company on Wednesday confirmed it will add Apple Music compatibility to the set-top box's voice activated Siri search feature in an update early next year.

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Latest iPhone 6s ad features Bill Hader, Siri and Nigerian prince

10/27/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple posted a new iPhone 6s commercial to its YouTube page on Tuesday touting the handset's new Siri Hands Free feature with the help of comedian and actor Bill Hader.

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Siri limits music chart questions to Apple Music subscribers

10/26/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple's Siri voice assistant in iOS will refuse to answer questions about music charts for people who aren't Apple Music subscribers, users noted on Monday.

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Study: Apple's Siri more distracting to drivers than Google Now, better than Microsoft Cortana

10/22/2015, 06:10 pm

As part of an ongoing study on the consequences of using hands- and eyes-free systems while driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety rated Apple's latest version of Siri voice control as "highly distracting," behind Google Now and certain OEM infotainment systems.

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iPhone 6s stops listening for 'Hey Siri' when it's in your pocket or face down on a table

10/22/2015, 02:10 pm

Apple's new iPhone 6s utilizes its M9 coprocessor for "Hey Siri" input, allowing it to always listen for voice commands. Well, almost always.

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Apple updates Siri with quips about 'Back to the Future Day'

10/21/2015, 09:10 am

Playing into social media trends, Apple on Wednesday updated its Siri voice assistant with a variety of responses to people wishing it "Happy Back to the Future Day."

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Ford adds Apple's Siri Eyes Free to legacy vehicles with Sync 3.8 update

10/16/2015, 01:10 pm

Ford has begun updating existing vehicles on the road to support Apple's Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, now available to download on systems running its second-generation Sync infotainment platform.

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How to create location based reminders with Siri in iOS 9

10/14/2015, 11:10 pm

With Apple's addition of proactive Siri features in iOS 9, users have an even more intuitive and flexible interface from which to quickly create location based reminders.

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Hackers use radio waves to silently control Apple's Siri, Android's Google Now

10/14/2015, 09:10 am

A newly spotlighted hack utilizes an iPhone or Android handset -- with headphones plugged in -- to remotely and silently access the smartphone's built-in voice controls, potentially unbeknownst to the user.

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Apple enhances Siri team with purchase of VocalIQ, a car-focused British speech tech firm

10/02/2015, 03:10 pm

Natural language processing firm VocalIQ, a U.K. company with a particular interest in voice control within automobiles, has reportedly been acquired by Apple, in a likely attempt to bolster its voice-driven personal assistant Siri.

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Teardown of Apple TV Siri Remote finds same touch controller as iPhone 5s & iPad Air

09/22/2015, 11:09 am

A teardown of the first Apple TV and its new voice-enabled Siri Remote has discovered the controller sports the same Broadcom-made touchscreen controller the company already uses in the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPad Air.

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Siri on Apple TV will be restricted to just 8 of 80 launch countries, apps limited to 200MB

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

When Apple announced its fourth-generation set-top box on Wednesday, the company put Siri front and center while proudly proclaiming that the new Apple TV would launch in 80 countries --but the erstwhile voice recognition system will come to just eight.

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Apple finds difficulty recruiting AI experts thanks to tough user privacy stance

09/07/2015, 10:09 am

Apple has reportedly set about massively expanding its team of data scientists and artificial intelligence experts, but has found it tough to recruit top minds in the field as the company's privacy policies prevent researchers from getting access to valuable user data.

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