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What's The Sassiest Answer Your Digital Assistant Ever Gave You?

No, people did not suddenly become obsessed with calculus today, wanting to know the answer to an controversial maths equation. Aaron Paul seems to have discovered an Easter egg on Siri that quickly tore up the internet.


Voice Search App Hound Is Gunning For Siri, Google Now and Cortana

The boffins over at SoundHound just released a video of their Hound voice query app and it’s incredible. Unlike some voice recognition that needs you to speak slowly and clearly, the Hound team want you to be able to just talk normally.


In A Terrible Alternate Reality, Siri Is Your Mum

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the team at The Daily Dot tracked down the real-life voice of Siri, and put her to work giving motherly advice to a real-life human.


What's The Worst Thing About Virtual Assistants?

There’s a rumour that Apple will be redesigning Siri to better resemble its colourful Watch version. Cool. But with Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana getting a lot of development attention on their platforms, including a male version of Cortana, Siri probably needs more than just an interface overhaul. In fact, there’s annoying shit endemic to all of the “intelligent” assistants. What would you fix first?


Apple Accused Of Making The Russian Version Of Siri Homophobic  

Was Siri programmed to be a Russian homophobe? A Russian-language speaker living in London recorded some rude responses to questions about being gay from Apple’s digital assistant.


A New Apple TV With Siri And Apps Could Be Coming Soon

Guys, Apple is finally going to do it. The Cupertino company is finally making its next big push into the TV hardware business by mid 2015. It’s not going to be TV set (obviously) according to the ever-reliable Apple beat reporter John Paczkowski. It’s going to be a new Apple TV. With apps!


Watch This Australian-Italian Nonna Adorably Try To Use Siri

Video: This Nonna trying to use Siri is quite possibly the cutest thing ever.


No, Women's Voices Are Not Easier To Understand Than Men's Voices

The not-quite human voice that emanates from your phone or GPS or other device is, more often than not, female. It’s an obvious pattern, and one that many have claimed has a simple technical explanation: Female voices are easier to understand. The only problem is that it’s not true.


Why Is My Digital Assistant So Creepy?

Siri, Cortana and Alexa are robotic personal assistants, but they are also women. They live in your pockets, their skinny smart phone bodies executing your every command. They are intimate with you. But they are also, as Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore said at the Windows 10 keynote last week, “a member of your family.”


Do You Actually Use Voice Control?

Yesterday, Amazon announced Echo, a Bluetooth speaker slash voice-controlled personal assistant, an omnipresent Siri that sits in your living room and answers whatever questions you might throw at it. So, clearly, Amazon thinks that voice control is cool enough to warrant a standalone product. I’m just wondering who actually uses the damn thing.