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Apple's Answer To The Amazon Echo Sounds Creepy

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is moving forward with plans for a smart home hub, joining the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Google Home device in the battle to take over your house.


5 Reasons Why Hound Is Better Than Siri And Google Now

There are so many AI-powered digital assistants out there these days, we’ll forgive you if you’ve lost track. Hound is an offering from Shazam rival SoundHound, and it’s packed with an impressive number of features considering it doesn’t have the weight of Apple or Google’s engineering teams behind it. Here are five reasons we like it.


Go Download The MacOS Sierra Public Beta Right Now, If You Dare

The macOS 10.12 beta is now available for public download. We’ve already previewed the new features using the developer beta, and our first impressions were very positive. Mac users will love the changes.


Siri Is Coming To Mac And Opening To Developers

For months, rumours have been swirling that Apple was planning on rolling out some big changes to Siri, its chirpy digital assistant. Onstage at WWDC today, the company finally unveiled those updates, and — surprise, surprise — they’re mostly in line with the earlier whispers.


Use Your Siri Remote To Control Your Mac

The Apple TV brings with it a revamped, Siri-powered remote control to make it easier for you to jump between menus, navigate through content and beat your high score on Crossy Road. With a simple hack the remote can also be used to control your Mac OS X machine. Here’s how it’s done.


Apple Is Reportedly Building An Echo Rival And Opening Siri To Developers

Less than a week after hearing about Google’s voice-controlled home assistant, The Information says that Apple has a similar inclination. The Cupertino company will reportedly open up the Siri API to third-party developers in the near future and will eventually make its own Amazon Echo rival.


How To Teach Siri Better Pronunciation

Siri making a meal of your boyfriend’s name? Or is it just not getting the right amount of twang in when trying to say the name of the local cab firm? If you think Siri’s pronunciation skills leave something to be desired then you can retrain the app yourself in just a few minutes — here’s how to go about it.


Your Move, Apple

It feels like it’s 2001. A ton of companies had released a ton of MP3 players, and they all sucked. The iPod was just months away.

But it’s 2016, and instead we’re drowning in smarthome gadgets, most recently the voice-powered Amazon Echo and whatever Google Home is.


Incredibly Patient Siri Helps Cookie Monster With Baking

Apple partnered up with Sesame Street a while back to demonstrate its ‘Hey, Siri’ feature, as the AI assists Cookie Monster in baking cookies. It just released a ‘behind the scenes’ video that’s really cute.


The Next Generation Of AI Will Be Full Of Feels

We’re already starting to see basic AI for setting up meetings and handling the most basic communications. But the next round of AI aims to provide more than just a time-saver. For this purpose, Silicon Valley is turning to poets, playwrights, and screenplay writers to give AI more emotional intelligence.


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