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Her Review: Loneliness Never Looked So Beautiful (Or Futuristic)

On my way to the theatre, I asked Siri about Spike Jonze’s new movie Her, and she got confused. “What kind of businesses are you looking for?” Siri replied in her always off-kilter robotic murmur. I barked back some line about Siri being stupid. She cracked some stupid joke. And my phone went back into my pocket.


Watch 50 Siri And Google Now Voice Commands In Action

Not sure which virtual assistant/life-partner to entrust with your personal well-being? PhoneBuff newest videos should make that choice at a least a little easier, showing you 50 different commands using both Apple’s Siri (above) and Google’s Google Now (below).


Can Siri Answer Questions Asked By The Movies?

And here we thought we’d done every gimmick we could with Apple’s Siri personal assistant. Not so. This time, Siri is answering questions posed by movie characters for no reason whatsoever.


Has Jetstar Fallen Into The Uncanny Valley With Ask Jess?

In an age of virtual assistants running our phones, it makes sense that brands would plant a robot of its own into its website to help customers, but has Jetstar entered the uncanny valley with its new tool, Ask Jess?


What Are The Best Tech Support One-Liners Your Parents Have Asked You?

I’m at my parents’ house for the weekend. Loosely translated, I’m doing some minor tech support for the next few days. My mother just implored: Siri now hates me. Can you help me? Sure, mum.


'I'm The Actor Who Provided The Voice For Siri'

Siri has provided iPhone users around the planet with everything from weather forecasts to restaurant reviews, whilst fending off dumb-arse questions along the way. But if you ever wondered who whispered all those sweet nothings, here’s your answer.


Apple Just Bought (Another) Personal Assistant Maker

Looks like Siri might be getting an upgrade after Apple bought Cue, an app that makes personalised agendas based on scanning emails. TechCrunch’s sources say that the purchase price was somewhere between $US40 and $US60 million, and that Apple plans to keep the company running.


Microsoft's Siri Is Based On Cortana, Halo's AI Character

Microsoft is next in line to build a mobile personal assistant, one that’s more than more than a robotic voice that obeys spoken commands. The feature will tie together all Microsoft products. So it’s probably appropriate that it’ll be named Cortana after the artificially intelligent character in Halo.


What If Spike Jonze's Movie Her Was Actually Voiced By Siri?

So though the premise of a man falling in love with the voice of his phone’s operating system is a little ridiculous, Spike Jonze’s movie Her actually looks wonderful and maybe even believable. But duh! Who wouldn’t fall in love with Scarlett Johansson’s voice?


Siri Gets Sassy If You Ask Her About Google Glass

Everybody knows that Siri gets silly from time to time and starts cracking jokes. Most of them are not funny (e.g. “Two iPhones walk into a bar… I forget the rest.”) But when Siri starts trash-talking Apple’s competitors, things start to get interesting.


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