voice assistant

Microsoft developing advanced Cortana
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Microsoft developing advanced Cortana

Cortana, Microsoft’s ‘personal assistant’ software, will reportedly be available on Apple and Android
13 Mar 2015
Facebook buys speech recognition startup
Speech recognition
voice recognition

Facebook buys speech recognition startup

Social network hopes Wit.ai will help it close ground on Siri and Cortana
6 Jan 2015
Cortana UK beta release date due this fortnight
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Cortana UK beta release date due this fortnight

Cortana, Microsoft’s personal voice assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, due to launch this fortnight
22 Jul 2014
BlackBerry 10.3 release to feature Siri-like voice assistant
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BlackBerry 10.3 release to feature Siri-like voice assistant

BlackBerry 10.3 OS to offer users access to voice-activated assistant
17 Jul 2014
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Apple snaps up speech recognition firm Novauris
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Apple snaps up speech recognition firm Novauris

Consumer electronics giant bolsters voice capabilities with recent purchase.
7 Apr 2014
Microsoft Siri rival Cortana details "leaked"
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Microsoft Siri rival Cortana details "leaked"

Windows Phone 8.1 digital assistant "exposed" in photos and video.
5 Mar 2014
Google to offer Siri-like service in new iPhone search app
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Google to offer Siri-like service in new iPhone search app

The latest version of the search giant's iPhone app is reportedly days away from launch.
9 Aug 2012
Apple iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion - Top 10 features
iPhone 4S
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Apple iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion - Top 10 features

We take a look at the most exciting features Apple is going to bring to iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion, including updates to Siri, MacBook Pro with Reti…
12 Jun 2012
IBM bans use of Siri on iPhones
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Mobile

IBM bans use of Siri on iPhones

Big Blue seems concerned Apple could access confidential information.
23 May 2012
OK, computer
biometrics
Mobile

OK, computer

Inside the Enterprise: Apple's Siri has popularised using voice to control our devices. But the real potential lies in voice biometrics.
19 Jan 2012
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Top 10 tech winners and losers of 2011
Bye, bye TouchPad.
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Top 10 tech winners and losers of 2011

Many companies and products have done well in 2011 and many others haven't. The winners are as glorious as the losers are dejected and desperate...
29 Dec 2011
Google working on Siri rival?
Android
Mobile

Google working on Siri rival?

Latest rumours circulate about efforts to catch up with iPhone voice software.
19 Dec 2011
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iPhone’s Siri hacked for Android
iPhone 4S
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iPhone’s Siri hacked for Android

Mobile developers crack smartphone voice recognition software protocol for use on other devices
18 Nov 2011
First Impressions: iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4
The iPhone 4S will be available in both black and white.
Mobile

First Impressions: iPhone 4S vs iPhone 4

How does the iPhone 4S stack up against its predecessor? We take an initial overview of Apple's latest smartphone.
4 Oct 2011
Apple announces WWDC dates, iPhone announcement expected
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Apple announces WWDC dates, iPhone announcement expected

As usual, Apple's annual developer conference is set to be overshadowed by news of the next-generation iPhone, as Apple shifts its focus squarely onto…
29 Apr 2010