The voice command facility can be turned off at the flick of a switch. My question is: how bothered are we, really?
What's clear from MWC is that, to detract from the huge buzz around wearables, phone companies are now having to grab attention with quirks like a dual-edged screen (Samsung) or 1TB of storage (Microsoft).
Your telly does not care whether you are happy. Nor the people or programs who will listen to the words spoken in front of your telly. They do not care whether you're happy either.
Not only are its current users the most brand-loyal, the iPhone is the handset that people are most likely to recommend even if they don't own one. Samsung might have a clear lead over Apple when it comes to ownership, but it's level pegging when it comes to recommendations.
As with fake endorsements forum shills are built entirely to coerce you into buying something, even the accounts are fake.
The adoption of technology into our everyday environment can do more than just transform our way of living - it also has the potential to enhance and innovate the way our children are taught in classrooms.
Low-cost 'feature' smartwatches, supporting only functions baked in by the manufacturer and lacking flashy designs, may be the push needed to help smartwatches go mainstream. Without it, the market might remain limp-wristed for a long time to come.
Various cats have been set amongst the pigeons in Berlin this week. Consumer electronics trade show IFA has been the launch pad for some exciting smartphone unveilings, including flagship and top-end mobiles from Samsung, Sony and Microsoft. ..
When Apple released its first iPad in 2010 it had a pretty obvious advantage over its competition - there simply wasn't any. Sure, Microsoft and friends brought out the first Tablet PC way back in 2002, but nobody wanted one. It was clunky, ran Windows and had a stylus.
With World Cup mania underway fans everwhere need to keep track of their smartphone. Cybercrime has become a pandemic and smartphone theft is where it all begins.
The key to starting to unlock a young person's potential really can be as simple as treating them as such - not succumbing to stereotypes and really listening to them. It may sound obvious but it is a large part of the reason why three in four young people supported by The Trust move into work, education or training.
Don't get me wrong, the S5 is a good phone, but so was the S4 and S3 before it. Ultimately, Samsung's new flagship is symptomatic of an industry that seems to have plateaued and is now churning out evolutionary rather than revolutionary updates to increasingly jaded consumers.
The annual pilgramage to CES this year created quite an impression. The big themes were relentless connectivity and tracking, the concept of the Internet of Everything from Cisco, basically the intersection of humans, objects and technology and finally wearable technology.
Move over Apple, Samsung, Tesla and whichever else gee whiz company that comes instantly to your mind when you think about the tech sector.
The Apple vs Samsung war that went on to grab the headlines for long seems like an amateur fight when compared to this one. This one's happening totally in the ring. And, it's between many on either side! What broke out around Halloween seems to pack a lot of tricks, but no treats, unless you are a corporate lawyer on either side.
Recently I branched out to Windows Phone 8 after a Nokia Lumia 928 came my way. Was it going to be a chance to relive the days of working with Windows mobile? In a word "no". I am in disbelief. I am staggered that this operating system exists in 2013.