Siri

WATCH: How To Freak People Out Using Siri

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Want to make passers-by look at you in a very strange way? Or even gross them out completely? Why, simply follow the example of YouTube prankster J...

The iButler Is the Thin End of the Wedge

Robert Williams | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

With news of Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant breaking, it looks like Siri is also about to get a serious makeover. Apple recently filed a patent that will make it more like personal assistant that tracks you around the house. An iButler, if you will.

When 'Her' Becomes a Reality, She'll Be a Digital Booth Babe

Mat Greenfield | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mat Greenfield

The now Oscar-winning Spike Jonze movie 'Her' explores how our relationship with technology may change as it becomes more sophisticated

Why You Shouldn't Use Siri To Make Your Pancake Day Shopping List

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Comedy

"I used Siri to make the Pancake Day shopping list," tweets writer Andrea Gillies. And what was on that shopping list? "Eggs, cream, flour, mi...

Computer Says No Thanks, You're Not My Type

Geoff Lloyd | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Lloyd

The main obstacle to forming a relationship with a voice-activated computer assistant is embarrassment... It's the awkwardness of the interaction: It's impossible to talk to an electronic device without feeling ridiculous. Try it in public, and worry that anyone in earshot assumes you've had a full-on breakdown.

What's a Sense of Direction Got to Do With It?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

So where is this sense when it comes to directions? It turns out that this sense, or lack thereof, seems to be latent in grid cells in my brain. Last summer, neuroscientist Joshua Jacobs, of Drexel University, along with his colleagues, tested fourteen people who had electrodes implanted in their brain for epilepsy therapy, and learned that humans have similar 'direction cells' as animals.

We Live So Fast, There's No Time To Think

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

"We live so fast ... there's no time to think." Who among us hasn't held the thought, at least for a fleeting moment?

WATCH: How To Get A Date Using Siri

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Thought that Siri, the iPhone's personal assistant and knowledge navigator (thanks, Wikipedia) was useless and/or annoying? Think again! Becaus...

This Is What Siri Really Looks Like

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Tech

The face of Apple's famous voice assistant has been revealed. In an interview with CNN, American voice actor Susan Bennett admits that she was the ...

Getting 'Siri'ous - How Apple Will Change the Enterprise (By Accident)

Nigel Cannings | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech
Nigel Cannings

Siri is not, as a tool, changing the corporate environment one jot. What has changed, though, is suddenly people are waking up to the fact that voice can be a useful tool.

Dear Siri, Why Does Nobody Get Me?

Ollie Taylor | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Tech
Ollie Taylor

It would seem that the development of technologies which mimic human characteristics, such as compassion and care, is inevitable. So can we, as consumers, expect that future mobile phones or other interfaces to be more like real people, including elements of human imperfection, risk and error?

In Love With a Robot: The Dawn of Machine-To-Machine Marketing

Emil Kotomin | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Tech
Emil Kotomin

If you haven't been paying attention to the news lately, artificial intelligence is on the rise. Robots manage 70% of the US stock trading volume, and if there ever was a company capable of bringing the concept to the masses, it is certainly Apple, who, coincidentally, made it the key marketing point of the iPhone.

WATCH: Apple's Siri Hacked To Control An Entire Home

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Tech

Thanks to HuffPost's Bianca Bosker, you know all about Siri's secret origins. But what about its future? One creative individual has taken that int...

Under the Radar: Voice Control and the Science of the Unobtrusive

John West | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Tech
John West

The holy grail of user-experience is to design something that is inherently unobtrusive, without needing a learning period, but very few new pieces of technology achieve that.

Clamping Down on Crime and Bureaucracy

Brian Redpath | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK
Brian Redpath

Police officers should be crime fighters not form fillers. The desire to reduce the paperwork is shared by serving officers, David Cameron and was stated in the Home Office's Policing in the 21st Century White Paper.

PICS: Siri Learns To Review Movies (From A Robot's Perspective)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech

Apple's voice assistant Siri has learned to review movies. No - not just pull up movie reviews from RottenTomatoes.com (though she can do that too)...

Siri Does Not Know Cricket

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Tech
Laxmi Hariharan

"Is the Iphone5 available in London?" his brother, texted him from Dubai. "I'm texting you from one. We live in the first world..." was his sardonic ...

COMIC: Apple Maps Say Sorry (To Siri)

AllThingsD | AllThingsD | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Tech

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Most European Languages Face 'Digital Extinction'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Tech

A staggering 21 European languages are facing 'digital extinction', according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Manchester’s Nat...

WATCH: iPhone 5 Siri Replaced By Staci... Solomon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Comedy

In an unexpected move, Apple has made Stacey Solomon the voice of 'Siri' in the UK. Take a look at the new advert, above. (With thanks to Jess Robi...

Apple's Siri Voice Assistant 'Fails One Third Of The Time'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Tech

It's an open issue whether Apple's voice assistant Siri has gained mainstream adoption. The fact that Google has built a very Siri-like voice searc...

WATCH: What If John Malkovich's Apple Advert Was Actually Funny?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Have you seen the John Malkovich Apple advert? If you haven't, you probably ought to, as this clip we've got for you above won't make a whole lot of s...

5 Reasons Why The Galaxy S3 Beats The HTC One X

Ramy Khuffash | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Tech
Ramy Khuffash

The HTC One X has lived a short life as the King of Android phones. We all expected the S3 to be similar but we also expected Samsung to go that extra mile and it seems they've done just that.

WATCH: Samuel L. Jackson Stars In Siri iPhone Advert

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Apple are a very cool brand. As a very cool brand, they can get some very cool people to help them sell their products. Their latest phone shiller? No...

Am I an Apple Fanatic?

Sam Sheppard | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Tech
Sam Sheppard

When I purchased my first iPhone back in 2008, an incredible, abrupt, and dramatic transformation apparently occurred. According to friends, family, and random people commenting on forums, I had become an Apple fanboy. A slave to the cult of Jobs.