Apple buys a machine learning startup named Inductiv to improve Siri
Inductiv is behind the creation of a technology that uses AI to automate the identification and correction of errors in data.
Apple buys AI startup to possibly improve Siri’s natural language understanding
Apple might employ Voysis’ expertise and resources to further improve how Siri responds to natural language, catching up with Google Assistant.
Apple, Amazon and Google will now work together to improve smart homes
Google, Amazon, and Apple are joining forces with other brands to make a new and unified Connected Home platform for all smart home devices
Former head of Apple Siri team joins Microsoft’s AI division
According to a newly published report, Stasior is now joining Microsoft as a corporate vice president, reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott.
Research: Alexa is dumber than Siri and Google Assistant
A recent research, taking a look at popular digital assistants Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant reveals how they compete.
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Pocketnow Daily: Moto RAZR foldable design leak, Samsung Gaming Service & more (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new renders of Motorola’s new RAZR foldable smartphone, the periscope camera in the Honor 20 Pro, and more.
Facebook Assistant planned to compete with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant
A couple of recent reports are suggesting that Facebook might be working on what could end up being the Facebook Assistant.
Samsung Galaxy S10 variants confirmed, Whatsapp security & more – Pocketnow Daily
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S10 variants confirmed, Whatsapp security & more
Apple Siri executive is stepping down
Apple is forced to find a new Siri executive to lead the team as Bill Stasior has stepped down, without leaving the company though.
To all the 2018 tech we… tolerated? | #PNWeekly 338
We are wrapping up the year in mobile tech news from Apple’s battery throttling bungle to the nightmare and adrenaline rush that was Techtober!
Galaxy Flex, Mate Flex, LG G Flex, Flexis Praxis | #PNWeekly 333
Jacklyn Dallas (aka NothingButTech88) joins us to talk about folding phone branding, Black Friday deals and news of future flagships!
The Google Assistant for iPhone just got better thanks to Siri
Siri shortcuts in iPhones are going to help the Google Assistant be more useful to its users after its latest software update
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Is Apple working on making Siri multi-user?
A multi-user Siri that recognizes the person talking to it would allow the voice assistant to become even more useful. There’s a patent filed for that.
Apple Watch Series 4 rumors give us specs, price and release date
We may be less than a month away from the launch of the new Apple Watch Series 4 and rumors give us more information about its characteristics
WWDC 2018 and BlackBerry’s KEY2 success | #PNWeekly 308
BlackBerry has a new phone to last a weekend, feature a keyboard and much more while Apple has surged in software in some places and lagged in others.
Apple’s WWDC 2018 to be entirely software-focused, no new iPads or MacBooks in store
No iPhone SE 2, no iPad Pros with Face ID, no refreshed MacBooks, and certainly no Apple Watch Series 4. Still, there’s plenty of exciting software stuff reportedly slated for WWDC 2018 announcements.
$250 Beats-branded Siri speaker tipped as Apple’s only WWDC 2018 hardware launch
Apple is reportedly keen on “advancing its digital assistant ambitions” at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, both with expanded Siri capabilities and a lower-cost Beats smart speaker.
Clamping down on Apple leaks: 12 leakers arrested last year
29 leakers were caught overall and Apple has assured all employees that these rogues will forever wear a scarlet letter if they ever wish to return to their industry.
Apple’s HomePod is in trouble, with weak sales so far and inventory ‘piling up’
If it wasn’t already abundantly clear, suppliers and analysts have confirmed Apple’s HomePod struggles in a Bloomberg report, with sales significantly below internal expectations.
Google splits search and AI operations as ex-division chief joins Apple to reboot Siri
Apple is looking to step up its AI efforts with the help of Google’s former machine learning and search division head, while the search giant is splitting the two operations and promoting a couple of veteran employees.
Broadcom loses Qualcomm, has Apple lost Siri? | #PNWeekly 296
Former employees say Siri never had a way to lose because Apple never set a way forward for it. Also, Broadcom banned from acquiring Qualcomm.
Former employees say Apple leadership on Siri is failed
The employees say that executive visions for Siri have clashed with their own and have been slow to adapt to the competition.
One former Siri project leader is a little disappointed at Apple’s progress with it
In a way, with how Apple panned Siri out from the beginning and then over the past seven years, she was set up to not be anywhere close to perfect… or to grow as fast as Google or Amazon.
The iPhone SE 2 and MWC 2018 | #PNWeekly 293
In the midst of all the MWC coverage we’re pulling off, we’ve got to keep to our promise of a weekly mobile tech podcast. And we have the perfect iPhone to do it with. Yes, iPhone.
Wireless Sony Xperia Ear Duo headset starts at $280 with Dual Listening support
The Sony Xperia Ear Duo is truly a one-of-a-kind wireless headset, supporting both Google Assistant and Siri while welcoming outside noise instead of trying to cancel it.