Apple Acquires Speech Recognition Company Novauris, Puts Them to Work on Siri

Apple Acquires Speech Recognition Company Novauris, Puts Them to Work on Siri

According to a new report, Apple quietly acquired speech recognition company Novauris at some point last year–and they’ve put the team behind the company to work on Siri, the Cupertino corporation’s virtual assistant. Pieces of the company’s many software innovations include local voice recognition, requiring no internet connection to perform more intricate tasks with voice commands.

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Apple working on opening up Siri SDK to third-party developers for iWatch

Apple working on opening up Siri SDK to third-party developers for iWatch

Apple has a lot of improvements planned for Siri, in the run up to the launch of the much-rumored iWatch, according to a report by The Information.

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Apple attends US Senate summit on distracted driving

Apple attends US Senate summit on distracted driving

John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, held a summit with technology companies to talk about distracted driving. The summit is broken down into round tables featuring tech companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and more.

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Assistant Unrestrictor is a jailbreak tweak that takes over when Siri is offline

Assistant Unrestrictor is a jailbreak tweak that takes over when Siri is offline

Do you have constant reliable cellular data access? Well this Cydia tweak may not be for you. However, if you are like a lot of iPhone users, where data is not reliable then Assistant Unrestrictor could be quite useful to you. The tweak, available for Free, via Cydia, detects whether there is an internet connection and if not disables Siri and replaces it with Voice Control. When internet access is restored Siri is automatically re-enabled.

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Siri might soon be able to search your iPhone photo library

Siri might soon be able to search your iPhone photo library

Finding photos in your iPhone’s photo library isn’t easy, and Apple plans to tackle this problem by letting you find your photos using Siri.

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Siri accuracy increases considerably with iOS 7

Siri accuracy increases considerably with iOS 7

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who had last year assessed the accuracy of Siri, has today followed up with another round of his Siri “report card”, noting that with iOS 7, the virtual assistant has become a lot more reliable.

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Meet Steeri, Driverless Car app powered by Siri [Video]

Meet Steeri, Driverless Car app powered by Siri [Video]

Apple has been adding features such as Siri Eyes Free and iOS in the Car to bring Siri and other Apple services to your car.

We’re not sure if these are baby steps to Apple eventually launching their self-driving car like Google, but Filmmakers John Dabrowski and Mark Odlum have created a spoof video, which gives a glimpse of what it would be like if Siri was to drive your car.

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How to stymie Siri with decimals and subtraction

How to stymie Siri with decimals and subtraction

You have to admit that Siri is a wonderful addition to iOS. She may often  apologize because she “can’t take any requests right now,” but she is always there for a joke, a trick or an unexpected flub up. Lance Whitney of CNET recently discovered a new Siri faux pas when  trying to subtract decimals.

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Honda unveils new Display Audio, HondaLink and Siri Eyes Free tech for its 2014 automobiles

Honda unveils new Display Audio, HondaLink and Siri Eyes Free tech for its 2014 automobiles

Honda is making the connected car even more of a reality with its new Display Audio touchscreen technology that’ll debut in the 2014 Honda Civic and eventually land in the 2015 Fit.

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Siri the target in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Siri the target in new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Apple’s Siri is the focus of a new patent infringement lawsuit filed by Connecticut company Voice Domain Technologies.

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