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Sherpa Beta Virtual Assistant (Android)

In a crowded field of voice-powered digital assistant apps for Android, Sherpa distinguishes itself with its ability to perform searches on the Web, take notes, post to Facebook, and even stream music on command.

By April 17, 2013


How and why to enable Wi-Fi Assist on iOS 9

Learn what this new feature does and how to turn it on.

By September 17, 2015


The many faces of Cortana: How Microsoft's virtual assistant wants to woo the world

Virtual assistants have become commonplace in modern technology, but Microsoft thinks it knows how to push its Cortana a step beyond the rest.

By July 28, 2015


Cortana is your new desktop digital assistant. Here's how she works

Microsoft's digital assistant makes her desktop debut.

By July 28, 2015


Facebook reportedly creating virtual assistant for Messenger

Known internally as "Moneypenny," the assistant would actually let you ask real people for help with different tasks, including ordering products and services.

By July 14, 2015


Amazon makes Echo voice assistant available to the masses

It had been available on an invite-only basis. Starting next month, anyone can bring it home, with devices shipping out for $180.

By June 23, 2015


Microsoft tests 'Work Assistant' app to help with Office tasks on phones

New application is designed to help users perform Office-related tasks on devices running Microsoft's OS for smartphones. Is this Bill Gates' "Personal Agent" project?

By February 6, 2015


Urgent.ly is like Uber for roadside assistance

Roadside assistance goes on-demand with this app-based service for iOS and Android devices.

By June 11, 2015


Apple insists its Watch is necessary

Technically Incorrect: The Apple Watch is simple, utilitarian, necessary and cool. That's Apple's latest pitch in new ads.

By October 6, 2015


Stephen Hawking says assisted suicide a possibility for him

Technically Incorrect: The astrophysicist says in an interview that he fears being a burden. However, he still hopes to unravel more about the universe before he goes.

By June 3, 2015