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In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent

What good is a digital assistant if she can't tell you to leave early because of traffic reports? That's a question asked by Microsoft at any rate.

By November 22, 2014

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Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Once a thing dreamed about in sci-fi, voice-controlled computers are a reality. But consumers may not realize the price they pay for living in the future.

By November 16, 2014

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Ten years in, Firefox fights on -- now against Google and Apple

Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.

By November 10, 2014

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Tech Retrospect: Amazon listens with Echo and Office mobile apps go free

Is a Bluetooth speaker that's always listening creepy? And how much would you pay for Office mobile apps? We'll address those questions and more in this look back at the week in tech.

By November 7, 2014

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Amazon debuts Siri-like digital assistant Echo for your home

The e-commerce company continues to push further into consumers' homes -- and wallets -- with a voice-recognition tower that answers to your beck and call.

By November 6, 2014

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iDevices CEO Chris Allen ready to go all in on Apple's HomeKit (Q&A)

iDevices expands from connected cooking thermometers into the broader smart home with a major investment in making products for HomeKit.

By November 6, 2014

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Alpine joins the CarPlay fray with the new iLX-007

Users interested in adding Apple CarPlay to their car's dashboard have a new choice from Alpine.

By October 27, 2014

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Siri, an autistic boy's best friend

A writer describes how her 13-year-old son seems to talk with Apple's digital assistant more easily than with her. Can technology design virtual humans as we'd wish real ones were?

By October 19, 2014

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Man falls into sea on live TV while possibly taking selfie

A man lifts his cell phone in front of his face to take the perfect shot. And then, a YouTube-worthy calamity.

By October 20, 2014

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Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Describing herself as a social activist, public speaker and contributor to Vanity Fair, Lewinsky decides now is the time to enter the fray of immediacy.

By October 20, 2014