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What if Siri were your mom?

If you think Siri gets a little aggravating on your phone, just imagine what it would be like if she were your mother. A new video does just that.

By May 7, 2015


Siri speaks… in the flesh

The man behind the Siri personal assistant has spoken about how he was picked, and how Apple didn't want him going public.

By November 10, 2011


Voice behind British Siri goes public despite Apple warning

Former technology journalist and now voice-over actor Jon Briggs has outed himself as the voice of Apple's Siri in the United Kingdom, as reported by the Telegraph.

By November 10, 2011


iOS 5 battery fix gets mixed reviews--plus more fuel for Apple rumor mill

CNET's Josh Lowensohn talks about the fix Apple issued this week for the iPhone battery-life issue. He also gives you the rest of the big Apple news and rumors in this edition of Apple Talk Weekly.

By November 12, 2011


Canon updates flatbed photo scanner lineup

Canon updates its CanoScan photo line with a resolution boost and some power-consumption tweaks.

By May 4, 2010


Wonder why everything isn't speech controlled?

Ever wonder why automated call-centers communicate eerily well, yet your consumer life relies on dozens of keyboards, buttons, and remote controls? Here is the company you should blame.

By August 22, 2008


Microsoft, ScanSoft pair up for speech software

Text-to-speech technology will be featured in a range of Redmond's server products, beginning with Speech Server 2004.

November 17, 2004


ScanSoft updates voice software

The voice recognition software specialist prepares to upgrade its application for corporate phone systems, adding 40 languages and even the ability to adapt to accents.

By May 17, 2004


Nuance turns text into speech

As well as converting PDFs into audio files, ScanSoft update offers tools for disabled users and archival standards.

By August 20, 2006


Talk to the car with new tech

Voice-recognition technology could ensure that gadget-happy drivers keep hands on the wheel. Photos: Hands-free digital audio

By January 23, 2006