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Why Apple can't get Siri right

Why is Siri's job so hard, and how can Siri be improved? Adventures in Tech delves into the weird world of speech recognition.

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Apple's slippery slope toward search

(analysis) Yahoo may yearn to win the prize that is the mobile Safari's search box, but Apple could decide to develop its own for the sake of keeping search in the family.

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Apple said to partner with Shazam on song-ID tool for iOS

The Cupertino, Calif., electronics maker plans to release a feature in iOS 8 that identifies a song and its artist via an iPhone or iPad, Bloomberg reports.

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Honda's Asimo robot shows off new moves

The latest version of Honda’s humanoid robot visits New York during the International Auto Show. Asimo has learned new skills, including sign language. But when will he speak like Siri?

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2015 Hyundai Sonata will offer Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay

Check out CNET's coverage of the New York International Auto Show 2014.

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Move over, Siri: Microsoft's Cortana is cheeky too

Cortana isn't all dry facts and figures. Ask this voice assistant the right questions, and wait for the sass-back to begin.

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Cortana shows her sassy side (pictures)

Dive a little deeper into Cortana's anthropomorphized personality with these questions and commands.

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Cortana's 7 coolest tricks (pictures)

Here's a sampling of the best features baked into Cortana, Microsoft's shiny new voice assistant for Windows Phone 8.1.

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Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: An early look at how Cortana stacks up (hands-on)

Can Windows Phone’s new voice-activated assistant stand up to Siri and Google Now? We put an early version to the test.

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Windows Phone is better than ever, but still falls short on apps

Microsoft's mobile operating system revs up in 8.1 with the addition of voice assistant Cortana and a notification center.

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Cortana takes on Google Now, Siri

Smartphone assistants are prepped for battle! We get our hands on an early version of Cortana. Can she stand up to her foes?

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Microsoft's Cortana to Apple's Siri: Are you deaf?

Microsoft's new digital assistant may have more attitude than Apple's rather prim Siri. However, on the "Arsenio Hall Show," the two ladies get at it with abandon.

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