Posts Tagged ‘ Siri ’

Apple iWatch Concept By Todd Hamilton


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Since smart watches have been all the rage on the tech scene, designers have been introducing concepts, but until now, we hadn’t really come across one that was all that impressive. The Apple iWatch concept from Todd Hamilton certainly caught our attention though. The San Francisco based designer has taken on obvious design cues from the Nike FuelBand, opting for a vertical screen orientation. All of the Apple iPhone functions we have become familiar with over the years are still intact – tap to use Siri, the traditional swipe to unlock, pull down notifications, home button on the left side, and volumes on the right hand side.

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How Siri Found Its Voice


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Technology, science, art, and culture website The Verge have created a film giving us a unique look at the inner workings of Nuance Communications – the company responsible for creating Siri’s voice on iOS. The 10-minute documentary charts the history of voice synthesisation from its origins in cars like the Chrysler New Yorker in 1983 through to modern day use in products like TomTom and iPhone. We also hear from voiceover “talent” like Allison Dufty, who was first discovered while reading out the specials in a restaurant.

iPhone’s Siri Gets Racist?


One of the major fears with technology of the future is malfunctions.  iRobot, The Matrix, and Terminator, are all based on the fundamental principle that advanced technology is capable of terrible things when it has the wrong motives.  That being said, the video below (which is fake) is one of the funniest sketches I’ve seen in a while.  Thanks to ‘Rami-From-Miami’ for the link.