Apple and Siri Absent at CES 2018, Google And Alexa Dominate

Hey Siri, you there? More than 4,000 tech companies smooshed into the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center this week for CES, like robotic sardines in the world’s largest tin. But conspicuously absent from them, yet again, was the world’s top tech company: Apple. What gives? Walking the halls of CES – and boy, did I ever walk – no one was talking … Continue reading Apple and Siri Absent at CES 2018, Google And Alexa Dominate

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set a timer for 5 minutes” has the same effect as … Continue reading How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

Apple patent describes how Siri could detect when a user is whispering & respond quietly

A new patent unearthed today shows how Apple is working to make improvements Siri and its core capabilities. Apple originally filed for the patent in 2016, but it was just made public today Essentially, this patent covers how Siri could detect when a user is whispering and subsequently “whisper” all of its replies….. Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover As first reported by Gizmodo, Apple … Continue reading Apple patent describes how Siri could detect when a user is whispering & respond quietly

iMac Pro Appears to Include A10 Fusion Chip for Always-On ‘Hey Siri’

According to some digging into Apple’s “BridgeOS 2.0” code and macOS this weekend by Jonathan Levin, Steven Troughton-Smith, and Guilherme Rambo, the upcoming iMac Pro appears to feature an A10 Fusion chip with 512 MB of RAM. While the full functionality of the A10 chip isn’t yet known, it appears the chip will enable support for “Hey Siri” functionality, potentially even when the iMac Pro … Continue reading iMac Pro Appears to Include A10 Fusion Chip for Always-On ‘Hey Siri’