Voice-activated technologies can distract drivers and pose hidden dangers.
It's been a week since The Boys from Redmond (Microsoft) unleashed their Windows 10 operating system on the computing public. I've, purposely, waited to give my opinion of Windows 10 until the dust has settled and the Windows naysayers have unleashed their tirades on forums and websites.
We're all familiar with the likes of Siri, GoogleNow, Cortana, and, most recently, Amazon Echo. These supposedly intelligent software apps can lead us to the nearest coffee shop, remind us of upcoming meetings, and even give us a good laugh when we foolishly ask what 0 is divided by 0.
Daily life is riddled with small misunderstandings. Words are mispronounced, ambiguous terms are misinterpreted, lack of context leads to confusion, and distraction contributes to mistakes.
There was a movie I never saw about a guy falling in love with his talking phone. That won't be happening with me. I'm not even sure I like her.
Good marketers know that when a company "badmouths" a competitor, it is (more often than not) a big mistake -- especially when the company being disparaged has Apple's track record of success.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Google Now came out on top. In the test results, shown below, a search engine only got credit for
(Story continues below.) Joe Belfiore demonstrates the new Cortana personal assistant during the keynote address of the Build
The system, whose code name comes from the popular Xbox video game franchise “Halo," will reportedly perform many of the
Most famous for her work as Cortana, a role she's held for over a decade, Jen Taylor has lent her voice to the roles of Zoey