Apple’s HomePod Can Apparently Damage Your Furniture

While it produces fantastic audio, Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker has also annoyed early users with obtuse software limitations, a lack of real Bluetooth connectivity, and missing multi-room playback support that won’t come until later this year. And now there’s one more irritation to add to that list, as it seems the HomePod can damage your wood furniture. Read More >>

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I Would Switch to This ’80s Parody of Siri for the Hilariously Awful Synthesised Voice

Siri continues to trail behind assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, but I would switch back to Apple’s AI in a heartbeat if it had the same terribly synthesised voice as it does in this parody revealing what Siri would have been like on ‘80s desktop PCs. Read More >>

Apple’s HomePod Will Finally Be Available in the UK on the 9th of February

When unexplained delays pushed Apple’s debut smart speaker back from a 2017 release, Apple said it needed “a little more time before it’s ready” and promised an “early 2018" release. Now it seems Apple is making good on its revised launch window, as the HomePod will officially go on sale on February 9th. Read More >>

Pretty Soon a Smart Assistant Won’t Be a Choice

This winter I bought three Google Home Minis—two for me, and one for my lovely parents. Read More >>

Predictions for the Year 2018 From the 20th Century

It’s the year 2018. And while we have some very cool tech that we take for granted, we’re still waiting on quite a few things that we were promised. But what did the people of yesteryear imagine 2018 would be like? Read More >>

It’s So Stupid That Digital Assistants Are Women

My smartphone is a sassy Australian woman, and my alarm clock is a nice American woman. When I turn on a new Windows laptop another cheery woman asks me if I’d like to set up Cortana. When I drive, it’s yet another woman that tells me to turn left. And when I’m cooking in the kitchen, Alexa’s sunshine-filled female voice tells me how many tablespoons are in a third of a cup. Digital assistants are quickly entering our homes and aiding in the day to day tasks of our lives, and their voices are almost all women. Read More >>

Apple Delays HomePod Speaker Release to ‘Early 2018’

Originally slated for a December release, it seems we’re going to be waiting a little longer for Apple’s HomePod smart speaker now that its debut has been delayed until sometime in “early 2018.” Read More >>

Siri Can Now Do Your Barclays Banking For You

If you fall into the centre of a Venn diagram that covers Barclays bank customers and iPhone users, then I've got some great (?) news for you: you can now instruct Siri to make payments for you. Read More >>

Here’s The Rock’s ‘Biggest, Coolest, Sexiest, Funnest Movie Ever’… With Siri

Yesterday, Dwayne Johnson — y'know, The Rock — dropped a bombshell: he had a new film coming out, funded by Apple, co-starring Siri. Read More >>

The Coolest Stuff Apple Announced at WWDC 2017

Apple just kicked off its annual developer conference with a customary jumbo keynote, where it announced the next major updates for iOS and macOS. The company also launched a ton of new hardware, including upgraded MacBooks and a brand new smart speaker powered by Siri. Read More >>

Here Are All of the New Upgrades to Siri

If you’re someone who’s constantly talking to Siri on your phone, you might be shocked by some of the big changes coming to the digital assistant. Today at Apple’s annual developer conference, the company announced a bunch of upgrades and tweaks that will be coming to Siri later this year with the launch of iOS 11. There’s an assortment of big changes being made to the artificially intelligent helper, so let’s dive right in. Read More >>

Apple Looks Set To Increase The Amount Of Apps Siri Can Chat To

Apple looks set to have quite the week. As rumours persist the California tech giant is on the cusp of announcing the Siri Speaker at its upcoming annual developer conference, fresh reports also claim the firm's voice assistant will soon become compatible with more iOS apps. Read More >>

Even If the Siri Speaker Sucks You’ll Want It

We all know Apple’s game by now. Wait in the wings while all of the other companies fuck up while trying to innovate, and then, just when it seems almost too late, introduce a product that does the same thing as everybody else’s product, but better. This is bound to be true with the rumored Siri speaker. The idea is oddly exciting. Read More >>

What to Expect From Apple WWDC 2017: iOS, iPads, MacBooks, and More

On Monday, Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, kicks off, and that means we will soon learn more about the company’s newest and most exciting products. This year the event runs from June 5-9 and is expected to serve as the launching point for major updates to iOS and macOS, as well as some new hardware. Read More >>

5 Things Google Assistant Does Better Than Siri

Good news for anyone with an Android phone that isn’t a Pixel: Google Assistant is rolling out to more phones, new and old. That means many more of us will be able to take advantage of Google’s latest and smartest AI. There are some things both the Google Assistant and Siri are excellent at—like pulling up emails or showing photos you’ve taken in the last week in a specific city (Apple really seems to be catching up to Google in the image analysis department). Read More >>