Alexa Gets a Voice-Activated Crossword Puzzle for Her Birthday

It was Alexa's birthday this week, so if you didn't get her anything, she's probably livid. She got something for you - a new skill. Read More >>

Fair Warning: Facebook Is Reportedly Building Its Own Voice Assistant

What we can all agree on is that of the heavy hitters operating in the voice assistant market—Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and I guess Cortana and Bixby if we’re being generous—exactly none are made by Facebook. We can probably also agree things ought to stay that way, but then, when in recent memory has humanity pursued right and sensible options? Read More >>

These Magic Words Will Wake Your Next Intel-Powered Computer

“Cortana, wake up”. Seriously, that’s it. Say those words to a snoozing Windows 10 computer with a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, and it’ll wake right up from sleep. That’s because the new Intel Skylake processors will always be listening for that command, thanks to a low-power digital signal processor (DSP) built right into the chip. Read More >>

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Google Voice Search Vs. Siri UK-Style

OK, so we've seen how Google's new voice search app handles itself against Siri in the US, but what about in good old Blighty? Siri's been notoriously crap in the UK, and only recently stopped annoying the hell out of us with "I'm sorry... only in US English and in the United States." So, which one's better in the UK? Google's voice search or Siri? Read More >>

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Google Voice Search Vs. Siri: Who’s the Best iPhone Assistant?

With Google's release of its brand new search app for iOS, we decided to put Siri in the ring with Voice Search — now available on your iPhone — to see if she could defend her own turf. Read More >>

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Jelly Bean’s Voice Search Beats New Siri Hands Down (Updated With S-Voice too)

First Apple upped its game in the voice assistant race with new Siri in iOS 6, now Google's come in and raised the bar yet again with Jelly Bean. Android 4.1's new default Voice Search is lightning quick; incredibly powerful, and even sounds less like an automaton than Siri. Read More >>

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Motorola Says Anything Siri Can Do, Android Voice Actions Can Do Better

Motorola’s taking the Android voice assistant fight to Apple with a series of totally unbiased videos showing Android kicking Siri’s arse. Read More >>