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Queen Latifah Reveals the Voice Behind Siri

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October 23, 2013
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This week marks the start of Siri's rollout on the road. Chevy's Volt is the first vehicle to feature an "eyes free" version of the voice technology. And she's set to come standard in every 2014 model from GM, Honda and BMW. Recently, we met the real-life woman behind the voice of apple's notorious iPhone companion, who shared some insight into her infamous attitude. As guest on The Queen Latifah Show, Susan Bennett acknowledged that her know-it-all alter-ego is well known for her scrappy sarcasm.


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Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Study: Texting and Driving With Siri No Safer Than With Hands

Buzz60 (Apr. 24, 2013) — A study finds that texting with voice software like Siri or Vlingo while driving is no safer than texting by hand. The Southwest Region University Transportation Center and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute are the first to compare voice-to-text and traditional texting in a driving environment.
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Expect Apple to Debut Smart Home Software and Healthbook at WWDC

Expect Apple to Debut Smart Home Software and Healthbook at WWDC

TheStreet (June 2, 2014) — As Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference today in San Francisco, correspondent Sergio Quintana offers an on-location preview of what to expect. With Apple's decision to live stream the event sparking many rumors that a big announcement will be made, Quintana reveals what we can expect. He discusses the likelihood that smart home software will be unveiled, the potential of a new iPhone or upgrade to Apple TV and how likely it will be that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will be present to discuss the recent Beats acquisition. He also reveals what he'll be listening for when chief executive Tim Cook gives the keynote address later today. Video provided by TheStreet
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Ford May Be SYNCing With BlackBerry, Ditching Microsoft

Ford May Be SYNCing With BlackBerry, Ditching Microsoft

TheStreet (Feb. 24, 2014) — Shares of BlackBerry are rising on Monday on reports that Ford is turning to the beleagured tech company to power its Sync voice-activated system. A partnership would be a significant achievement for BlackBerry, which has been struggling for years. In effect, Ford will be ditching Microsoft, whose voice-activated software has been the basis of Ford's Sync system since it was introduced in 2007. BlackBerry's QNX Software Systems is already featured in Audi and BMW vehicles, but would significantly expand its presence, as Ford has built more than 10 million vehicles worldwide that are equipped with Sync software. Video provided by TheStreet
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Siri's Secrets: Apple Keeps Data for 2 Years

Siri's Secrets: Apple Keeps Data for 2 Years

Newsy (Apr. 19, 2013) — Apple has explained it stores all Siri queries in a semi-anonymized format.
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