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Asking Siri about advice after a murder is not a good idea

Pedro Bravo is currently on trial in Florida for allegedly kidnapping and strangling a friend in 2012. Whilst the outcome isn’t yet decided (Bravo denies it, and the trial continues), Sky News is reporting on the story for a very different reason: After allegedly committing the crime, Bravo allegedly asked Siri to recommend the best places to hide the body: …

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James O'MalleyAsking Siri about advice after a murder is not a good idea
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WATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

There is no love lost between Apple and Microsoft, and in a new TV ad for its Halo-inspired Cortana virtual assistant, Microsoft pokes a bit of fun at Apple’s Siri. Bringing back memories of Apple’s Mac vs PC campaigns, the advert presents a series of commands which Cortana is able to intelligently process, while Siri struggles. Watch the ad below …

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Stuart O'ConnorWATCH: Cortana outsmart Siri

Amazon acquire text-to-speech specialists IVONA: Audiobook boost or Siri rival planned?

Amazon have acquired IVONA, the text-to-speech firm behind the text-to-speech conversion capabilities of the Kindle Fire tablet line, for an undisclosed sum. "We are all thrilled that Amazon is supporting our growth so that we can continue to innovate and…

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Gerald LynchAmazon acquire text-to-speech specialists IVONA: Audiobook boost or Siri rival planned?