3 industries being disrupted by voice-enabled tech right now

Voice enabled technology has made great inroads in recent years, with digital assistants like Siri, Cortana and Alexa being embraced by millions worldwide. From searching for the best-rated local Mexican restaurant to finding out the name of the actor who played Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, we increasingly use these voice assistants as personal aids,…

Make your wired headphones wireless with Poppins

Turn any pair of wired headphones into a wireless pair with this new little gadget from Gooseberry. Called Poppins, presumably because you pop your headphones in there rather than any endorsement from the 1960s Disney movie starring Julie Andrews, they enable you to keep your phone tucked away in a handbag, jacket or rucksack while…

Alexa goes mobile with Amazon Music app integration

No longer do you have to use an Amazon Echo device to ask Alexa to play your favourite music. Alexa is taking on the likes of Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant, by becoming available in the Amazon Music app on iOS and Android in the UK, US, Germany and Austria. Using Alexa voice controls, customers…

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…

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…

Apple's Siri scoffs at Google Glass

Apple's voice activated iOS personal assistant, Siri, isn't all that good at doing the things it's supposed to, like searching the web for local amenities, or understanding anyone that doesn't speak with plums in their mouth. What it has got…

Scott Forstall left Apple due to rift with Jony Ive

Soon-to-be-former iOS chief Scott Forstall left Apple due to a rift with hardware design guru Jony Ive, a new report suggests. Apple CEO Tim Cook was forced to choose between the pair, leading to Forstall's departure. According to Bloomberg Businessweek,…