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Living with the new 15-inch MacBook Pro

When reviewing hardware, it’s important to integrate it into your life as much as possible. If you can, swap it in for your existing devices for a few days or a week, to really get an idea of what it’s like to use it day to day. There are certain nuances you can only discover through this approach. Of course, that’s easier said than done in most cases. Switching between phones and computers every week isn’t nearly as glamorous as it sounds, especially when juggling multiple operating systems. As...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Startups, Gadgets, Spotify, Hardware, Microsoft, Mac, Wikipedia, San Francisco, Siri, Macbook, Athletics, Lg, Giants


Target Will Hold A Mega Online Sale On Amazon’s Prime Day — RIP, Everyone’s Wallets

Forget Black Friday. Amazon’s Prime Day deals are quickly becoming the year’s most anticipated super sale for Prime members. But another kid on the block is looking to capture some of Jeff Bezos’ cash: Target, who just announced their own mega website sale with “no membership required.” Target is even hosting their one-day sale on the same day as Prime Day. Our wallets are crying just thinking about July 17.Are you out of your Korean snail mucus serum? Target will be discounting 25% off beauty ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fashion, Music, Siri, Philadelphia, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Echo Google, Google Home, Forget Black Friday Amazon, Brett Kara Phillips


The funniest questions to ask Siri

Siri has come a long way since her first appearance on the iPhone 4S in 2011. We know she can make appointments and give directions, did you know she can make you laugh too? If you want proof, here are lots of funny questions to ask Siri. The post The funniest questions to ask Siri appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, Siri, Digital Assistant, Virtual Assistant


Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops

Updated machines have hands-free Siri, the latest processors, True Tone displays and a quieter keyboard Apple has updated its MacBook Pro laptops with new processors, keyboards and display technology, and hands-free Siri.The update is slightly more than an expected specifications improvement for Apple’s popular “Pro” laptops. Both the 13-inch and 15in MacBook Pros with Touch Bar will now come equipped with the latest eighth-generation Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 processors, bringing them into line ...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Siri, Computing, Laptops, Intel Core, MacBook Pros, Huawei Dell


Apple’s MacBook Pro refresh puts the focus back on creative pros

New MacBook Pros seemed like a no-brainer for WWDC. Like the rest of the company’s hardware line, however, they were a no-show. Sure, Apple used the opportunity to reaffirm its comment to creative professionals — perhaps most notably in the form of some key macOS updates — but there were no new devices available to take advantage of those new features. The company is addressing that today with its first major hardware release since its big developer conference. Like Mojave, updates to the 13...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hardware, Microsoft, Cortana, Siri, Tech, Intel, Macbook, Gpu, Facetime, Intel Xeon, Macbook Pro, Phil Schiller, Mac Pro, Intel Core


Apple just launched new MacBook Pro laptops — and they have a updated keyboard (AAPL)

Apple launched new MacBook Pro laptops on Thursday. The 13-inch model with Touch Bar and the 15-inch model with Touch Bar have new processors and a few other updates. They're not cheap though — the 13-inch starts at $1799, and the 15-inch is $2399.  The thin-and-light MacBook and the MacBook Air didn't get updates.   Apple launched new MacBook Pro laptops on Thursday with updated processors, displays, and a "quieter" keyboard.  There are several new configurations for both the 13-inch MacBoo...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Intel, Macbook, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, Apple Stores, Siri Apple, MacBook Air Here, Touch Bar, MacBook Pro With Touch Bar, Touch Bar Touch ID


Ex-Googler John Giannandrea takes charge of Siri

Apple has merged Siri and its machine learning groups under Giannandrea’s leadership. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Greg Sterling]
Tags: Apple, Siri, Seo, Giannandrea, John Giannandrea, Greg Sterling


Sonos Adds AirPlay 2 Support to Latest Speakers, Enabling Siri Control and Multi-Room Audio (mac rumors)

Sonos today announced that its One, Beam, Playbase, and second-generation Play:5 speakers now support AirPlay 2, as promised. This marks the first time Sonos speakers have supported AirPlay in general, enabling users to easily stream audio from iTunes on Mac, and virtually any app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix, to compatible Sonos speakers over Wi-Fi. AirPlay allows for Siri control of Apple Music or Podcasts playbac...
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Netflix, Sonos, Joe Rossignol, HomePod, Siri Control and Multi Room Audio, Apple Music YouTube Spotify Hulu Pandora, Control Center on iOS devices Sonos, Beoplay Bang Olufsen Denon Libratone Marantz Naim


Sonos Speakers Finally Get the Airplay 2 Support We've Been Waiting For

After its somewhat premature announcement of Airplay 2 support, Sonos is finally updating a few of its speakers to actually support Airplay 2. That means your iOS device can now bring the music management and multi-room audio feature to a few more of its smart speakers, including its newest Beam soundbar. With Airplay…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Siri, Sonos, HomePod, Airplay 2


It’s going to get crowded with Alexa, Siri, and Google in your bathroom

Voice-enabled bathroom appliances and fixtures join the growing list of smart home devices controlled by voice assistants. Amazon Alexa has the most skills today, but apps for Apple Siri and Google Home Assistant are catching up. The post It’s going to get crowded with Alexa, Siri, and Google in your bathroom appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Siri, Smart Home, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Moen, Alexa Siri, Kohler Shower System


You can now stream to your Sonos devices via AirPlay 2

Newer Sonos devices and “rooms” now appear as AirPlay 2-compatible devices, allowing you to stream audio to them via Apple devices. The solution is a long time coming for Sonos which promised AirPlay 2 support in October. You can stream to Sonos One, Sonos Beam, Playbase, and Play:5 speakers and ask Siri to play music on various speakers (“Hey Siri, play some hip-hop in the kitchen.”) The feature should roll out to current speakers today. I tried a beta version and it worked as advertised....
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Technology, Siri, Tech, Software, Computing, Sonos, Airplay, Apple Inc, Smart Speakers, Play:1, Play:3


Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Wednesday July 11

7-Eleven celebrates annual #7ElevenDay with free Slurpees. Apple hires Googler to head up AI, Siri and machine learning. AT&T believes in Magic Leap. #BlackLivesMatter movement turns 5 this week. Juventus makes it official: Cristiano Ronaldo is joining the club. MGM Television cancels The Handmaid’s Tale wine. Target‘s Studio Connect app brings customers inside the brand. Tim Hortons is expanding to China. Facebook augmented reality advertising: A new way to try on accessories, makeup and fu...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Siri, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Dollar Shave Club, Twitter Facebook, Tim Hortons, MGM Television, China Facebook, Magic Leap BlackLivesMatter, DikkPcDq2R Dollar Shave Club


Apple names John Giannandrea as its first Chief of Machine Learning and AI strategy

Apple today has announced that it is naming John Giannandrea as its first Chief of Machine Learning and AI strategy. John Giannandrea joined Apple back in April, he was making contributions at Google since 2010 including AI related products like Google Assistant, Gmail, Google Search’s Knowledge Graph, and more. The company is also heard grouping some machine learning teams to see further improvements to Siri and more. The regrouped artificial intelligence/machine learning teams will be overs...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Siri, Blogging, Knowledge Graph, Giannandrea, John Giannandrea, Alexa Google, Tellme Networks, Apple John Giannandrea, Metaweb Technologies Apple


Apple's new AI chief takes on oversight of Siri

Apple's new head of artificial intelligence will also oversee the Siri digital assistant, taking on that responsibility from software executive Craig Federighi, according to the company's website.Apple listed John Giannandrea on the site as its first Chief of Machine Learning and AI Strategy. He's in charge of AI and machine learning, a potent type of AI software, across the whole company. He's also responsible for Core ML, an Apple tool that helps developers integrate machine learning features ...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Siri, Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi, Siri Apple, Federighi, Giannandrea, John Giannandrea


The Google superstar Apple poached is now in charge of Siri (AAPL)

Apple announced that it will combine its machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Siri groups. They will report to John Giannandrea, who Apple poached from Google earlier this year.  Apple announced on Tuesday that it combined its machine learning and Siri groups under John Giannandrea, a Google veteran that the iPhone maker poached earlier this year. His team will be in charge of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Siri, according to TechCrunch, although employees that repo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, Trends, Siri, New York Times, Tim Cook, John, Carnegie Mellon, Apple Apple, Giannandrea, John Giannandrea, Metaweb Technologies, Siri AAPL, Russ Salakhutdinov, Machine Intelligence Research and Search


Apple combines machine learning and Siri teams under Giannandrea

Apple is creating a new AI/ML team that brings together its Core ML and Siri teams under one leader in John Giannandrea. Apple confirmed this morning that the combined Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning team, which houses Siri, will be led by the recent hire, who came to Apple this year after an 8 year stint at Google where he led the Machine Intelligence, Research and Search teams. Before that he founded Metaweb Technologies and Tellme. The internal structures of the Siri and Core ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Siri, Tech, John, Kevin Lynch, Bill Atkinson, Tellme, Giannandrea, John Giannandrea, Metaweb Technologies, General Magic, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, MetaWeb, Core ML


The Push For A Gender-Neutral Siri

Siri, Alexa and Cortana all started out as female. Now a group of marketing executives, tech experts and academics are trying to make virtual assistants more egalitarian.(Image credit: Donald Iain Smith/Getty Images/Blend Images)
Tags: News, Cortana, Siri, Siri Alexa, Donald Iain Smith Getty


Build the next AI breakthrough with these 8 courses

With the ability to recognize images, curate playlists, and even hold a decent conversation, we wouldn't blame you if you thought AI innovations like Siri were powered by magic. Of course, the reality is that, rather than shamrocks and pixie dust, these breakthroughs are made possible thanks to advancements in machine learning technology and a handful of programming tools. With the Pay What You Want: Total Python Machine Learning Bundle, you can lift the curtain behind today's AI marvels and wor...
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We interviewed Pepper - the humanoid robot

Pepper is a humanoid robot companion designed serve as a sort-of kiosk at businesses like shopping malls, hospitals, and airports. Pepper is also able to track eye contact and express emotion. We spent a little time with Pepper and got its thoughts on how it helps people, Paris, robot uprisings, and tacos. Following is a transcript of the video. Steve Kovach: Should I be afraid of you? Pepper: Have you seen my Instagram? I'm just plain cute. Steve: You already know about digital assistants like ...
Tags: Trends, Siri, Paris, Mars, Steve, Alexa, Elon, Softbank Robotics, Steve Kovach, SoftBank Robotics Pepper, Hi Pepper Pepper, Bernard Join


Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential

Matthew Cassinelli Contributor Share on Twitter Matthew Cassinelli is a former member of the Workflow team and works as an independent writer and consultant. He previously worked as a data analyst for VaynerMedia. At WWDC, Apple pitched Shortcuts as a way to ”take advantage of the power of apps” and ”expose quick actions to Siri.” These will be suggested by the OS, can be given unique voice commands, and will even be customiza...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Ipad, Apps, Column, Mac, Siri, Tech, Apple TV, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Itunes


People love Sonos speakers so much they buy them again and again, but there are 2 big dealbreakers that could spoil its IPO (AMZN, GOOGL, AAPL)

Sonos, which filed to go public on Friday, has built up a respectable business. But the speaker market is undergoing a major shift to smart speakers, and Sonos runs the risk of being relegated to being a secondary player — or being boxed out of the market. The company's sales growth has already slowed down and it has struggled with red ink. Sonos has amassed a fervent fan base over the years. But that doesn't mean investors should get overly enthusiastic about the company's stock when it hi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Sonos, Alexa, Amazon Google, Canalys, Amazon s Alexa, Worse yet for Sonos Amazon


Sonos' lack of 'smarts' could lead to a lackluster IPO (AMZN, GOOGL, AAPL)

Sonos, which filed to go public on Friday, has built up a respectable business. But the speaker market is undergoing a major shift to smart speakers, and Sonos runs the risk of being relegated to being a secondary player — or being boxed out of the market. The company's sales growth has already slowed down and it has struggled with red ink. Sonos has amassed a fervent fan base over the years. But that doesn't mean investors should get overly enthusiastic about the company's stock when it hi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Sonos, Alexa, Amazon Google, Canalys, Amazon s Alexa, Worse yet for Sonos Amazon


Chuck Ganapathi of Tact.AI: Alexa Helps to Reimagine Relationship Between Sales Pros and Apps They Use

When Amazon launched its Alexa for Business (AFB) initiative last year, one of the launch partners invited early on was Tact.ai  — a startup focused on changing the way sales people interact with their CRM systems using their voice.  In fact, they launched the first conversational CRM skill for AFB. And just last week Amazon, along with Microsoft and Salesforce, were part of Tact’s series C funding round of $27 million. Since I’m pretty all-in when it comes to CRM and voice assistants and ...
Tags: Amazon, Chuck, Microsoft, Interviews, Sales, Siri, EA, Dell, Alexa, John Hancock, Small Business Trends, Brent Leary, Tom Siebel, Chuck Ganapathi


Wireless speaker maker Sonos files for IPO: Reuters

Wireless speaker company Sonos Inc filed for an initial public offering on Friday, riding on the back of increasing popularity of streaming music though smartphone apps on connected audio systems. Sonos’ hi-tech speakers and the company’s tie-ups with around 100 music streaming providers including Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn have helped attract audiophiles around the world. Backed by KKR Stream Holdings LLC, Sonos has grown to become a big player in the competitive home audio market...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Siri, IPOs, United States, Sony, Sonos, Alexa, Reuters, Santa Barbara California, Allen Co, Apple Sonos, Sonos Inc, KKR Stream Holdings LLC Sonos, SONO Morgan Stanley Goldman Sachs


Sonos files to raise up to $100M in IPO

Smart speaker maker Sonos has filed to go public. In the filing, the company says it’s aiming to raise up to $100 million in the IPO. However, that number may simply be a placeholder, or it could change as the IPO approaches. Sonos says that as of March 31, it’s sold a total of 19 million products to 6.9 million households, with customers listening to 70 hours of content each month. Revenue is growing — in the six months ending on March 31, the company brought in $655.7 million, up 18 percent...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Ipo, Siri, Tech, Sonos, Amazon Alexa, Patrick Spence, Google Home, Apple Music Pandora Spotify


Sonos warns that Amazon has the power to disable Alexa on Sonos speakers with 'limited notice,' posing a risk to its business

In filing to go public on Friday, Sonos mentioned some important concerns and potential risks to its business. The company said Amazon could disable its Alexa voice assistant on specific Sonos speakers with "limited notice," something that could harm its products' desirability. Amazon could also demand licensing fees for Alexa that could hurt Sonos' bottom line. As part of its filing to go public, the audio hardware company Sonos on Friday said the success of some of its products depended on...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Google Apple, Alexa Apple, Sonos Alexa, Sonos Beam, Amazon Allowing Alexa, Yet Sonos


Sonos warns that Amazon has the power to disable Alexa on Sonos speakers with 'limited notice,' and that poses a risk to its business

Sonos filed to go public on Friday, where it mentioned some important concerns and potential risks to its business.  The company noted that Amazon could disable its Alexa voice assistant on specific Sonos speakers with "limited notice," which could harm its products' desirability.  Amazon could also demand licensing fees for Alexa, which could hurt Sonos' bottom line.  Audio hardware company Sonos filed to go public on Friday, where the company said in its filing that the success of some of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Google Apple, Sonos Alexa, Google Assistant Apple, Sonos Beam, Amazon Allowing Alexa, Alexa Regarding Siri Apple


Apple releases Siri shortcuts beta app for iOS 12

Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts app back at the WWDC during iOS 12 presentations, and today the company has finally released the app in beta for devices running iOS 12. However, the shortcuts beta is handled through TestFlight, with Request option that is available after logging in to the Developer Center. Once the best testers click on the request access button within the Developer Center, Apple will notify selected users via email if they're permitted access. Siri Shortcuts is based on th...
Tags: Apple, Apps, News, Siri, Blogging, Ios 12, Siri Shortcuts, Developer Center Apple


Watch as the U.K.’s defense secretary gets ‘heckled’ by Siri during a speech

Siri, Apple's digital assistant, left a leading member of the U.K. government red-faced on Tuesday after it piped up while he was giving a statement to lawmakers in the British parliament. The post Watch as the U.K.’s defense secretary gets ‘heckled’ by Siri during a speech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Siri, Digital Assistant, Siri Apple


UK Defense Secretary 'heckled' by Siri

British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was interrupted by his iPhone while speaking at the House of Commons.
Tags: UK, News, Defense, Siri, Stories, Gavin Williamson