Hm. I must say that I don't love Siri yet. She really missed the mark with me when I was in the NY area awhile back. Up here, I haven't used the service, but perhaps a trip south will reveal big changes. Until then, I'm not converted.
I think the test was rigged. It was unfairly made with a regular accent vs. the one not intelligible by real English speakers accent. It just simply mixed up Siri. Will Google eventually make us all speak alike? And then know 'all' answers to everything? And will we all be Californians eventually? I shall cherish my encyclopedia set thank you. Where did I leave x-z?
While I think the commercials of Samuel L. Jackson and Katy Perry are cute when they use Siri, I have to admit that I don't see the point in having a voice search feature. To me, it's just one more way that we are becoming lazy. I think that typing in a search query isn't too much work. And while the technology behind Siri and other voice search programs is amazing, I think it's ulimately unnecessary.
Verizon's one-data-plan-for-all-devices could revolutionize mobile data by making it practical to have multiple devices share a plan, and thus encourage users to cellular-equip all their portable appliances.
To date, smartphone apps have only been able to work with 50Meg chunks of information. Well, recent technical advances have been able to boost that number to 4Gbytes. Consequently, developers will be able to work with more complex data types. But will wireless networks be able to handle the additional traffic?
Now apparently the mobile platform of choice, the Apple iPhone has benefited from its sound understanding of human factors and ergonomics – but is this reputation threatened by a looming avalanche of advertising?
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