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Apple Acquired Speech Recognition Firm Novauris in Bid to Improve Siri

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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One of Apple’s acquisitions last year went unnoticed until now, as TechCrunch reports the company purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies in 2013. The company’s main product is NovaSystem, a server-based distributed speech recognition system.

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Samsung Selfie Stunt Backfires as Obama Administration Upset Over Pic

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Samsung’s problems with their sponsored celebrity “selfie” campaign continue, as a report says the White House is unhappy with Samsung over a selfie taken with Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz that turned out to be part of the Samsung campaign.

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Review: Family Wall – Your Private Space for Friends and Family

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While Facebook is a great place to keep up with family and friends, wouldn’t it be great to have a private place that works much like Facebook for you, your family and friends, but is completely private, and that you completely control? Enter Family Wall.

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Cortana’ – A Siri-Like Personal Assistant

Posted on 02/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Microsoft unveiled the latest update to its Windows Phone mobile operating system on Wednesday. The update includes an “Action Center” which combines the functions of the iOS Control and Notification Centers, a new keyboard input method similar to Swype, and Cortana, their Siri-like personal assistant.

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FCC Releases New Frequencies to Improve Wi-Fi Performance

Posted on 02/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The FCC announced on Monday that it was freeing up more of the airwaves for Wi-Fi usage in the United States. A lobbying group, WifiForward – which consists of industry partners such as Google, Best Buy, Microsoft, and others – has been advocating the opening of unlicensed frequencies since the group’s forming in February.

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Apple SVP Phil Schiller Takes the Stand in Second Apple v. Samsung Trial

Posted on 02/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple SVP Phil Schiller took to the stand yesterday, as the first day of the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial drew to a close. His testimony was almost a carbon copy of testimony given twice before during the first legal battle between the two tech giants.

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