Microsoft's Cortana Could Combine the Best Parts of Siri and Google Now

Microsoft is late to the game when it comes to putting a digital assistant on its phones, but the wait might be worth it. Sources close to the project have revealed some of the specifics of Microsoft's upcoming "Cortana" service to The Verge, and it could be the very best of Siri and Google Now. » 2/20/14 1:51pm 2/20/14 1:51pm

Why Apple's Siri Is Personified as a Butt Lady in Japan

In Japan, it's been popular for the past several years to make "-tan" versions of electronics. These are cute personifications of game hardware or even computer operating systems. Most recently, Microsoft released the official Windows 8-tans » 11/26/12 4:30am 11/26/12 4:30am; however, most of these "-tan" creations are not official. They are fan…

Mad Magazine Declares iPhones One of "The 50 Worst Things in America"

You know how some jokes make you laugh because they feel like they're hitting on some essential truth? That's how Mad Magazine's skewering of Siri and Apple's recent labor woes comes across in these fake ads from the comedy institution's upcoming issue.

The Foxconn scandals degraded some of Apple's vaunted… » 4/10/12 3:00pm 4/10/12 3:00pm

10 Questions Siri Should Be Able to Answer for Gamers

Today at Apple's live iPhone event, Apple's Scott Forstall demoed a new iteration of the personal assistant "Siri," an artificial intelligence that understands questions users ask and responds with helpful information. Siri itself isn't new, but this latest version of the program is exclusive to the just-announced iPhone … » 10/04/11 3:40pm 10/04/11 3:40pm