Tag: Siri

10 Ways to Use Wolfram Alpha Voice Control With BlackBerry 10

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Recently, BlackBerry and Wolfram Alpha partnered to make the BlackBerry Voice Control app more useful. In the press release, BlackBerry said that Wolfram Alpha could help users with queries such as “what’s 18% of $43.00?”. This is basically impossible to do because the voice control can never properly recognize numbers. For example, if you say “what is 18 percent of 500″, you’ll get something like “8 teens percent of 5 hundred” and it won’t know what you’re talking about. After realizing this, we wanted to see what was possible with Wolfram Alpha on BlackBerry 10. There’s actually a lot it can do to make life easier, but we’re going to say that mathematical queries is not one of them.
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BlackBerry Gets Wolfram|Alpha’s Answer Engine for BlackBerry 10 Voice Control

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Wolfram|Alpha is computational knowledge engine developed by Wolfram Research of Mathematica fame. The plan is for BlackBerry 10 users to do voice queries a-la Siri with answers provided by Wolfram Alpha’s incredible Answer Engine.
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5 Hilarious Videos That Put the iPhone 5 in Perspective

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So the iPhone 5 is out and while sales are amazing, the feedback doesn’t seem all that great. The new iOS Maps feature is giving some people headaches, especially when it comes to directions, and Siri has been a pain for many. Let’s take a moment and watch some hilarious videos that put the new iPhone in perspective.
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Apple is Having Problems With Siri in Scotland

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Apple’s latest Siri product is pretty cool for hands-free usage of the device but the company is having a hard time getting it to work in Scotland. The Scottish accent is difficult for humans to understand and it turns out it’s nearly impossible for computers to figure it out too. In the end, most Scots end up smashing the phone in a blind rage.
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RIM Announces Free Voice Command App for Service Outage: Vlingo

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RIM has released another free premium app in the wake of the big October BlackBerry service outage. Vlingo is a high-end voice command app that normally retails for $19.99.

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