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'Hey Siri, why don’t you have an offline mode?'

”The success of semi-smart voice assistants opens the gates to new convenience and new frustration. We use them in the street, on public transport, in the home , office, even the car, but there’s a problem,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. 464 more words


Siri doesn't understand you

GUIs and VUIs

Since the early 1970s, graphical user interfaces have characterised most interactions with computers in most contexts, for most people. Increasingly, voice interfaces are becoming normalised. 1,314 more words

Police Want Alexa Data; People Begin to Realize It's Listening

It is interesting to see the wide coverage of a police investigation looking to harvest data from the Amazon Echo, the always-listening home automation device you may know as… 383 more words


Apple's AirPods show just how badly Siri needs an offline mode

”With the AirPods, the main and only means of audio playback control is by double-tapping above the AirPods’ stem,” Greg Barbosa writes for 9to5Mac. “Based on your settings this either activates Siri, allowing you to speak all of the basic playback commands, or controls play/pause for audio.” 321 more words


The Creepy Virtual Assistant That Embodies Japan’s Biggest Problems

Last week, a Japanese company called Gatebox opened pre-orders for a new breed of virtual assistant. While Alexa and Google Home are a bit lacking in the personality department, Gatebox users get to interact with a 3-D anime character called Azumi Hikari. 640 more words


The AV Life Episode 5: We Activate Discussion on Voice Control for the Home

Welcome to the fifth episode of a new podcast show for the global AV industry (as well as anyone who likes to listen to a show that talks tech with humor and an all around good time) and join… 404 more words

The AV Life

R. S. Revenge Comms

Note: In honor of the season, Rogue One opening this week, and the reviews of Battlestar Galactica: The Mini-Series behind us, I’m reopening the Star Wars Holiday Special reviews, starting with the show-within-a-show, The Faithful Wookie. 1,524 more words