Microsoft wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
Google will put Majel on the line to rival Siri
Siri's abortion info flap: Blame it on Beta, says Apple
Google's virtual assistant invades Siri's turf (Update)
Google is trying to upstage Siri, the sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple's iPhone and iPad. The duel began Monday with the release of a free iPhone ...
Review: Despite flaws, voice search has potential
I never thought I'd be telling my phone what to do. But I often find myself talking to various digital assistants—Siri on the iPhone and Google Now on Android devices—to request driving directions, restaurant recommendations ...
Appeals court denies review on Samsung phone ban
A US appeals court Thursday refused to reconsider an an appeal from Apple that sought a ban on Google-branded Samsung smartphones amid the patent fight between the two companies.
Apple's next trick? Wearable tech, analyst says
Apple's next big venture could be wearable technology, starting with a "smart watch."
US appeals court lifts ban on Samsung-Google phone (Update)
A US appeals court Thursday lifted a sales ban on Google-branded Samsung smartphones in a patent fight with Apple, saying there was no evidence sales were driven by features copied from the iPhone.
New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update
A new iPhone is getting much of the attention, but Apple's older phones will get a software upgrade this fall as well. A new operating system sports a different mapping service and a built-in bond with Facebook.
Taiwan university sues Apple over iPhone patents
Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has filed a suit against US tech giant Apple, claiming the company's Siri intelligent assistant has infringed on two of its patents.
Apple fends off Android challenge with maps, Siri
Apple said Monday it was revving up the software running its coveted gadgets, training its sights on the China market -- and tossing Google Maps aside in the process.
New iPad expected to have modest upgrades
Apple is holding an event Wednesday in San Francisco, and has hinted that it will reveal a new iPad model. Rumors speak of an updated tablet with a speedier processor, a sharper screen and an option for faster ...
Televisions getting Siri-style personal assistants
Startup Vlingo on Tuesday said that it is giving televisions the kind of voice-controlled "virtual assistants" that have been a hit with the latest version of Apple's hot-selling iPhone.
Apple's tongue-tied Siri faces 'Singlish' rival
Singapore's SingTel has developed an application to rival the voice-activated Siri on the iPhone 4S that is sure to go down well in the island state -- because it can understand "Singlish".