SIRI thought control is on the horizon

November 15, 2011

 

The guys at Project Black Mirror, a Kickstarter applicant have a  prototype device that allows one to control SIRI with recorded brain wave activity.

With ECG pads Project Black Mirror, use recorded brain wave activity matched to pre-saved digital patterns; which in turn translate those thought patterns into speech with a speech synthesizer chip that relays the command to SIRI.

 

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SIRI ‘Raise-to-Speak’ sensor on iPhone 4s

November 15, 2011
Apple has recently stated that they have no plans to bring SIRI to older iPhone models. This has many wondering why, however in a teardown by iFixit, they found that the proximity sensor in the iPhone 4S  reacts differently than older iPhones.
The the wizkids at iFixit surmise that the new iPhone 4s  infrared sensor helps SIRI’s raise -to-speak feature know when you are near to help active and access the network.

[VIA]

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Siri in an additional 15 countries

November 8, 2011
Siri will be having conversations in another 15 countries by next week on Friday, November 11th.From the official press release:
Beginning Friday, November 11, iPhone 4S will be available in Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania and South Korea. iPhone 4S is available today in 29 countries around the world and will be available in more than 70 countries by the end of the year.The high sales of the popular iPhone 4S has prompted Apple to increase their sales worldwide and has promised to be in more than seventy countries by the end of the year.
[VIA]

 

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Beyond basic; secret SIRI commands

November 8, 2011
New Secret SIRI commands announced online:
  • Delete all alarms: Siri will delete all alarms, not just individual ones, in case you never want to be woken up again! (I found this by accident on Rene’s phone. Shhhh!)[Punctuation/symbols/emoticons]. Siri can understand many basic symbols, emoticons and punctuation marks, as long as you say them by the right name. Examples include “open parenthesis”, “close square bracket”, ” “frowney face” (love it!), “new paragraph”, “pound sign”, etc.
  • **Who was in the cast of [movie]: Siri can tell you the name of that actor you know you’ve seen before but just can’t remember.
  • Message [Social network] [Status]. If you’ve set it up on Twitter, Facebook, or another social network that lets you update via SMS, Siri will message your status right to it.
  • Find all email by [contact]. Siri will give you a short list of emails from the contact you ask for.
  • Search [Google/Bing/Yahoo] for [specialized information] [time] [place]. Whether you want the latest scores, show times, etc., if you phrase it just right, Siri can often find it for you.
  • Play playlist [playlist name]. Siri will play not just a song, but a whole playlist for you.
  • Search [Bing/Yahoo]. If Google’s not your cup of tea, Siri will search the competition for you.
  • What’s on my calendar for [date]. Siri will show you all your appointments for today, tomorrow, next Monday, or February 28 (2012) if you ask nicely.
  • Restart. Siri will re-spring the Springboard. It’s not a full reboot, but it’s faster.


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Hands-free SIRI with an Apple TV?

October 28, 2011

Combining SIRI with a new Apple television set might be in the works, as Apple.com had a job listing posted with the following:

In this position, you will be part of pride developing innovative designs, which are implemented in products used by millions of people. The position primarily involves high-density offline power supply’s development for Apple’s next generation Macintosh platforms spanning from notebook computers, desktop computers, servers, standalone displays and TV.

This would be the greatest combo since the tv remote control.

 

[VIA]

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ThinkGeek announces Iris 9000 for use with iPhone 4S and SIRI

October 27, 2011
IRIS 9000 (SIRI spelled backward) has been announced by ThinkGeek is a take on HAL 9000 of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame
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SIRI ported onto jailbroken iPad and iPhone4

October 25, 2011
The Hacking community is having a crack at porting SIRI into the iPhone 4 and iPad.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith shared his progress on twitter and together with @jackoplane
they successfully ported the app onto the iPad.Currently, SIRI requires a connection to Apple servers for it to work properly. Unfortunately, the servers are only configured to accept requests from the iPhone4s. It has been suggested that future jailbroken devices may be coded to appear to look like the iPhone 4S.SIRI, though still in Beta form, Apple could eventually release the app to older devices once the bugs have been worked out.[VIA]


						
						
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The Co-founder of the company that originally created SIRI has left Apple.

October 25, 2011
Siri was aquired by Apple early in 2010. Originally a stand-alone iOS product application the software was deemed highly valuable.As we can see it will be one of Apple’s best products already.
As the buzz continues to grow and with over a million units sold, people are drooling to buy iPhone 4S just to have it.With that said, the SIRI co-founder Dag Kittlaus departed with Apple on good terms and will be looking to spend well-earned time with his family in Chicago and will be exploring new entrepreneurial interests. His departure apparently not affect future development as members of the SIRI executive team will be staying on at Apple.

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Siri Demo

October 10, 2011

Folks, here is the visionary of Siri explaining the virtues of this awesome personal assistant.  The demo shows searching for movie times and more.  Check it out.  More partners plus Apple might equals one fun tool which is designed to make our lives easier and safe.

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What’s In Siri? — An Itemized List

October 10, 2011

Here we go, some of us are curious about what benefits come in the form of the new Siri platform.  In advance of the launch later this week, our team has some insight into what may be included:

  • Alarms:  Setting your alarm, helping with your timer, checking on time — What time is it?
  • Calendars:  Checking up on events, Adding Events, Deleting Events, Changing Events.
  • Email:  Checking on messages, Sending mail, Responding to mail messages
  • Address Book:  Searching Contacts, Editing Contacts, Adding Contacts, Connections — my girlfriends name is Jane.
  • Social Contacts:  Where is my friend?  Check calendars.
  • Directions and Maps:  Which way home?
  • Notes:  Creating notes.  Reviewing notes.
  • Weather:  What’s the weather today?  Will it rain today?
  • Finance:  What is the stock price of Apple today?
  • Phone:  Call Home.  Call Jane.
  • Search:  Global and Web.  Find a specific web site.
  • Tasks:  Add Tasks.  Edit Tasks.  Remove Tasks.

So this should be a roundup of the upcoming Google Android beater.  We should find that Siri brings not only the menial tasks that we operate on a daily basis — but the ease of us and more so, eye on the road.

Its also expected that Third party applications will join the band wagon — or even have started and will be available at launch.

Apple Purchased Siri as an Android Killer

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