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Apple acquires Novauris to improve Siri speech recognition

Just a day after Microsoft unveiled its Cortana digital assistant as part of a major Windows Phone update, Apple has confirmed its acquisition of speech recognition technology company Novauris. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, it’s clear the company was brought in to work on Siri. After an initial splash and some savvy

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Microsoft Office for iPad hits 12M App Store downloads in a week

Well, that was fast. Just one week after launching its Office suite of apps for the iPad, Microsoft announced via a tweet yesterday that they have already surpassed 12 million downloads. This number also includes legacy OneNote downloads, and Microsoft didn’t provide numbers on each app’s contribution to the overall total, but the achievement is

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Meet the team behind Google’s Project Ara

Forget Google Glass (sorry, Tom) and self-driving cars: Project Ara may be Google’s most exciting future product. One of two projects under development in the former Motorola ATAP group, Project Ara promises the globe a modular and upgradable smartphone at a base price of $50. Google has been slowly peeling back the curtain on Project

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Bell to exclusively release the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet

Bell and Alcatel OneTouch recently formed a partnership that saw the OneTouch Idol X and OneTouch Idol mini launch in Canada. According to an internal doc we received, it seems the two are coming together once again, but this time to release a 7-inch tablet. This is coming exclusively to Bell and will hit stores on

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LG G Flex now available at Rogers

One of the world’s first smartphones with a curved display is now available at Rogers. This is an exclusive release and this flagship 6-inch Android sports a top-to-bottom curve that is “designed to follow the curve of the human face.” The LTE-enabled G Flex has a 720p OLED display, runs Android OS 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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Apple’s WWDC developer conference taking place June 2-6 in San Francisco

Apple announced today that it’s WWDC developer conference will take place between Monday June 2nd and Friday June 6th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The regular site of Apple’s conference, the summer show usually coincides with the announcement of a new iOS version, along with minor updates to hardware like laptops. No new

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Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown proves it’s a lot more than just a bigger S4

You would be forgiven for mistaking the Galaxy S5 for a minor upgrade over last year’s S4. It’s only slightly bigger, nominally faster (on paper, at least) and similarly styled. But underneath, Samsung has revitalized the device’s internals, drastically improving the quality of the display, the antenna and baseband architecture, and the camera, while offering

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Bell Sony Xperia Z2 contest shows retail value is $700

Take this for what it’s worth. Bell announced today that they will be the exclusive carrier of the Sony Xperia Z2 and to celebrate this news they are offering up a chance to win one of these beauties. First, Bell stated that the 5.2-inch Android will be available in May and the terms and conditions

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