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After a Month, Siri Finds Her Voice

Despite widespread availability, voice control never gained traction because the effort required to get it to work right wasn't worth it for most people.

Microsoft Surface: Why it Didn't Change Everything

Analysis: Surface was and is neat, but Microsoft didn’t seem to be dreaming about it big enough for it to become a breakthrough product.


Microsoft's Entrepreneur Program a Good Opportunity for Kinect Fans

Ever used your Microsoft Kinect for anything besides playing games, watching video, or listening to music? Perhaps you can turn your hack into a business -- if it's good enough.

10 Early-Bird Black Friday Deals Available This Weekend

Retailers are getting a jump on Black Friday by offering deep discounts the weekend before the official season opening of the holiday buying frenzy.


Apple: Original iPod Nanos Can Heat Up

The battery of the original iPod Nano -- sold between September 2005 and December 2006 -- may overheat, and that risk increases as the battery ages.


LG Could Debut Google TV at CES

An LG-branded TV could help Google's ambitious effort to bring Internet content to your television, an undertaking that has failed to garner consumer interest since its launch.


Siri as Google Challenger: Sorting Fact from Fiction

The iPhone's voice-activated information retrieval tool might appear a rival to the search giant, but often Siri and Google work in tandem.


Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard, $60

B&H Photo has the Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard for $60.

Speech Recognition Through the Decades: How We Ended Up With Siri

People are impressed with the iPhone 4S's Siri, but how did such sophisticated speech recognition technology come to be? It started back in the 1950s.


Apple's Siri Speaks Also on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G

A pair hacks the audio "personal assistant" to become nearly fully functional on some other iOS devices.


Apple Patents New Multitouch, 3-D Gestures

The innovation could support a gesture-based video editing toolbar for the iPad, previously the stuff of science fiction.


TapSense Touchscreens Know How You Touched Them

Carnegie Mellon researchers develop a touchscreen that can tell when you are tapping with your fingernail or knuckles.


Mechanical Keyboards: Which One is Right for You?

Looking to swap out your boring membrane keyboard for a mechanical-switch model? Check out our reviews of ten top mechanical keyboards.