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IBM Silences Siri

IBM Silences Siri

Siri may be a hit in the consumer arena, but is a headache for businesses worried about security breeches, leading IBM to ban its use. Like many companies, IBM had a policy of BYOD (bring your own device) to work for employees who want to use their own smart phones to the office. While IBM […]

Obscenity Will Never Go Out of Style

It was an obscene phone call so well-cloaked; so incredibly subtly executed, that I didn’t even know I was into it until it was way too late. It was a Saturday morning, full of the usual hub-bub and rushing around that weekends usually bring, and we were on our way out of the house when the phone rang. It […]

Reading The Web With Your Ears

Reading The Web With Your Ears

Unveiled at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt conference, New York-based start up SpokenLayer has released a public beta of an app that takes written Web content and transforms it instantly into audio. The app takes the body text of an article and passes it to a human to read, record, and publish in the company’s system, […]