04Oct

15 of Siri's best (and worst) jokes

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The developers at Apple have baked some wit into Siri’s otherwise robotic responses. Here are 15 of her most clever, and cringeworthy, jokes. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 […]

04Oct

'I'm the original voice of Siri'

Susan Bennett says she is the voice of the original U.S. version of Siri on Apple’s iPhone Apple won’t comment, but other sources — including an audio forensic expert — confirm this Recordings from 2005 were used for Siri; hearing herself six years later was a surprise How CNN’s Jessica […]

03Oct

Atari founder: Tim Cook isn't the 'next Steve Jobs'

In 1974, Steve Jobs showed up at Atari in sandals and demanded a job interview. He was hired for $5 an hour. Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell headed the company when Steve Jobs worked there in the ’70s Nolan Bushnell says his pioneering video-game company was “quite counterculture” He says the […]

02Oct

5 problems with iOS 7, and how to fix them

iMessage not working for some users of Apple’s new mobile system Some also say they get motion sickness from animation on their iPads and iPhones Apple has already fixed a Lock screen bypass Fixes or workarounds exist for most glitches (CNN) — The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, […]

01Oct

NASA on shutdown: 'Sort it out, humans'

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> As it’s sister probe Voyager 1 leaves our solar system, take a look at some of the images provided by Voyager 2. Here, Voyager 2 launches on August 20, 1977. Voyager 2’s view […]

30Sep

Ex-NSA contractor designs 'surveillance-proof' font

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Former NSA contractor Sang Mun’s ZXX font is designed to disrupt Optical Character Recognition (OCR) — the software used by Google and others to scan books or physical documents. South Korean designer Mun […]

30Sep

Website maps 1.2 billion Facebook faces

Are you on Facebook? If so, somewhere on this epic conglomeration, there’s you! New Web page shows profile photos of 1.2 billion Facebook users Photos are arranged in chronological order by when the person joined Facebook Project was conceived by Natalia Rojas, a self-described “creative technologist” (CNN) — Facebook has […]

30Sep

Apple passes Coke as world's 'top brand'

Apple’s brand is estimated to be worth $98.3 million, a 28% increase over 2012, according to Interbrand. Technology is well represented on the 2013 “Best Global Brands” list Apple and Google finish one-two, with Coca-Cola in third Coke had topped the list for all of its previous 13 years IBM, […]

27Sep

The death of the stereo system

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> It’s been 136 years since Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, and since then, our means of listening to music has changed considerably. Take a look at some of the many technologies we’ve used […]

26Sep

How good is the iPhone 5S camera?

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> How much of an upgrade is the camera on the new iPhone 5S (as wielded here by Apple CEO Tim Cook)? CNN’s Heather Kelly snapped a series of photos with both phones to […]

26Sep

Bill Gates: Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Microsoft president Bill Gates demonstrates Microsoft’s Windows 95 program from his automobile prior to a press conference in Paris in September 1994. Gates and former US President Bill Clinton attend a White House […]

26Sep

Kindles add live, video-chat tech support

With Kindle’s new Mayday button, you can get live tech support and even release control of the screen. The Kindle Fire HDX has built-in live tech support The representative can see, control and draw on the tablet screen The feature will make it easier for tablet owners to get acquainted […]

25Sep

Samsung to make curved smartphone

Samsung’s Brian Berkeley shows a prototype smartphone with a curved screen at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Samsung to release smartphone with a curved screen in October Executive gave few further details about the release Samsung showed off flexible-screen prototype phones at CES in January The move aims to […]

25Sep

YouTube tries to fix its comments

YouTube is trying to fight trolls with a new comment system that surfaces relevant and personalized conversations. YouTube is trying to fix its comments with a new system that ties all accounts to Google+ Video creators will have the power to block specific users and offensive words Previously, the best […]

25Sep

New Kindle Fires get faster, add personal support

Amazon announces New Kindle Fire HDX tablets The tablets include free, 24/7 tech support on the tablet screen with a live person A new lower-end Kindle Fire HD will retail for $139 Seattle (CNN) — Amazon on Wednesday announced three new Kindle Fire tablets: a 8.9- and 7-inch Kindle Fire […]

24Sep

Why I'll never ditch my BlackBerry

BlackBerry diehards like Ronen Halevy prefer the phones’ security and physical keyboard. Ronen Halevy is an information-security specialist who has owned a BlackBerry since 2005 Despite the rise of flashier rival phones, he prefers BlackBerry’s efficiency at e-mail Halevy: “BlackBerry puts my security first” Editor’s note: Ronen Halevy is founder […]

23Sep

BlackBerry's users ponder uncertain future

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Not so long ago, BlackBerry dominated the North American smartphone market with devices that looked clunky but had physical keyboards geared to e-mailing on the go. Now the company is in deep trouble, […]

23Sep

Group claims to have hacked iPhone 5S

Hackers in Germany say they have successfully hacked the new iPhone 5S They photographed a fingerprint and used image to create a fake “finger” to unlock the phone Spokesman: “Fingerprints should not be used to secure anything” Website has offered cash bounty for first person to hack the phone’s Touch […]

23Sep

Bounty offered for iPhone 5S hack

NEW: German hackers’ group claims to have hacked the iPhone 5S Website is offering a cash bounty for the first person to successfully hack the phone To collect, a hacker must lift a fingerprint and use it to unlock the phone’s Touch ID sensor Site creator: “The whole point … […]

21Sep

Twitter: The angriest site on the Internet

Nina Davuluri was crowned 2014 Miss America on September 15 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Then came the hate on Twitter. The crowning of Miss America on Sunday led to angry, often bigoted tweets Twitter has become a go-to place for online anger Many reasons: It’s fast, brief, requires little […]

20Sep

Gold iPhones sold out til October

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The iPhone 5S went on sale Friday in eleven countries and territories around the world. The gold-colored model, shown here, is already back-ordered online. The latest additions to the iPhone line — the […]

19Sep

Phonebloks: A new concept in phones

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> What does 20 million tonnes of electronic waste look like? Well, it looks something like a large container train full of decaying technology stretched all the way around the world. Every year we […]

18Sep

What you need to know about iOS 7

Apple’s new, completely redesigned iOS 7 mobile operating system was released on Wednesday. Apple’s latest operating system for iPhones and iPad was released Wednesday iOS 7 is available for some older devices, but not all features will work A new OS can include bugs or slow down older devices Unless […]

18Sep

New iPhones: The reviews are in

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> The latest additions to the iPhone line — the colorful iPhone 5C, left, and higher-end iPhone 5S — go on sale in stores Friday. They mark the first time Apple has launched two […]