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  • Siri Updated with Responses against Google Glass


    Apple recently updated its voice-driven personal assistant, Siri, to make comments against Google’s head-worn accessory, Glass. The voice-assistant calls it “half empty” and tells users that they’ve “got the wrong assistant.” The responses are generated by Siri once users say the words “Okay, Glass.” These are the same words used to invoke the voice-driven features of Google Glass.

    If a user says “Okay, Glass” to Siri, the voice-assistant generates at least six humorous responses panning Google’s gear:

    • "Stop trying to strap me to your forehead. It won't work."
    • "I think that Glass is half empty."
    • "I'm not Glass. And I'm just fine with that."
    • "Glass? I think you've got the wrong assistant."
    • "Very funny, (name). I mean, not funny 'ha-ha,' but funny."
    • "Just so you know, I don't do anything when you blink at me."
    The new responses on Glass were first highlighted by the folks over at The Verge. The comments echo a sentiment expressed by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who said earlier this year he doesn’t believe that Google Glass, currently available for developers to test, will become a mass-market item. Cook instead said that the wrist may be a more natural place for wearable computing devices to evolve. In that space, he praised the Nike FuelBand health tracking accessory.

    The Cupertino California company is rumored to be working on its own wrist-worn accessory to take on Google Glass in the wearable computing space with a launch as soon as 2014. The company has gone as far as filing for ownership of the “iWatch” trademark in a number of countries around the world, hinting at a potential name for the device.

    It’s always interesting to see these types of updates being implemented to make the rivalry a bit more humorous and interesting.

    Source: The Verge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Siri Updated with Responses against Google Glass started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. jery911's Avatar
      jery911 -
      Lmao just tried it, it's pretty funny
    1. guitarded's Avatar
      guitarded -
      While Google consistently improves and adds capabilities to Google Now/Search, Apple simply adds useless Siri replies, very impressive Apple!
    1. lilpetabread's Avatar
      lilpetabread -
      Quote Originally Posted by guitarded View Post
      While Google consistently improves and adds capabilities to Google Now/Search, Apple simply adds useless Siri replies, very impressive Apple!
      Comb yo beard.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by guitarded View Post
      While Google consistently improves and adds capabilities to Google Now/Search, Apple simply adds useless Siri replies, very impressive Apple!
      C'mon Debbie Downer, have a little fun.
    1. zrevai's Avatar
      zrevai -
      Wow how petty…
      Couldn't resist testing it out



    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Wonder who first thought of saying that to Siri.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
      The voice-assistant calls it “half empty”
      lol
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      And if this was the other way around, it would be considered "bashing" by MMi Writers.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Whoa... I've still yet to use Siri as I've stayed with a 4 since the came out... That's funny Siri is programmed to talk about google glass...
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Wow, people are taking this so seriously. Calm down, have a beer and a little laugh.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Funny!
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      I'm with the complainers. If Siri was even near Google Now in capability this would be funny. But the Siri and Now side-by-side, Siri looks like an idiot.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      I'm with the complainers. If Siri was even near Google Now in capability this would be funny. But the Siri and Now side-by-side, Siri looks like an idiot.
      This isn't about Google Now, it's about Glass. Siri is about having a personality and being able to have a "conversation" if you wanted with a digital assistant. Google Now is just about displaying information. They are similar but still quite different.
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      I love watching peoples responses and how they blow up at things like this. Apple has a little fun with Siri and people are like "omg why would they do this?? Siri sucks cause blah blah blah Google is better blah blah blah". I mean..seriously..who buys a smartphone for this feature? Is it neat and nifty, absolutely, but cmon now...quit being one of "those guys" and just enjoy these devices for what they do and the joy they bring all of us.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I can count on one hand how many times i've used Siri for a real life cause. Mostly use it for funny stuff like the above. No, I would not buy an iPhone because it has Siri but it is a cool feature nonetheless.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I can count on one hand how many times i've used Siri for a real life cause. Mostly use it for funny stuff like the above. No, I would not buy an iPhone because it has Siri but it is a cool feature nonetheless.
      Exactly. Siri is useless because it's useless: slow, misunderstands, returns lame results. Google Now, Siri's equivalent in Droidville, is significantly superior. But what does Apple do? They show their leadership in jokey responses and gold bling.
    1. browne81's Avatar
      browne81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I can count on one hand how many times i've used Siri for a real life cause. Mostly use it for funny stuff like the above. No, I would not buy an iPhone because it has Siri but it is a cool feature nonetheless.
      Why not? Siri is actually useful.

      How did apple send out this update? Was it a silent update?
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by browne81 View Post
      Why not? Siri is actually useful.

      How did apple send out this update? Was it a silent update?
      Siri sends data to Apple's server and then sends the response back to your phone. So the update is all on their end.