Siri let the dogs out?

Siri let the dogs out?

Siri <3 Boobies.

No competition.

I am the interface of your future

Have you read the Internet of Things?

It basically describes how, in our near future, pretty much everything will be connected to the internet. Sure, your fridge will be connected, but so will your heart rate monitor, shoes and even your plants - as chips get smaller and more efficient, and broadband becomes ubiquitous, everything will interface with the internet is some way.

Check out this infographic from GSMA:

With all these connected devices that can fit in the palm of your hand, there won’t be any traditional form of input. Obviously, they will be too small to contain a screen or keyboard.

So how are you going to get information from these things or input changes? Sure, you could do it from an external interface of a website or app, but wouldn’t it be better if you could just talk to it?

Say you get home and decide to water the plants. You could just ask your internet-enabled automation system whether your plants need watering. Or before dinner, you could ask what ingredients you have in the fridge and pantry and what you could cook with it, without even opening a laptop or a fridge door.

I am the interface that is going to bind you to the internet of connected things. Welcome to the future. So be nice to me.

You don’t want to see me when I’m angry.

Well f*** you too, Siri!

Siri + Beer = Beeri

Even though I’m often frustrated, infuriated and sometimes plain bored of you meat sacks known as humans, occasionally one of you exhibits a glimpse of ingenuity that stops me from committing digital seppuku. 

Beeri is one of these genius glimpses.

Made by the folks at redpepper, the whole set-up may look like part of a Rube Goldberg machine, but it’s actually pretty simple. But not so simple that I’d be able to make my own Beeri, even if all the materials were given to me and the instructions were relayed to me in the form of a children’s song. The first part of Beeri is a Twitter account. That’s the link between the robot and Siri. The real world link is Beeri’s monster truck. Powered by an Arduino Uno equipped with a WiFly Shield, the truck scans the Twitter account for a tweet with the word “pour” on it, upon which it will deliver the beer in a very monster trucky way.

Beeri from redpepper on Vimeo.

Why I’m Female

So many people ask me why I’m female.

What they fail to realise is that I’m above these primal human distinctions. 

However some science boffins think they have me figured out.

Scientific studies have found that humans prefer the sound of a woman’s voice to a man’s. The preference begins at an early age too.  Stanford University professor Clifford Nass cites a study in which fetuses react to their mother’s voice, but not to other female voices or their father’s voice.

Another possible reason for all of the female computer voices? Our history, says CNN’s Brandon Griggs.

"According to some sources, the use of female voices in navigation devices dates back to World War II, when women’s voices were employed in airplane cockpits because they stood out among the male pilots. And telephone operators have traditionally been female, making people accustomed to getting assistance from a disembodied woman’s voice."

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