The Woman Behind Siri's Voice Reveals Herself: 'It's Kinda Creepy'

One of the world's greatest, most enduring mysteries has finally been solved. No, we haven't figured out what Stonehenge is for, how the pyramids were built, who really killed JFK, what caused the Bloop, the identity of the man in the Taman Shud case, or why Jennifer Aniston keeps getting roles in major studio films —… » 10/04/13 11:50am 10/04/13 11:50am

Orangutans Are Hooked on Technology Just Like the Rest of Us

Not unlike how many of us play games on Facebook to kill time until it's five o'clock, orangutans at Smithsonian's National Zoo are utilizing iPads so they don't go nutso. Because being trapped in a small enclosure can be depressing, it's exciting when zoos strive to incorporate engaging enrichment. The iPads were a… » 1/29/13 11:15pm 1/29/13 11:15pm

Let the Quipping Begin: Apple Might Take Orange’s Place in Sponsoring…

A funny thing might be happening to the Orange Prize for Fiction, a prestigious literary award that recognizes novels written by women — its sponsor might be changing! Oh, wait, I told it wrong — the funny part is that the new sponsor might be none other than the company founded by a notorious Men in Black-esque alien, … » 8/13/12 9:15pm 8/13/12 9:15pm

Thank the Lord; There's a Christian-Friendly Version of the iPad

Want to get a family iPad, but worry that the Apple product is too chock-full of knowledge (i.e. Satan)? You are in luck! The Edifi, available through online retailer Family Christian, is the first exclusively Christian e-tablet on market, offering a pleasant, limited and fully Christian selection of information such… » 6/25/12 3:30pm 6/25/12 3:30pm

Massey Brothers Slap Bristol Palin With Serious Allegations Of Being…

Kyle and Christopher Massey, brothers and former and current Disney stars respectively (Zooey 101, That's So Raven, and spinoff Cory In The House, filed a suit in federal court today against dilettante and professional asshat Bristol Palin, claiming that they created the reality TV show about Palin's life with son… » 6/20/12 9:00am 6/20/12 9:00am

John Malkovich and Siri Hit It Off, Probably Because He Doesn't Ask Her …

Siri may deny knowing Samuel L. Jackson and be irritated by certain members of the Deschanel family that insist on asking insipid questions about the weather, but she apparently does like some people. In the newest ad for Apple's iPhone 4S, she and John Malkovich seem to share quite a deep connection. Well, as deep a… » 5/24/12 9:30am 5/24/12 9:30am

Someday Buying a Vibrator Will Be as Boring as Buying an iPod

What if buying a vibrator were as commonplace and uneventful as popping into the Apple store for an iPod or buying a juicer from Williams-Sonoma? That's exactly what Ethan Imboden, founder of the company Jimmyjane is aiming for, and he's well on his way to achieving it. For nearly a decade, he's been a pioneer in… » 5/15/12 1:30pm 5/15/12 1:30pm

Eau de Macbook, the Fragrance for Truly Obsessive Apple Fans

Searching for a way to recreate that potent mix of ecstasy and guilt at having blown a hundreds of dollars in a single transaction that comes from purchasing a new Apple product? Looking to become a total geek magnet? Then try a spritz of the new fragrance that captures the scent of a Macbook when it's first removed… » 4/19/12 12:00pm 4/19/12 12:00pm

Gwyneth Paltrow Says She Takes Baths in the Tub With Her Kids

Just when it seems that Gwyneth Paltrow has said all of the ridiculous, pretentious things that could ever be said, she does another magazine interview and the fountain of delight fills up yet again. Lucky for us, she's given us myriad morsels of insight in this month's Harper's Bazaar. Foremost among them, she takes… » 2/01/12 8:00pm 2/01/12 8:00pm

You Will Never Be Able to Cuddle With the Steve Jobs Doll

After introducing a much-anticipated 12-inch Steve Jobs doll, the company that designed it has said it will not to sell the figurine after all. Bummer. It looked awesome and even had the black turtleneck and could hold onto a tiny apple! The company, In Icons, had originally said that they'd bring the doll to market no … » 1/17/12 10:20am 1/17/12 10:20am

Siri Goes Rogue, Tells A 12-Year-Old Boy To 'Shut The Fuck Up'


British tween Charlie Le Quesne and his mom were shopping at a store in England when he picked up an iPhone 4S on display and innocently asked Siri, "How many people are there in the world?" The 12-year-old, expecting the phone's automated assistant to give him a number, got a real shock when instead Siri answered, "Shut … » 1/01/12 3:45pm 1/01/12 3:45pm

Apple Says Siri Isn't Intentionally Anti-Abortion

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Siri won't locate abortion clinics. It's a troubling thought that the magical device you carry in your pocket may not share your views on women's reproductive rights. However, today an Apple spokeswoman told the New York Times that Siri isn't necessarily harboring… » 12/01/11 8:50pm 12/01/11 8:50pm