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Old Apr 1st, 2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Today's Hot News: Microsoft's Secret Weapon

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Microsoft's Secret Weapon Could Destroy Apple's Siri

My Apple (AAPL) iPhone 4S is the best gadget I've ever owned. The snazzy, high-resolution Retina display, high-quality camera, dizzying array of apps, and amazing battery life (yes, I get amazing battery life on my 4S) suit my mobile-computing needs to a tee.

But as it turns out, the 4S is not quite perfect in my eyes.

Why?

Because of Apple's voice-activated "assistant," Siri.

As an Apple shareholder, I say Siri has been a blessing because its inclusion in the 4S was a brilliant piece of stealth marketing. It gave boatloads of people an excuse to pull out their new phones and show them to other people.

"Let's ask Siri to find a Mexican restaurant around here!"

"Let's ask Siri the meaning of life!"

"Let's ask Siri where to hide the body!"

It was just oodles of fun to ask Siri both useful and ridiculous questions just to see what she'd say.

But the reality is that Siri does not work as well as intended....
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In other news, great news for Start Trek/George Takei fans!

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From George Takei's Blog

Friends, I'm thrilled to share this news with you today. As announced at Emerald City Comicon, where I'm appearing this weekend, Paramount Pictures has green-lit a new Star Trek Movie entitled "Excelsior" in which I will play the captain. This announcement is part of Paramount Studio's 100th-year anniversary campaign. The studio has acknowledged the fan enthusiasm for this concept ever since I appeared in command of the vessel in "The Undiscovered Country." J.J. Abrams will direct, with Robert Orci again writing the screenplay.

My co-star in Allegiance, Paulo Montalban, has been cast opposite me to play the mercurial "Agha," the grandson of Khan (played by Ricardo Montalban in the Second Star Trek Movie). Also featured are Gilbert Gottfried (playing a wily Ferengi First Officer) and Lisa Lampanelli (as a Bajoran security officer).

More to come on this breaking story soon. Thanks again for the years of support, and I'll see you on the Bridge of "Excelsior."
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