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The iPhone's Siri Is Terrible at Accents
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The iPhone’s Siri Is Terrible at Scottish Accents [VIDEO]

This poor Scottish fellow is having a bit of trouble with his iPhone's Siri voice-recognition technology. No matter how hard he tries to annunciate, he can't seem to get his phone to "create a reminder." It seems Siri was designed for American accents, and American accents only.

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iPod Turns 10 — Happy Birthday to the Greatest Invention of All Time

The iPod, Apple's MP3 player that revolutionized the way we listen to music, recently celebrated its tenth birthday. How do ya like them apples, Microsoft Zune! 

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Incredible Steve Jobs Portrait Made From 4,001 Post-It Notes [VIDEO]

To pay tribute to the man they say "devoted his life to give us the most powerful devices ever available to an ordinary person," four twentysomethings from Munich, Germany created a giant portrait of Steve Jobs from 4,001 Post-It notes.

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Apple’s New Siri Technology Has a (Hilarious) Mind of Its Own

Apple's voice-recognition technology, Siri, has been lauded for its groundbreaking ability to understand natural human language rather than just simple commands. In the past, most people have used it for various mundane activities -- finding the nearest sushi restaurant or theater showtimes for a movie, for example.

In its most recent incarnation, you can even ask it questions ("Will it rain today?") and it'll use GPS to spit out an accurate answer. But some creative folks have tested Siri's abilities on the new iPhone 4S with rather amusing results.

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Apple’s Touching Homepage Tribute to Steve Jobs [IMAGE]

No doubt right now your Facebook feed is almost 100% about the sad passing of Steve Jobs. But in true Apple fashion, the company's website features a minimalist tribute to the legendary thinker that says it al

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Apple’s Siri Voice-Recognition App Is the ‘Butt’ of Jokes in Japan

During Tuesday's 'Let's Talk iPhone' presentation, Apple wowed the audience with a demonstration of the Siri voice-recognition technology, which can understand natural human language rather than just simple commands.

Even more wowed? Japanese audiences. Seems the word "siri" is dangerously close to "shiri," which is Japanese slang for one's, shall we say, backside.

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YouTubers Rap a Tribute to Steve Jobs in ‘We Are All Steve’ [VIDEO]

As we're all sadly aware, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and the creator of iconic products like the iPhone, has been valiantly fighting cancer for years -- and given his recent resignation as CEO of the company, he doesn't appear to be winning.

YouTubers Pantless Knights have put together a terrific tribute song, and the accompanying video features various people -- and one Muppet -- in Jobs' trademark black turtlenecks and round glasses lip-syncing a rap about the legendary tech genius.

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Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype in a Bar

In a replay from an incident last year, another Apple employee lost another iPhone prototype in yet another Bay Area bar. If this keeps up, they're going to start surgically implanting new phones into developers' arms.

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Woman Conned Into Paying $180 for iPad That Was Just a Block of Wood

Ashley McDowell of Spartanberg, South Carolina probably thought she was a master negotiator when she haggled with two men a McDonald's parking lot for a new iPad, getting the price down from $300 to $180. But when McDowell got home and opened the box, she instead found a plank of wood.

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The Steve Jobs Taiwanese Animation Is Here! [VIDEO]

We all know that Apple was founded when Steve Jobs took a technicolor trip through a forest and was bonked on the head with a Newtonian Apple logo of inspiration, before going on to literally give birth to a bulky Macintosh computer. Well, that's how Taiwanese animation team Next Media Animation remembers it at least.

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Comedian Finds Out Just How Much You Can Get Away With in an Apple Store [VIDEO]

After realizing there are hundreds of YouTube videos of people singing and dancing inside Apple Stores without the intrusion of staffers, comedian Mark Malkoff set out to test the limits of what one could get away with in the land of iPads and Genius Bars.

Malkoff's stunts include a pizza delivery, donning a Darth Vader costume and wining and dining a date. See how they were received below:

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$8.1 Million iPad Features Gold, Diamonds and Dinosaur Bones (Seriously)

Designer Stuart Hughes, who specializes in bringing bling to everything from beds to yachts to liquor bottles, is now offering a gold- and diamond-encrusted iPad 2 for the princely sum of $8.1 million called the Gold History Edition.

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Entire Counterfeit Apple Store Uncovered in China [PHOTOS]

Given the Chinese population's well-documented love of Apple products -- and the Chinese government's well-documented disregard for copyright laws -- it should come as no surprise that there are many counterfeit iPads floating around the land of a billion plus.

But an entire fake Apple store, selling entirely fake Apple products, is still pretty stunning. And that's what the blogger BirdAbroad found in the Chinese city of Kunming.

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