Streisand and Siri, Air Hockey, Zeiss VR, self-assembling phone, Dots & Co

StreisBarbra Streisand says ‘Sept. 30’ iOS update will fix Siri’s pronunciation of her name — In a weekend radio interview, singer Barbra Streisand claimed Apple will be fixing the way Siri pronounces her name in the “next update” of iOS, supposedly going out September 30th. Siri’s use of a ‘Z’ sound in the middle of “Streisand” has annoyed the singer since Apple’s feature first launched in 2011. [Zzzz … ]

Get your kicks with sticks with World Cup Air Hockey — available in free and NZ$1.49/US99¢ versions at the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is a fine, fun virtual hockey game (according to Apple World Today). It first allows you to pick the country that you represent and your opponent’s country. Once done, you choose from three game modes: Practice, Tournament and Head-to-Head.

iPhone-compatible ZEISS VR ONE Plus VR headset launches nationally at Best Buy in the US — ZEISS has announced the official in-store launch of its US$129 VR ONE Plus virtual reality headset in select Best Buy stores nationwide, and online. The VR ONE Plus will be featured as part of an hands-on display, allowing general consumers to experience its quality hardware and lenses for the first time, according to the folks at ZEISS.

The cellphone that assembles itself (video) — Behold a little wizardry from MIT in the form of a ‘self-assembling’ cellphone. Fast Company did a story on a lab at the university that designed a cellphone with six components. They are designed in such a way that when jostled together in a tumbler, the parts that fit together, stick together, while the parts that don’t, don’t.

Dots & Co is a stylish puzzler that’s chiller than most — This Two Dots sequel brings along new friends, along with free-to-play tweaks.


One thought on “Streisand and Siri, Air Hockey, Zeiss VR, self-assembling phone, Dots & Co”

  1. Just read the Tuesday Talk iThis or Apple That? I understand the confusion that some people have, especially with the crossover products nowadays that look line one thing but are another. I’ve just been trawling through a website looking for a specific Fablet, and have found many iterations with the same model id, so Apple can take some solace in the fact that most of us know our MacBook Pros from our Airs or just plain MacBook… The prophets of doom have resurrected themselves, I see. They disappeared for a while after Jobs turned the company around and as its value soared past its competitors, I thought that maybe they’d been buried. Obviously not. Anyway I’m off now to shuffle through my pack of iPads. Where’s my Pro?


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