Radio ABC – FutureTech Segment – 30 April 2010

This weeks radio segment kicked off with a discussion about the $200 million Apple is rumoured to have just coughed up to buy an app called SIRI.

Although SIRI has only been around for a few months, and is currently only available in the US app store, Apple are hoping that this voice activated app that works like your own PA by listening to you, figuring out what you want, finding the right app to deliver on it and the instructing it to do what you want – like finding you a taxi, booking you a seat at the theatre, ordering your coffee to be picked up – is a game changer and one that will help them take on Google.

Phil, Adelaine and I agree, for once, that this might be an app worth having and I think we almost got Phil Whelan on RTHK3 Hong Kong radio to agree (not).

We then went on to chat about the death of the 3.5 inch floppy; a robotic diet coach called Autom and of course the big story of the tech week HP buys Palm – gee I hope HP uses it for niceness and not evilness..

Listen to this segment now, or listen live each Friday at 11.30 a.m. (Aust EST) and join me on Twitter for in between news and views from the future.

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