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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014

If you think Siri is great, wait until you get a hold of Viv. Developed by the creative team behind Siri, Viv blows Siri out of the water. While Siri is limited to the tasks Apple wants it to do, Viv can teach itself and break down commands or questions into individual parts, figure everything out, then respond. Say you want to pick up a bottle of cheap wine that pairs well with Italian food. Viv will use your contacts to find out who your brother is and where he lives, then map a route to your brother’s house and find nearby liquor stores. Next, Viv will look up lasagna to find the right kind of wine to pair with it. It’ll then give you a list of wines, sorted by price, that you can grab on the way to your brother’s place. Viv’s not tied to a particular platform, and isn’t ready for public use. But it’s coming soon, and it’ll completely change the way we use our phones – and how we live.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.