Video: The iPhone’s Siri vs. accents


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Bad news for brogues: The Times’ Henry Chu reports that Scots who rushed to buy the iPhone have found the ‘smart’ gadget can’t understand them. Just watch:

Apparently it isn’t just Scots: Stuff, a British technology magazine, tried out other accents on Siri and found that Slovaks, Nigerians, Lithuanians and South Africans also get lost in translation:



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