Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 21st of May, 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Just days after Facebook had it’s IPO, Microsoft has quietly released their weird social network, So.cl, which was seen previously last year. A number of TECHGEEK editors are on there right now from the beta, but I don’t believe any of us use it. So.cl is, according to Microsoft, an “experiment in open search” and you can login right now to the new service with your Facebook or Windows Live accounts.
- Samsung’s answer to Siri, S Voice, which was expected to release on the Samsung Galaxy S III, has been leaked, and works with, for plenty of other Android phones. And just in case you thought Samsung had learnt from their battles with Apple, then you should really see some of the screenshots which look almost identical to Apple’s iPhone 4S virtual assistant, Siri. If you’d like to see Samsung’s photocopy of Siri in action, you can check out the APK here.
- Meanwhile, last night was a bit of a slow news day, so may I recommend you check out The Verge’s Paul Miller’s latest foray into the offline world. It’s an interesting experiment, and it’s great to see his updates.