Shop Till You Drop, With Siri

December 21, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Your voice is all it takes to do so many things nowadays, thanks to the voice assistant Siri that came with the iPhone 4S.

Adding to the pool of capabilities is another way to do your shopping. Apple’s Siri technology and Wolfram Alpha’s knowledge base are coming together to let you shop for electronics just by your voice.

Wolfram Alpha has announced a new feature that enables Siri users to browse through Best Buy’s electronics and appliances data.

Users can search for a general product category or a specific product model, using the web or Siri, and obtain a comprehensive report detailing product features, prices and availability, user ratings and price comparisons with similar models.


Wolfram Alpha is now leveraging data from Best Buy’s public APIs to enable queries against the retailer’s database of 35,000 consumer products.

Wolfram Alpha says they have taken the strengths they have developed in math, science, and socioeconomic data and created something equally unique and useful for online shoppers

This feature is available only in the US for now.

This is a pretty smart thing to do with the holiday season smiling at us, right?

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