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Microsoft And Amazon Have Integrated Cortana And Alexa

08/30/2017, Major tech companies like Microsoft and Apple have created their own artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants. It’s not common for rival assistants to play nice with each other but the relationship between Microsoft’s Cortana and...

Users Can Now Use Cortana Together With Fitbit

07/28/2017, If you want to monitor your fitness progress with your Fitbit, you can always just glance at its display to see what is happening at the moment, or alternatively you can always launch the app for your history and other details. However it seems that...

Microsoft Unveils A Cortana-Powered Smart Thermostat

07/19/2017, When you think of smart thermostats, there’s a good chance that Nest comes to mind, and rightfully so considering who developed it (former Apple exec), and who currently owns it (Google’s parent company, Alphabet). However it seems that Microsoft...

Microsoft Trying To Make Cortana More Like Google Assistant

06/09/2017, While pretty much every company out there is putting out a digital voice assistant of their own, it seems that for the most part, they all function in different ways. For example Google Assistant can be used with voice and text, where users can actually...

New Cortana UI Shows Bing Results On Desktop

05/29/2017, Cortana is integrated with Windows 10 and thus it provides a lot of functionality to the taskbar. Windows 10 users can rely on Cortana to help them out with a wide variety of tasks by just issuing it voice commands. While Cortana has always been able to...

HP Cortana Speaker Confirmed

05/10/2017, Amazon’s Echo devices have been very successful so far, no wonder the company keeps on adding new products to the lineup. Microsoft is looking to compete against the Echo devices by working with its OEM partners on smart speakers powered by its...

Harman Kardon Invoke Speaker With Cortana Now Official

05/08/2017, After a leak earlier today that revealed information about its upcoming product, Harman Kardon has officially unveiled the Invoke smart speaker that’s powered by Cortana. It’s basically an Amazon Echo rival that comes with Microsoft’s...

Microsoft’s Cortana-Powered Invoke Speaker Has Spotify Support

04/27/2017, It was confirmed by Microsoft last year that premium audio brand Harman Kardon is working on a new smart speaker that’s powered by its artificial intelligence assistant Cortana. It didn’t reveal much information about this product but the...

Cortana Lands On The Android Lock Screen

03/27/2017, Microsoft released Cortana for rival platforms a long time ago. For the past few months, it has been running tests that give Cortana a presence on the Android lock screen. The tests appear to have gone off well because the company has now decided to...

Microsoft Launches Revamped Version Of Cortana For iOS Devices

03/11/2017, Back in the day when voice assistants were first launched, many of them had stayed as exclusives to the platforms they were designed for. Siri for iOS, Google Now for Android, and Cortana for Windows. However over time companies started to make their AI...

Harman Kardon Cortana Speaker Possibly Coming Soon

02/22/2017, We saw the trend of making smart connected objects and baking in virtual private assistants really explode at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 last month. Assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are gradually making their way...

Cortana Will Soon Work On The Android Lock Screen

01/18/2017, Microsoft’s digital personal assistant Cortana may have started out on its Windows Phone platform but the assistant has since been expanded to the company’s other devices like PCs and gaming consoles. Microsoft is also working with third-party...

Microsoft Patent Describes How You Can Use Cortana During A Call

01/18/2017, Using a voice assistant while you’re on the phone doesn’t make a lot of sense, right? After all you’re talking to someone so how would the voice assistant differentiate what you’re saying to a friend or whether or not you’re issuing a voice...

Nissan Cortana Integration Confirmed At CES 2017

01/08/2017, BMW is not the only car company that’s working on integrating Cortana in its cars. Nissan is doing something similar. As part of its current partnership with Microsoft through the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the Japanese car maker is working with...