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Microsoft Brings Android Notifications to Windows 10

At Build 2016, Microsoft has announced quite a few interesting new features for Windows 10, one of which is related to Android notifications. That’s right, it looks like Microsoft is making an effort to bring Android…

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Microsoft Populates Skype With Helper-Bots

Your Skype chats could just get a little bit smarter thanks to Microsoft’s new array of assistive helper-bots. These bots were on show at Build 2016, where Microsoft demonstrated how Cortana, as well as a number…

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Windows 10 Desktops Will Soon Be Able to Talk to Mobiles

Microsoft wants to provide a complete and unified infrastructure with Windows 10 and the newest feature in this area is being tested with internal builds at the moment. The new feature is naturally for Cortana and…

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Cortana to Support Headsets on Xbox One?

Microsoft first revealed Cortana for Xbox One earlier this year at E3. In a promotional video demonstrating a new dashboard, Microsoft went on to state: “Kinect required for Cortana speech recognition,” Whilst Microsoft at the time refused to comment further…

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Possible Fix Found For Windows 10 Error With Taskbar and Cortana.

The release of Windows 10 has been rather odd in many respects, yes it’s an improvement over the much maligned previous OS in terms of user interface, but privacy concerns coupled with a monitoring tool that…

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Cortana Embarrasses Microsoft’s CEO During a Live Demo

I’m sure that many of you are already running Windows 10 by now, so I have to ask: are you satisfied with Cortana? Whatever your answer may be, you should probably refrain from relying on Microsoft’s…

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How To Turn Bing System Web Results Off in windows 10

Windows 10 with Cortana has been received with mixed reactions due to certain bugs and privacy issues, but users have also found another annoying feature which integrates with a system file search. If you would like…

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This Handy Bluetooth Button Can Help You Stay in Touch with Cortana

Cortana’s implementation in Windows 10 has been one of the new operating system’s most anticipated features, and it’s not hard to understand why, as this particular virtual assistant is quite good at her job. However, leaving…

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The Privacy Question Of Windows 10

Windows 10 is out as of today (Wednesday 29th July 2015) and on the surface is a major improvement over the much maligned Windows 8. This should be excellent news for consumers, which it is to…

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Windows 10 Cortana Only Works If You’re American?

The launch of the much-anticipated operating system from Microsoft occurred at midnight two days ago. I installed it onto my laptop yesterday and so far, I have to be honest, I’m not overly keen. The OS seems…

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Take a Look at a Leaked Version of Cortana for Android

Microsoft announced in May that it will roll out its personal assistant, Cortana, to Android and iOS. As the official launch is getting closer, so are the leaks it seems. Word is that a pre-release version…

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Artificial Intelligence Gets Stroppy With its Programmer

Google, probably the only company not scaremongering over the impending singularity, has had a run-in with one of its own artificial intelligence systems. The AI, whose vocabulary consists purely of content from movie scripts, was responding…

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Power Plug PC’s Are Now A Thing Thanks To Microsoft

More and more devices these days use USB chargers, to the point where you can even buy wall plugs with USB plugs built in, allowing you to charge your phone or iPod without needing an adapter.…

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Microsoft Announces Cortana for Android and iOS

Microsoft has finally confirmed that Cortana, voice assistant will be made available on both the popular platform, Android and iOS. It is available only for Windows 10 Preview and Windows Phone devices and in order to make…

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Microsoft Renames Project Spartan to Microsoft Edge

Project Spartan has long been known as the replacement for Microsoft’s aging Internet Explorer browser lineup. Debuting alongside Windows 10 later this year, the new browser finally shed its codename and was officially christened Microsoft Edge.…

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Teaser Website “Hunt the Truth” for Halo 5 Is Now Live

343 Industries is said to have been teasing something which relates to Halo 5: Guardians in a trailer which told fans to “HUNTtheTRUTH”. It seems that the trailer was pointing to a fan page which recently…

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Apple Sharing Siri Voice Data With Third Parties

Apple’s voice recognition personal assistant Siri has been collecting and transmitting user voice data to third-party companies. The news was revealed on reddit by user FallenMyst. FallenMyst, in a post on reddit, said that after she…

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Microsoft Band Update Adds Tiny Keyboard

Four months after its release, Band, Microsoft’s wearable smart device, has received its first major update. The update, in conjunction with Windows Phones, brings dictation mode, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The dictation mode is powered…

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This is Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant, Cortana, Running in Windows 10

It seems Windows 10 is getting some major news lately, even a year out from release, but the latest build of it features Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant. There’s a nice video below that you can check…

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Amazon Announces ‘Echo’ Virtual Assistant & Speaker With Awkward Video

Amazon has announced the ‘Amazon Echo‘ virtual assistant device in an attempt to get into the home automation market. The black tube-like device is designed to sit in a room and be used like the many other…

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Windows 10 Will Have DirectX 12 and Probably Cortana

It has previously been confirmed by official sources that DirectX 12 will come together with the next generation of Windows. Now that lose confirmation has been nailed to the ground and any doubt buried with the…

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The Windows 9 Preview Gets A Confirmed Reveal Date

Windows 9 this, Windows 9 that: let’s face it you’re probably sick of the Windows 9 rumours by now. Well here’s to hoping that this is the rumour to end them all: The Verge is reporting that Windows…

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Rumuored To Roll Out on The 12th of August

Microsoft is getting ready to roll out its Update 2 for the latest Windows 8.1 operating system this month. Rumours point to a launch date set for the 12th of August, which makes sense since it…

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Windows 9 To Get Cortana and New Taskbar Functionality

Windows Threshold will be the next major update to the Windows platform. So far we anticipate that it will be called Windows 9 but this is not confirmed and so anything could happen in terms of…

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Cortana Personal Assistant Integrated in Skype for Windows Phone

Microsoft has announced some new features coming to Skype for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, namely the Skype 2.19 update, which includes video improvements, fast app resume, increased language support and improved notifications.…

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Stephen Hawking Warns Of An A.I. Controlled Future

Advances in AI technology are all around us, Google have their Google Now service, Apple have Siri, Microsoft have Cortana and that’s just the world of mobile phone technology and search engines! Beyond that we have…

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Cortana Could Find Its Way Into Windows Phone, To Be Announced At BUILD

There are more rumors surfacing that Windows Phone 8.1 update will bring the voice of Halo’s well-known AI, Cortana, to its personal assistant feature. Cortana’s real-life voice belongs to Jen Taylor, an US actress. Microsoft will…