You can talk to your smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, smart speakers, smart displays, home systems and more, and one of the world's favourite ways to speak to your devices is Amazon's Alexa, with Amazon sharing how we're using Alexa devices.
Microsoft appears to be working on a Surface Phone, if a post to a Chinese forum by an engineer working for the Microsoft Asia Research Institute is any indication.
Just missing out on the Christmas sales season in Australia, Amazon's Echo and Alexa are finally arriving down under early next year, with dev access too.
Just as Samsung is preparing to launch its stylus-enabled Note 8 smartphone in hours' time, and has likely launched as you read this, the company has fortuitously launched Bixby globally outside of US and South Korea just in time.
Harman/Kardon has released details of its INVOKE, a Cortana-powered home digital assistant taking more than a few styling cues from Echo and Alexa but increasing the functionality.
Microsoft has finally brought its Windows 10-based, voice-operated, digital assistant Cortana to Australia on Android and iPhone. She works from the lock screen and understands the Aussie lingo and accents.
Microsoft’s source of inspiration has always come from its developers. "Every action we take, every product we build, the choices we take, all comes from our sense of mission – to empower every person on the planet to achieve more."
Microsoft has announced that more 5000 of its engineers and computer scientists will join its new AI and Research Group.
Microsoft’s latest social media campaign is very reminiscent of Apple’s “Get a Mac” TV campaign. Only this time the shoe — or is that designer sneaker — is on the other foot.
Windows 10 will be one-year-old on 29 July – and to celebrate Microsoft is releasing an Anniversary Update on 2 August.
"Conversation as a platform" is Microsoft’s next big thing. Wand is an integral part of that.
Cortana will now use Microsoft Edge and by inference Bing search as its only search engine.
//Build/ Microsoft’s developer conference is the opportunity for it to talk to thousands of developers – tech geeks - about Microsoft products. The Anniversary Update shows a commitment to keep continually improving Windows.
//Build/ Microsoft’s developer conference is the opportunity for it to talk to thousands of developers – tech geeks - about Microsoft products.
Cortana will come as part of Windows 10 update over the next few days. She now speaks Aussie.
Microsoft last week published a Design brief covering Windows 10 Mobile hardware – for smartphones and small tablets. And Windows 10 installs passed the 100,000,000 mark.
Coders, developers and hackathon enthusiasts: register now for Microsoft’s 48 hour ‘More Personal Computing Hackathon’ event in Australia, using Microsoft’s latest technologies.
China’s internet search giant Baidu has launched its own Android based Virtual Assistant – Duer.
Spring is almost here, so it's time for a new version of the Parallels Desktop virtualisation software. Parallels Desktop 11 makes Cortana available in OS X.
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