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Cortana allegedly 'ported' to work on Android by hacker group

A Italy-based hacker group called OrangeSec claims to have 'ported' over Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant so that it will work on Android devices. However, their work is not a true port as the team has simply leveraged Cortana's backend that lacks many of the features found on the Windows...
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Microsoft is reportedly working on bringing Cortana to iOS and Android

Microsoft is looking to bring its personal assistant to iOS and Android as a standalone app. Part of project "Einstein", which Microsoft Research managing director Eric Horvitz is involved with, the company is working on advancing Cortana to improve on its personal assistant offering, prior to...
Cortana reportedly now serving up coupons for nearby stores

Cortana reportedly now serving up coupons for nearby stores

Microsoft's Cortana just keeps on getting better, folks. It appears that the digital assistant is now serving up coupons for nearby stores, at least for some lucky users. As seen in the image above, it looks like some users are seeing coupons for stores near them. It's likely part of a new...
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Cortana reportedly now serving up coupons for nearby stores

Cortana reportedly now serving up coupons for nearby stores

Microsoft's Cortana just keeps on getting better, folks. It appears that the digital assistant is now serving up coupons for nearby stores, at least for some lucky users. As seen in the image above, it looks like some users are seeing coupons for stores near them. It's likely part of a new...
Microsoft shows how the Lumia 640 and Cortana can help you train for marathons

Microsoft shows how the Lumia 640 and Cortana can help you train for marathons

Microsoft has published a new advertisement video for the UK, showing how the Lumia 640 and Cortana can work together to help you train for a marathon. It's simply another Cortana highlight video to show various commands and tasks the personal assistant can complete. It's also solid timing...
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Cortana allegedly 'ported' to work on Android by hacker group

A Italy-based hacker group called OrangeSec claims to have 'ported' over Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant so that it will work on Android devices. However, their work is not a true port as the team has simply leveraged Cortana's backend that lacks many of the features found on the Windows...
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Cortana's available in more places in latest Windows 10 preview for phones

Cortana was pretty restricted by location in the first Windows 10 preview for phones but with the latest build it looks like she's opened back up to more people. We're seeing it on our devices in the UK, though at the time of writing there's no apparent official word from Microsoft on exactly...
Indian Premier League 2015

Bing and Cortana are ready for the Indian Premier League 2015

The eight edition of the Indian Premier League, the premier club tournament of Twenty20 cricket, is upon us, and sure enough Bing and Cortana are ready for it. Microsoft offered similar extensive coverage for the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You can find the schedule of all...
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Watch Cortana learn my voice on Windows 10 Technical Preview

We love Cortana on our Windows Phone, and we're going to love her on Windows PCs and tablets, too. If you are already running Windows 10 Technical Preview, then you can already try it out. In recent builds, a new option has shown up to help Cortana learn your voice. This makes it easier for her...
AI Wars Part II: Watch Out Cortana, Apple May Have Given Siri a Nasty Left Hook

AI Wars Part II: Watch Out Cortana, Apple May Have Given Siri a Nasty Left Hook

In part one of this two-part series, "AI Wars: Hey Cortana is that you on my iPhone?", we focused on Microsoft's strategy of bringing Cortana to rival platforms. We looked at the benefits such a move would bring to the Microsoft ecosystem. In this piece, we would like to look at what Cortana's...
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AI Wars Part I: 'Hey Cortana is that you on my iPhone?'

"Our top priority and showcase device for Cortana is Windows Phone. Any discussion or commentary about us giving up or abandoning Windows Phone is crazy talk. Our top priority is to make Cortana so fantastic that it pulls customers to Windows Phone. Period…And if that happens, then we can stop...
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A quick look at Cortana's package tracking ability in Windows 10

Microsoft's Cortana can already track your flights just by scanning your emails for relevant information. Package tracking has been another feature known to be coming to the digital personal assistant, and it is already semi-functional in Windows 10. Currently, in Windows 10 (for phone, in this...
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Cortana heads to China, selected European countries in latest Windows 10 preview

With the latest built of the Windows 10 technical preview, Cortana is making her desktop debut in a bunch more countries. As of build 10041 Windows Insiders in China, UK, Germany, Spain, France and Italy can use it. The previous build limited Cortana support to just the United States, so there...

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