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Microsoft working on own Cortana smart speaker, to rival Amazon, Google and Apple
Microsoft working on own Cortana smart speaker, to rival Amazon, Google and Apple By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is clearly feeling left out in the smart speaker wars. While Apple, Amazon and Google, with HomePod, Echo and Home respectively, have their own-brand... Read more

Microsoft wants you to use Cortana - so it added IFTTT integration
Microsoft wants you to use Cortana - so it added IFTTT integration By Elyse Betters

Despite all of Microsoft's efforts, its Cortana assistant is just not as ubiquitous as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, or Google Assistant.It seems like... Read more

Microsoft confirms Cortana isn't going anywhere, will appear in more devices in 2018
Microsoft confirms Cortana isn't going anywhere, will appear in more devices in 2018 By Max Langridge

With all the new product announcements at CES 2018 that incorporate Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, you may be wondering where Microsoft Cortana has... Read more

You can pre-order that beautiful GLAS Cortana thermostat in March
You can pre-order that beautiful GLAS Cortana thermostat in March By Elyse Betters

Look out, Nest. Microsoft is coming at you with its own Cortana-powered thermostat, and it'll be available for preorder this spring.Microsoft announced... Read more

Microsoft HomeHub for Windows 10 wants to be your smart home control centre
Microsoft HomeHub for Windows 10 wants to be your smart home control centre By Max Langridge

Microsoft appears to be planning its own rival to the likes of Amazon Echo and Apple HomeKit, in the form of HomeHub. The smart home control feature, or... Read more