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Microsoft Cortana

The Windows Phone 8.1 new voice assistant, Cortana, is built to have better brains than Apple’s Siri and Google Now.

April 2, 2014

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Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: An early look at how Cortana stacks up (hands-on)

Can Windows Phone’s new voice-activated assistant stand up to Siri and Google Now? We put an early version to the test.

By April 14, 2014

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How Microsoft's Cortana came by its human touch

Microsoft's Sogol Malekzadeh talks about her journey from artist in Iran to designer who helped create Windows Phone's marquee virtual assistant.

By July 21, 2014

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Insteon calls on Cortana to control the smart home

Thanks to an upcoming app update, Windows Phone 8.1 users will soon be able to call on the virtual assistant to check the thermostat or turn the lights off.

By July 16, 2014

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Now Microsoft's Cortana can help you place a Skype call

A Skype for Windows Phone update integrates the virtual assistant. You can make a call by saying. "Skype, get Mom on the screen," Microsoft says.

By June 26, 2014

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Will Microsoft bring Cortana to iOS and Android?

Microsoft contemplates whether to bring its Cortana personal digital-assistant technology to non-Windows platforms. Are the tradeoffs worth it?

By June 13, 2014

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​How to set up and start using Cortana

These tips will help you get started with Microsoft's brand new voice assistant in Windows Phone 8.1.

By May 30, 2014

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How to set up and start using Cortana

CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get started with Microsoft's new voice assistant.

By May 30, 2014

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Siri listens for Podcasts, Cortana seeks new smarts

Apple adds Siri support for its Podcasts app, Microsoft may put Cortana in more devices, and we wait for a new Surface and Halo 5.

By May 16, 2014

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Siri listens for Podcasts, Cortana seeks new smarts

Apple adds Siri support for its Podcasts app, Microsoft may put Cortana in more devices, and we wait for a new Surface and Halo 5.

By May 16, 2014