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Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1′s smart assistant

Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1′s smart assistant

The iPhone has Siri, Android has Google Now, and now Windows Phone has Cortana, Microsoft's new digital assistant for smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Launching as a beta when WP8.1 hits devices over the next few months, Cortana blends the speech-first approach of Apple's system with the contextual backbone of Google's, throwing in some location-based cleverness and a little AI snark along the way. We introduced ourselves at Build 2014.

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Cortana apps include Facebook, Twitter, Skype

Cortana apps include Facebook, Twitter, Skype

Starting off with a bang is what Microsoft needed to do with their own long-awaited personal assistant Cortana. This week they’re making a rather grand effort in doing so, connecting this natural language assistant work with Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and other apps right off the bat. Cortana has been revealed, as it were, at BUILD 2014, Microsoft’s developers convention.

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Galaxy S5 mini leak tips 4.5-inch Super AMOLED and Android 4.4 KitKat

Galaxy S5 mini leak tips 4.5-inch Super AMOLED and Android 4.4 KitKat

Specifications of a new smartphone have leaked on the web that Samsung will be launching in the future. The specifications are claimed to be for the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800. Samsung commonly makes multiple version of its smartphone and this time out we have a smaller version of the popular Galaxy S5 that launched recently. Screen size on the Galaxy S5 is 5.1-inches of Super AMOLED glory.

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