Alexa-Cortana integration: How to get started

Alexa-Cortana integration: How to get started

If you're in the mood to combine your Amazon and Microsoft-made smart assistants on any one device, today's your day. Alexa can open Cortana and Cortana can open Alexa. Because there might be a very rare instance in which you want one or the other, this particular tie-in is live. It's just live in preview mode when this article is first published, but live nonetheless.

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Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces bundle heads to Walmart next month

Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces bundle heads to Walmart next month

We haven't seen a ton of different console bundles in the Switch's short lifespan so far, but today Nintendo announced a new one. This bundle is destined for Walmart, where it will be an exclusive beginning next month. It offers some decent value for the money as well, assuming you're interested with the games it comes packed with.

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Ford’s 2019 Ranger configurator builds out one pricey pickup

Ford’s 2019 Ranger configurator builds out one pricey pickup

Ford's 2019 Ranger is up on the public configurator, and while there's no Ranger Raptor quite yet to sate our performance truck urges, you can still spec out an impressive midsize pickup. Announced back at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the new Ranger promises F-150-style capabilities but in a more urban-friendly package.

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KELT-9b is a giant, hot exoplanet with iron and titanium in its atmosphere

KELT-9b is a giant, hot exoplanet with iron and titanium in its atmosphere

Researchers have detailed the atmosphere of a giant, incredibly hot exoplanet called KELT-9b. Using the HARPS-North spectrograph located on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in La Palma, Spain, experts were able to discern the exoplanet's atmospheric properties, identifying iron and titanium vapor. The composition is the result of KELT-9b's incredibly hot temperature.

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Now the 2019 VW Golf R can look as wild as it drives

Now the 2019 VW Golf R can look as wild as it drives

Volkswagen is injecting some fun back into its feistiest Golf, with the Volkswagen Spektrum Program offering a whole new set of colors for the 2019 Golf R. The sports hatchback certainly isn't going to be slow when it comes to pace, but VW's fairly sober portfolio of off-the-shelf paint finishes means the impact when it's standing still isn't so visceral.

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TimeSplitters 4 could actually happen as THQ Nordic buys franchise

TimeSplitters 4 could actually happen as THQ Nordic buys franchise

Back in the era of the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, one of the most popular FPS franchises around was TimeSplitters. We haven't heard from the franchise in a while, mostly because there hasn't been a whole lot to report. The last game in the franchise, TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect, was released in 2005, and though there have been rumors about TimeSplitters 4 throughout the years, nothing ever materialized.

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Google One just launched for all (or most)

Google One just launched for all (or most)

Assuming you've got a paid Google cloud storage account, you've now got Google One. Google One is the name for a service which adds features to what was previously just known as Google cloud storage, or paying for Google Drive expanded storage. Now, with a brand, Google One provides a renewed push for people to buy cloud storage from Google - because they'll be privy to certain benefits.

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T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

T-Mobile serves up free Pandora and Live Nation perks to subscribers

Today, T-Mobile took the stage to talk about the improvements it's making to customer service. While that reveal was certainly an exciting one in this age of automated customer service lines, it wasn't the only thing T-Mobile had to announce. The company also said that it's going to begin offering some new perks to customers, and both of these perks are centered around music.

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Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos soundbars tap Harman Kardon tuning

Samsung’s new Dolby Atmos soundbars tap Harman Kardon tuning

Samsung and Harman Kardon have a pair of new soundbars, packaging Dolby Atmos and DTS:X into a simple home theater upgrade. The HW-N950 and HW-N850 are the first co-branded speakers to be released since Samsung acquired Harman back in March 2017.

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Lotus is a wearable panic button, sort of

Lotus is a wearable panic button, sort of

The Lotus by Seam is a small button with a microphone, a speaker, and a bluetooth connection. Lotus can be attached to a person's clothing, a necklace, a backpack, or whatever else the user might consider handy. The button works with the user's smartphone and an app called Seam Personal Security. This app connects the user to up to 5 contacts with which GPS, video, and audio information can be shared at a tap.

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T-Mobile Team of Experts makes customer service the next carrier war

T-Mobile Team of Experts makes customer service the next carrier war

T-Mobile is launching Team of Experts, aiming to oust bad customer service experiences and replace it with a dedicated team of people that are easier to contact. Announced at an event today, the news saw T-Mobile CEO John Legere fire his usual shots at his cellphone network rivals, blasting not only their retention numbers but their cavalier approach to customer service.

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Alexa is about to invade one US college campus

Alexa is about to invade one US college campus

It seems that even Alexa is participating in the back to school rush this year. Today, Saint Louis University announced that it will outfit "every student residence hall room and student apartment on campus" with an Alexa device. All told, that means SLU is outfitting student living spaces with around 2,300 Echo Dots.

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