From personal helper to productivity assistant
Microsoft-contracted transcriptionists reportedly failed to properly secure Cortana, Skype voice recordings
Login credentials were sent in 'plaintext' via email
We were disabling Cortana in Windows, too, anyway
What's worse: CPU spikes or a broken search option?
So much for private Skype calls
The new Cortana resembles a chat app
Making Cortana a standalone app has its benefits
Voice-based UIs and AI capabilities, a la carte
Windows Insiders can access the update now
Google's smart speaker is likely to return a correct answer most often
Amazon expands its reach into the console market
Upcoming Cortana-powered 'GLAS' smart thermostat will feature Google Assistant and Alexa compatibility
Microsoft is playing nice with its competitors
Hackers find new ways to gain access
Microsoft's semi-transparent, Cortana-powered smart thermostat will be available for pre-order in March
The GLAS can monitor your home's indoor and outdoor air quality
"Alexa, where's Cortana?"
It's also partnering with Reddit
Skype now has in-context assistance courtesy of Cortana
"Alexa, open Cortana"
A true Nest/Ecobee4 rival?
Microsoft's experimental 'Dictate' Office add-in improves hands-free typing, features real-time translation
Speak in one language and have Dictate output text over 50 languages
Skills from Domino's Pizza, Dark Sky, iHeartRadio, OpenTable, and more already available