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Microsoft are using contractors to listen to your kids via the Xbox One

Today in “companies listening to you without your knowledge when you use voice commands” news, it turns out even users of Microsoft’s humble Xbox One

How to get Amazon to delete your Alexa recordings, and stop them listening in to your Alexa chats

Amazon Alexa customers worried about their privacy can now choose whether or not contractors listen to the recordings of their exchanges with Alexa.  Currently, Alexa

Microsoft Surface Buds could see Cortana challenge AirPods

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to take on Apple’s AirPods with some smart wireless earbuds of its own, joining the line-up alongside the Surface Headphones. If

Chris Digital In-Car Assistant hands-on review

The names Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are now part of the lexicon, forever associated with virtual assistants that give helpful responses and light attempts at

Lenovo Yoga S940 first look: Crammed with AI and machine-learning features

The Lenovo Yoga S940 is a thin and lightweight laptop that’s crammed with AI and machine-learning powered features, as well as Cortana and Alexa support,

Microsoft Surface Headphones first impressions and hands-on

Today Microsoft revealed the Surface Headphones. They look simple, but they’re very powerful. They’ve got beam-forming mics, they’ve got noise cancellation, they’ve got a whole

Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you. You don’t

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo showdown

With the launch of the Apple HomePod, and pending the launch of a Bixby speaker, if there will ever be one, the major pieces on

Can anyone beat Amazon in the smart speaker game?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you You don’t

Best Smart Speakers of 2018: the Pros and the Cons

At CES 2018, the usual circus of new products, experimental devices, and moonshot projects seem to have a common undertone: AI assistants. At almost every

Amazon Echo 2 review

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 was Year of the Rooster – but we’re inclined to suggest it’s also been the year of the smart speaker.

Harman Kardon Invoke Review: Cortana finds her voice

Move aside, Alexa; back off, Google Assistant. Microsoft’s Cortana is here, and she wants to be the de-facto virtual assistant for busy people in their

Lenovo Flex 5 (14-inch) Review

The Pros Attractive, two-tone design; Solid performance The Cons Bland, dim display; Shallow keyboard Verdict The Lenovo Flex 5 is a strong performer with an

The Cortana smart home: Your need to know on Microsoft’s AI assistant

You could be chatting to Microsoft’s AI assistant in your home by the end of the year You can already talk to Cortana, Microsoft’s digital,

How to Uninstall and Restore Windows 10’s Built-in Apps

Windows 10 comes with a bunch of apps that you may find useful, and a few you will probably never need. Unfortunately, Windows 10 doesn’t

How to Get Windows 10 Anniversary Update & Use Its New Features

As of August 2nd, Microsoft has begun rolling out its Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a major upgrade for its flagship operating system, which includes a

How to Download Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Including Its ISO Files

If you have Windows 10 installed, you’ll soon be getting Anniversary Update, a huge upgrade that adds several major features and dozens of minor ones. With

WIndows 10 Anniversary Update Review

What a difference a year makes. Last summer, Microsoft rolled outWIndows 10, a new system that was designed to both make up for the mistakes

Chromebooks vs. Windows 10 Laptops : What Should You Buy?

Chromebooks have grown from a curiosity to a force to be reckoned with. Offering a simple and stripped-down experience, Google’s Chrome OS is extremely easy

Siri Killer? What You Need to Know About Viv

Everyone has an AI in their pocket these days — Siri, Cortana, Google Now and Amazon’s Alexa have given everyone easy access to virtual assistants.

Plantronics Voyager 5200 Review – A headset for the unpredictable

The Bluetooth headset might not be the first accessory you think of when considering the “extreme” lifestyle, but Plantronics believes you’re missing out. Its new

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review

Pros Epic battery life; Comfortable keyboard; Durable and lightweight design Cons Dull display (with base screen) Verdict A great choice for business travelers, the ThinkPad

Surface Pro 4 vs. iPad Pro : Which Tablet Wins?

Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 are two of the most powerful tablets yet, but they’re not designed for the same type of

Windows 10 Preview : superpowered Maps, Japanese input support

This Friday, Microsoft is bringing its Windows game on. Rolling out Windows 10Mobile for existing Lumia handsets and heralding the arrival of Microsoft Edge web

Microsoft Lumia 650 Hands-on Review : Windows 10, quality build on a budget

Windows 10 is well and truly upon us and in case you didn’t know Microsofthas made a big deal out of its Lumia phones. Plenty

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 Review

The Pros Brilliant 4K display; Attractive, compact design; Good specs for the money The Cons Short battery life; Touchpad is too far to the left

Latest Windows 10 Mobile preview includes new Cortana, Edge features

Members of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program received a new beta ofWindows 10 Mobile on Friday, just a day after a similar preview build hit Windows

Hulu gets a universal Windows app and Cortana support

For many years, I’ve wondered when Microsoft would get around to having a unified platform. They’ve had a desktop OS, smartphones, gaming consoles, and even

Microsoft Lumia 650 packs Windows 10 and 5-inch OLED screen

Microsoft has announced a new smartphone that will run Windows 10 and is designed to appeal to shoppers on a budget. The smartphone is called

Windows Cortana will snoop through your email to set appointments

Cortana was designed in many ways to mimic a personal assistant in Windows. Just say “Hey Cortana” and she’ll respond with an answer to a