• Microsoft’s Cortana can now interact with smart bots

    Microsoft wants you to talk more with your computer – and have more useful conversations (Source: AP)
    Microsoft wants you to talk more with your computer – and have more useful conversations.
    The giant software company is promoting new uses for Cortana, its voice-activated answer to Apple’s Siri digital assistant, including the ability to interact with software “bots” that can have limited conversations with users and help with tasks like booking a hotel room, ordering a meal or arranging a delivery.
    Voice-activated services like Siri, “OK Google,” or Amazon’s Alexa can already perform tasks for users like playing a song at a request or answering a question. Bots are smarter than traditional software apps, though, using artificial intelligence to respond to a wider range of commands and in a convenient, conversational w…

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  • Microsoft HoloLens shipping to developers with NASA and Autodesk as partners

    Microsoft has started HoloLens to developers who preregistered for the augmented reality headset (Source: AP)
    At Build 2016, Microsoft has announced that its holographic computer running Windows 10, HoloLens is shipping to developers. HoloLens is an augmented reality headset that projects holograms around the vision of its user. HoloLens is priced at $3000 for developers and enterprise customers.

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    • Microsoft HoloLens shipping to developers with NASA and Autodesk as partners
    • Microsoft Build 2016: Live Tiles could get a lot more interactive

    Microsoft showcased the real capabilities of HoloLens at Build 2015 and this year it showed how developers have caught on with that idea. Microsoft’s initial set of developer partners includes Autodesk, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Lowe’s, Japan Airlines to name a few.
    The…

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