Cortana Now Works With IFTTT And 7 New Smart Home Companies

Microsoft have announced that as of Friday, Cortana now works with IFTTT as well as smart devices form 7 more smart home companies, including Ecobee, Honeywell Lyric, Honeywell Total Connect Comfort, LIFX, TP-Link Kasa, and Geeni. That’s a pretty good push and one that is necessary for Microsoft Cortana in face of competition form Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and some of the smaller players in the virtual assistant … more…

Harman Kardon Invoke With Cortana To Launch In Fall 2017

Cortana Speakers

Microsoft and Harman Kardon jointly announced today that the stand-alone Cortana voice asistant “speaker” Harman Kardon Invoke will be launched in the fall 2017. By design, Harman Kardon Invoke already looks very similar to the competitors, especially Amazon’s Alexa. But it is supposed to be a really good speaker too, a 360 speaker that can fill a small room, so it’s more than just a talkative Cortana. I don’t know … more…