Category Archives: Microsoft

Harmon Kardon & Microsoft Cortana

This week Harman Kardon and Microsoft released the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana by Microsoft for the exy price of $199.95 USD. The only country it was released In was the states and with the sound powered by Harman Kardon and that price tag its easy to see the market they hope to reach, for the moment powerful sounding speakers are few and far between, with the best on the market (personally considered) being the Google Home Max.

Harmon Kardon & Samsung

South Korean Company Samsung have been scares so far, with many failed attempts to kick start Voice Assistant Bixby, due to a few reasons the biggest being the lack of English recognition and support for the assistant features, and the next is assumed to an already flooded market with a strong fan base for the 4 other major Smart Assistants.

Microsoft is saying goodbye mobile?

News struck a few weeks ago that Bill Gates no longer equips himself with a Windows Phone, but has switched over to android. While this is not exactly ground-breaking news considering Gates is no longer involved with Microsofts; day-to-day running, what is Ground breaking news, at least for the Home Automation fans, is news that has come out surrounding Microsofts latest direction choices.

Microsoft Windows Connected Home?

Microsoft Cortana ‘officially’ was released in 2015, and for Australians using Windows 10 there is mixed reviews. For navigating your PC it’s a handy little search too,. but as far as the Cortana we have access to, she can’t really do a whole lot, and is DEFINATELY optimised for use in the states

Follow up on Amazon and Microsoft Partnership

So, after the surprise announcement of amazon and Microsoft joining sides. We can confirm this move means neither party will drop their respective assistant, but that the assistants will work hand in hand allowing you to access Cortana’s features from Alexa, and vice versa. While the pair of Assistants wont work in perfect harmony together … Continue reading Follow up on Amazon and Microsoft Partnership