Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa are finally talking, fulfilling a groundbreaking promise made previous year to bring the rival digital assistants together. If you're a keen student of the Force, then you'll be getting ready to celebrate some way and Amazon'sAlexa is primed to help you join in. "So we've been working with our friends across the lake at Amazon to really bring Alexa and Cortana together to benefit every developer and user", said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Those who have access to Alexa via the Amazon Echo devices can ask several questions, including: "Alexa, can you talk like Yoda?", "Alexa, tell me a Star Wars Joke" or even "Alexa, use the force".
But there were some concerns those commands would be awkward, and that integrations like this could be unnecessary too.
Aside from the Pixel 2, other devices reported to have support for the Alexa feature include the Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S9, Sony Xperia Z5C, One Plus 5, Moto G5 Plus, and more. It didn't look quite as unwieldy as you may have imagined.
Amazon Echo is designed around your voice.
The companies have been quiet on the partnership since its initial unveiling, and they didn't debut the Alexa-Cortana service by the end of previous year, as they originally said they would.
In the first demonstration of this pairing, Alexa seemed able to run through the same interface as Cortana fairly seamlessly, and vice-versa.
Previously, you only had the choice of Google Assistant, Microsoft'sCortana, or "None".
Amazon only recently added voice support to a few more of its own products last month. The voice changed to Alexa and Taylor ordered an Uber to get to the restaurant.
Microsoft unveiled the "Your Phone" app for Windows 10 which is created to mirror a phone straight to a desktop PC while it will also let Windows 10 users access texts, notifications, photos. "We both have experience with light rings, although hers is more of a halo". Oh, hardy-har-har.
At the time, users were demoed using handoff triggers to utilize both Alexa and Cortana in a weird 3-way conversation example. Taylor demonstrated how he could access both Alexa and Cortana on his PC. "And we can't wait to see what you build".
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The NTSB and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are now conducting separate investigations of the incident. Ultimately, Uber did settle with the family of the victim, but there were some other consequences too.
The Samsung smart AI assistant is also rumoured to get an update to Bixby 2.0 - what that brings to the phone is unclear. Since the phone's key features are its screen size and stylus, expect those to be a major part of that new UX.
Oliver Telusma spoke to local media saying he was one of those who was manhandled while celebrating with his diploma on stage. The incident forced the University of Florida president to issue an apology for the "inappropriately aggressive" behavior.
Notable mentions go out to Melbourne City striker Daniel Arzani who has been rewarded with (hopefully) his first Socceroos cap. Karacic holds an Australian passport, although he's never actually visited the country before.
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In addition, Google Maps can be expected to provide real-time information of traffic patterns, and brings about a newer map. The company has recently disclosed that it has over 1 million "Actions" supported by Google Home smart speakers.
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While Sonam has always been a fashionista, she has chosen a classy gold and white embroidered outfit for the ceremony. On the other hand Sanjay Kapoor spotted with his wife Maheep Sandhu and attractive daughter Shanaya Kapoor.
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