Alexa and Cortana become best friends later this year

Pensioners in adult social care will be given Amazon Echos in their homes so the devices can remind them when to take their medication. The voice-activated gadgets which are to be handed out to 50 clients will also remind users when their car

At a technology event in June, Amazon exec David Limp said he hoped there was a day when the company's virtual assistant, Alexa, worked with competing digital assistants like Cortana. Well, both Alexa and Cortana will be able to access a selection of the other's features, simply through user voice control. "With Cortana as a guest on Alexa, Alexa users will have access to some of Cortana's most useful productivity capabilities that help people stay organized and on top of what's important to them". On the other hand, a user that wants to order more toothpaste from Amazon on their Surface Laptop will probably want to call on Alexa to access the web store.

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella stated that "Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us".

If you own an Echo speaker, you should soon be able to say, "Alexa, open Cortana", to access more business and enterprise-based features. You'll soon be able to talk to Cortana by saying, "Alexa, open Cortana" from an Alexa-powered device like the Echo, and vice versa.

Arsenal turn down Man City bid for Sanchez
England forward Sterling, 22, has featured in all three of City's games so far this season. No formal approach has been made for Sanchez - though that is expected to happen soon.

According to a report from Business Insider, there could possibly be an integration with Apple and Google's virtual assistant.

Today Amazon and Microsoft announced that Alexa will be able to talk to Cortana, and Cortana will be able to talk to Alexa.

It is, perhaps, a different situation for Apple and Google given that their respective assistants Siri and Google Assistant are important parts of the very distinct iOS and Android smartphone ecosystems.

Microsoft has discontinued the original Xbox One
At this point, the discontinuation is just a formality anyway- the Xbox One S had long de facto replaced the original model. If you've always wanted to purchase the original Xbox One that Microsoft launched back in 2013, it is too late.

"It's so cool, we really believe it is going to take your home music experience to the next level", Apple chief executive Tim Cook said of the new device.

Alexa, open Cortana. Cortana, open Alexa.

Starting later this year, Windows 10 devices will work with Alexa's feature set and gain access to Amazon's retail service. Amazon announced the Connected Speaker APIs for interested developers, noting that it's already working with Sonos, Bose, Sound United and Samsung.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's Tweets Reveal a lot Regarding His Move to Chelsea
Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract at the end of the season, along with Arsenal team-mates Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil . What's more hard for Arsenal to justify, however, is the manner in which they have allowed the situation to play out.

"The personality and expertise of each one will be such that if they interoperated, the user will get more out of it", Nadella noted. He approached Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in May previous year to suggest bringing the two voice agents together, and Nadella agreed.

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