Cortana Makes Smart Thermostat a Glas Act

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Microsoft and Johnson Controls have unveiled Glas, a smart thermostat that runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core, a special OS designed specifically for smaller devices. Glas also utilizes Microsoft’s smart voice assistant Cortana and its Azure Cloud to help users save energy while monitoring air quality in the home. Heating and cooling of a residential home accounts for around 48 percent of energy use, making it the largest energy expense for most families, noted Johnson Controls, a provider of HVAC, fire and security systems….
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What to expect from this week’s Microsoft Build 2017: Cortana speakers and skills, more bots and Edge extensions, Windows 10 update, but no new Surface hardware (Tom Warren/The Verge)

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
What to expect from this week’s Microsoft Build 2017: Cortana speakers and skills, more bots and Edge extensions, Windows 10 update, but no new Surface hardware  —  Microsoft is hosting its annual Build developers conference in Seattle this year.  The first keynote kicks off on Wednesday …


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Siri tops Google Now, Cortana in user satisfaction, accuracy

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Siri tops Google Now, Cortana in user satisfaction, accuracy

Again, Siri was rated best with the lowest percentage of incorrect answers (2.6%) in addition to fewer follow-up questions. Google Now ended up with 4% and Cortana with 8% incorrect answers. The full details of the survey can be seen at Experts Exchange …
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ask Cortana

Earlier in March, Cortana got updated on Android to version 2.5 with one important feature: optional lockscreen integration. This allowed users to swipe from their lockscreen to reveal their personal feed including calendar appointments, news, and …
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