21 Jul '14, 1pm

Life With Cortana, Microsoft’s Predictive Search Challenger To Google Now & Siri

From Google Now, I’m told someone I know is having a birthday (no, it wasn’t Larry Page — I changed the person’s image to Page’s face to keep them hidden). I got sports scores for baseball teams I’m interested in. I got an alert that an new album from an musical artist I like is available. I got a stock quote and my local weather. I was alerted to news headlines about the World Cup, LeBron James and a smartphone I’d been searching for. Another alert let me know a sunglass case I’d ordered from Amazon had shipped. Finally, Google Now suggested the travel time to a local movie theater, if I wanted to drive there — as I often do.

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