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How to turn off Cortana on your Xbox One in 4 simple steps

You can easily turn off Cortana on your Xbox One and revert your console back to its default voice commands. Cortana is a virtual assistant on Xbox One that can perform various actions, like turning your console on and off. If you’d rather use legacy voice commands, you can disable […]
How to turn off Cortana on your Xbox One in 4 simple steps
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Google just hired a former Microsoft exec to spearhead G Suite, the productivity software that’s going after one of Microsoft’s biggest money makers

Google hired Javier Soltero, the former head of Microsoft’sCortana virtual assistant and the former head of strategy for Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity tools. As VP of Google’s G Suite productivity tools, Soltero will compete directly with the Microsoft Office business. Soltero is the latest in a string of hires […]
Google just hired a former Microsoft exec to spearhead G Suite, the productivity software that’s going after one of Microsoft’s biggest money makers
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MicrophoneGate: The world’s biggest tech companies were caught sending sensitive audio from customers to human contractors. Here’s where they stand now.

Over the past several months, we’ve seen a slew of reports about how audio recordings captured by voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana were sent off to human contractors for further evaluation. In the case of Siri, for instance, contractors “regularly” heard recordings of […]
MicrophoneGate: The world’s biggest tech companies were caught sending sensitive audio from customers to human contractors. Here’s where they stand now.
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One of Microsoft’s fastest-rising stars is leaving the company

Javier Soltero, one of Microsoft’s rising stars, is leaving the company after four years, with the intention of “getting back to building new things.” He came to Microsoft after his startup, Acompli, was acquired in 2014 – a move that was seen as emblematic of then-new CEO Satya Nadella’s revitalized […]
One of Microsoft’s fastest-rising stars is leaving the company