Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Two independent Israeli researchers found a way for an attacker to bypass the lock protection on Windows machines and install malware by using voice commands directed at Cortana.
Device uses "Pepper's Ghost" technique to provide the illusion of three dimensions.
And it's not just Siri: Most digital assistants don't respond well to violence and health concerns, a new study has found.
Microsoft’s digital assistant software works well enough on the iPhone, but requires a PC to truly sing.
The company’s thinking boils down to, these features are helpful, but also optional.
User choice? How quaint.