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Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered speaker leaks ahead of launch

Microsoft wants in on the Google Home and Amazon Echo party. This Echo-lookalike is made by Harman Kardon and it’s powered by Microsoft’s Cortana voice platform. The device apparently laun

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Mobile Build, Promises Free Upgrades For 8.1 Users In 2016

Two quick hits from the world of Microsoft before you head off and plunge your upper body in eggnog: A new Windows 10 Mobile build is out for users on both the Fast and Slow rings of the Insider progr

Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Available For All

Windows Phone 8.1 has arrived today as Microsoft promised at its Build conference this year. The release is a developer preview, not the final build, but it’s also not restricted to developers;

The Nokia Lumia 930 Showcases A New Services-Centric, Listening Microsoft

The Lumia 930 will be Nokia's new Windows Phone flagship smartphone outside the U.S. this summer -- by which time its mobile making division will be owned by Microsoft. TechCrunch got hands on with th

Microsoft’s Cortana On Windows 8.1 Said To Resemble Siri, Replace Bing System Search

Microsoft has a new virtual assistant, and it’s a hybrid of Siri and Google Now, with some artificial affect thrown in for good measure. The Verge’s Tom Warren dishes on the upcoming featu

Windows Phone 8.1 Brings Popular Android And iOS Features To The Emerging Third Mobile Platform

For all its polish, Windows Phone still lags the competition in certain features that seem obvious to include. Windows Phone 8.1, set for a public reveal at Microsoft's Build conference in April, brin