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Cortana is Microsoft’s Siri-style digital assistant

Yes, the Halo universe’s famed AI star Cortana IS to voice Microsoft’s answer to Siri. Cortana, as was rumoured last year, will be included in the Windows Phone 8.1 update, offering a host of Bing-powered search and device control features. Jen Taylor will return as her voice. She will apparently …

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Microsoft reveals Beautiful Game UK dev competition

Microsoft has announced a new competition that will give UK games developers a chance to better show off their work through Windows app stores. The Beautiful Game contest is open to all UK games developers that publish new games on Microsoft Windows 8 or the Windows Phone Store, or port …

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BBC announces Stig-themed Top Gear smartphone game

Top Gear: Race the Stig is due for release on iOS, Android and Windows Phone today. The BBC Worldwide published title is published by Mastertronic and developed by Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution creators Supersonic Software. It’s an endless runner-style racer in which players must collect nuts while charging about …

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UPDATE: Xbox One SmartGlass app arrives ahead of console launch

Microsoft has released Xbox One’s SmartGlass companion app, ahead of the console’s launch this Friday. Xbox One owners can use the SmartGlass device as a remote control and keyboard via the touch screen. The new version of the app also boasts "increased performance with faster connections and reliability," versus the …

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Disney deploys first Star Wars game

Fans of Tiny Tower and the Death Star are in for a treat. Disney has revealed its first shot at a Star Wars game having acquired the intergalactic license earlier this year. Developed by Tiny Tower maker NimbleBit comes Tiny Death Star. Similar to Star Wars’ fellow spin-off of the …

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