Category Archives for Microsoft and the Internet of Things

Cortana Comes To IoT In Windows 10 Creators Update

Cortana sure is going places! Her latest destination is IoT devices, as Microsoft looks set to bring its digital voice assistant to Internet of Things hardware in Windows 10 Creators Update. Which is a

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Microsoft Keen To Bring Speech Capabilities To IoT Devices

The days of controlling Windows 10 powered robots with your voice are coming in fast! Microsoft is going all in with its strategy to connect Azure cloud services to Internet of Things (IoT) devices. But

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Ring App Goes Universal, Adds Cam Support

Ring’s Windows 10 app is now a Universal Windows App type, allowing the smart doorbell to be monitored on any PC or mobile device. The Ring Video Doorbell got Windows 10 app support last year. The

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Windows Mobile Gets Regular SmartThings Updates

Windows Mobile is really the poor cousin when it comes to smart home apps. However, there’s some good news from SmartThings. The Samsung-owned company with a growing number of smart home products

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Windows 10 IoT Insider Preview Picks Up Raspberry Pi 3 Support

If only Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile efforts were as quick as its Windows 10 IoT initiatives. The company has added in support for the newly announced Raspberry Pi 3 for this Internet of Things version

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Smart Home With Windows Is Not So Smart

Consider the scenario. You own a Windows 10 PC or Mobile, and want to do add some of those clever-looking smart home features in your property. You don’t know much about the subject, but you heard

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MWC: What Will Microsoft and Partners Show?

If you’re not already on a plane then you’re probably going to miss out on being in Barcelona when all the big news breaks from MWC. The full Mobile World Congress show runs from the 22nd to

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How Windows 10 Mobile Can Survive Without Apps

Apps are currently the be-all and end-all when it comes to smartphones. Once you’ve got over the screen size, processors, RAM and sensors, Android and iOS users brag about how many millions of them

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Which Wearable Will Be Big in 2016?

Research firm Gartner has put its analysts together to explore the smart tech wearable market. They have figured out, or estimated, which wearable devices will be taking off in the next couple of years. They

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Olio Partners With Microsoft for Wearables

Apart from the Band, Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the wearables front. That’s strange given the huge interest in smart technology, Internet of Things and other new frontiers. Perhaps to be

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