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The only Cortana-powered smart speaker seems to be on the fritz

Apple has Siri. Amazon has Alexa. Google has Assistant. Samsung has… Bixby, I guess. And Microsoft has Cortana. But Microsoft’s voice assistant never really took off the same way as its competition, despite coming pre-loaded on millions of Windows PCs. Recently Microsoft announced it was killing its standalone Cortana apps for smartphones. And now it […]

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The first Cortana-powered smart speaker launches Oct 22nd for $200

As expected, the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker goes on sale this Sunday for $200. While there’s no shortage of smart speakers on the market, this is one is kind of special, because it’s the first to use Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant. It’ll go up against Amazon’s $99 Echo speaker and Google’s $129 Google Home. But […]

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Harman Kardon’s Cortana speaker coming Oct 22nd for $200 (probably)

Amazon currently dominates the smart speaker space it helped create, although Google is trying to catch up and Apple wants in. But so does Microsoft… and it looks like you may finally be able to buy a speaker with Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant soon. The company first announced it was working with third-party hardware makers […]

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Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker with Cortana coming this fall

Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant is currently available to pretty much anyone with a Windows 10 PC or smartphone. But in December Microsoft announced Cortana would also be coming to third-party hardware, including an upcoming smart speaker from Harman Kardon. Update: Now Microsoft and Harman Kardon have officially unveiled the Invoke Intelligent Speaker with Cortana, which […]

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Toshiba NB520 netbook hits Europe, brings along dual core CPU, decent speakers

The Toshiba NB520 netbook is now shipping in the UK and Germany, and the folks at British site TechRadar have posted a short review of the mini-laptop. The netbook’s claim to fame is the build-in harman/kardon speakers, and TechRadar reports they sound surprisingly good — although the speakers are on the palm rest, so you […]

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Toshiba launches NB520 netbook with Harman Kardon speakers

Toshiba has unveiled its latest 10 inch netbook, and it sports a dual core processor and better speakers than your average netbook. The Toshiba NB520 has a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 dual core processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive with a shock-absorbing system, and runs Windows 7 Starter Edition. What sets the […]