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Yes, You Can Use Cortana in Windows 10 With Any Old Microphone

One of the coolest new Windows 10 features is talking to your computer. For many people, it’ll be the first time they’ve had a voice-activated personal assistant on tap. And yet, most computers won’t have Cortana turned on by default—allegedly because they don’t have certified high-quality microphones built-in. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Samsung doesn’t encrypt voice data, but that doesn’t mean we’re living in ‘1984’

Samsung’s decision to include voice controls in its television sets keeps getting worse, and this time it’s because a researcher found that the company doesn’t encrypt voice data. Some have already compared the voice control feature and a clause in Samsung’s privacy policy that allows the company to share data with third parties, to George Orwell’s [...]

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Should consumers be worried their televisions are spying on them?

Samsung has warned consumers that its smart televisions send information to third parties. Because people can ask the televisions to do something with their voices, much like Apple’s Siri or Google Now, information pertaining to “spoken words” is among this shared dataset. This sparked a controversy in which the Daily Beast’s Shane Harris warned against [...]

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Should consumers be worried their televisions are spying on them?

Samsung has warned consumers that its smart televisions send information to third parties. Because people can ask the televisions to do something with their voices, much like Apple’s Siri or Google Now, information pertaining to “spoken words” is among this shared dataset. This sparked a controversy in which the Daily Beast’s Shane Harris warned against [...]

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Should consumers be worried their televisions are spying on them?

Samsung has warned consumers that its smart televisions send information to third parties. Because people can ask the televisions to do something with their voices, much like Apple’s Siri or Google Now, information pertaining to “spoken words” is among this shared dataset. This sparked a controversy in which the Daily Beast’s Shane Harris warned against [...]

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Skype Video Chat Is Coming to the Web

Today, Microsoft announced that it plans to bring Skype to the web. While other chat services like Facebook Messenger and Hangouts have been web-based for a while, Skype has lagged behind. Until now. The new service—which is slated to roll out "in the coming weeks" on Skype.com—will allow instant messages, voice, and video calls all [...]

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