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Cortana now works on the Microsoft Band with Android phones

Microsoft originally launched Cortana on the Microsoft Band strictly for Windows Phone users. Less than two years after releasing the original Band, Microsoft is now extending its Cortana feature to Android phone users. The latest Microsoft Health app unlocks Cortana integration for Android users, and you’ll need the Cortana app for Android to make use of […]

Former Sony and Microsoft Exec Prefers Nintendo Switch Console

Phil Harrison, former executive for both Sony and Microsoft, is back talking games during the Barcelona-based Gamelab conference and his thoughts on the Nintendo Switch are of note. Speaking to Game Reactor, Phil discussed his thoughts on both Sony and Microsoft’s positioning in the market. He transitioned smoothly from worrying about Sony and Microsoft’s efforts to bring […]

Microsoft says it’s no longer planning VR support on Xbox

Microsoft has completely pulled back on plans to support virtual reality headsets on the Xbox. In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer of gaming Mike Nichols said that “we don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality.” Nichols goes on to say that the PC is “probably […]

Microsoft partners with BMW to put Skype in cars

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with BMW to enable Skype for Business in cars that use BMW’s iDrive system. BMW was one of the first car makers to enable Office 365 services in its cars, and this latest feature will let owners take Skype meetings in their cars through the built-in entertainment system. The system […]