Cortana showcases her electronic wits in a series of entertaining videos
In case you didn't get properly acquainted with Windows Phone 8.1's voice assistant from the live stream and our coverage, Microsoft is giving you an entertaining second chance. The video series shows Cortana interacting with her human overlords to the best of her electronic abilities. Her answers can be quite amusing and we had a fun time watching these.
Enjoy them for yourself and, while you have the time, think up of ways to chat up Cortana when she eventually circles on your Windows Phone 8.1 device.
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"Cortana is literally the smartest mind in the whole galaxy." - Microsoft's subtle hint that Cortana is smarter than you.
"Cortana shows me cat videos on the home-screen." - We adore felines too, but boy, this is awkward.
"What do you do when you see a space-man?" - Cortana tells a scholarly joke of scholarliness that illustrates the importance of proper punctuation.
"Are you real?" - Cortana answers to the obvious with the more obvious.
"I am named after Cortana..." - oh, we thought you were named after Stephen Elop.
"What's your favorite music?" - Cortana may or may not be a fan of Craftwerk.
"She's becoming more and more personalized to me." - Hey there, wanna' personalize with Luis?
"Aah, I bet you say that to all your phones." - Clearly, Cortana has come to accept her smartphone embodiment.
"She's attractive for a circle." - Well, it's not like anyone's attracted to squares...
"The big difference between Siri and Cortana is..." - Hold up, Apple and MS, we'll have to Google that.
"So far, our conversations have been kind of one-sided." - In reality, the two had an epic catfight.
"Cortana is different from Siri in a number of ways..." - Thankfully, the lecture is only 19 seconds long.
"Technically speaking, it's Bill Gates. No big deal." - Humble, just like her famous daddy.
"By the way, you have team dinner at the same time." - Hopefully, Cortana will help with the multi-tasking.