Cortana will now flip a coin or roll dice using a random number generator

Cortana will now flip a coin or roll dice using a random number generator
We know that Cortana is great at forecasting World Cup games and can also predict NFL contests (although not against the spread). Now, it appears as though the virtual personal assistant can also roll dice and flip a coin. Most likely, Cortana has been fitted with a random number generator that is called upon for these occasions.

Apparently, these features are only available for now on the U.S. version of Cortana. According to Windows Phone 8.1 users in the states, asking Cortana to "roll dice" will result in one die being rolled on the screen. Tell Cortana to "roll the dice" and a pair of dice will roll on the screen.

Siri will roll two dice, and flip a coin. although the results are only written and do not show up in a graphic form. Google Now won't flip a coin or roll dice for you, but the personal assistant will tell you about some apps (many of which are free), which will handle both chores.


source: Reddit via WMPoweruser

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9 Comments

1. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Good Work MS! Keep it up!

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

i don't use windows phones but good work MS. now Apple will copy this and release it in the next Siri update.

3. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Man.. do you really have to bring up apple to this?

4. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Yes, he does.

7. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Pffft MS copied Apple.....somehow.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Trolls will be trolls

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Just reached into my pocket and pulled out a coin and flipped it to decide if this was really worthy news. Heads- Nope, Tails- naw....but now that theres this nifty app I will have to teach my grand kids how to flip coins with their thumbs instead of with their phones. "Listen here sonny, back in the day we used this thing called a quarter".......

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I dont carry change, no need. Not to mention dice (except on sun/weed)

8. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

no good.. still can't make me a sandwitch. :p

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