Microsoft drops Hey Cortana in favor of just Cortana on smart speakers
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Microsoft is altering the way you activate its Cortana digital assistant with your voice. The first Cortana-powered Invoke speaker now lets users simply summon the digital assistant using Cortana instead of the usual Hey Cortana command. The change isnt live on Cortana for iOS, Android, or Windows 10, but it will likely appear there soon. Microsoft says it implemented the change last week for the Invoke speaker.
Moving to just Cortana makes Microsofts assistant as easy to summon as Amazons Alexa. Microsoft and Amazon both partnered last year to further integrate Alexa and Cortana so both assistants can be used on rival devices. That work was supposed to be available before the end of 2017, but its clearly taken longer than…