Microsoft's Home Hub aims to turn the PC into an Amazon Echo

It has been rumored for some time that Microsoft wants to join the smart home speaker space with a device called Home Hub. 

A new report has a lot more details, and while it still sounds like a competitor to Amazon’s smart speaker Echo and Google Home, it’s different in one key detail: it’s software, not hardware. 

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According to Windows Central, which quotes multiple unnamed sources, Home Hub is a software update for Windows 10 that will make the Windows PC a bit more like a smart speaker. 

What Home Hub would do 

Microsoft’s smart digital assistant Cortana can already answer your queries, even if the PC’s screen is locked. The Home Hub is tied to Cortana and takes this a few steps further. It would add a special app with features such as calendar appointments, sticky notes and shopping lists.  Read more…

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