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Microsoft’s Cortana On Windows 8.1 Said To Resemble Siri, Replace Bing System Search

Microsoft has a new virtual assistant, and it’s a hybrid of Siri and Google Now, with some artificial affect thrown in for good measure. The Verge’s Tom Warren dishes on the upcoming feature of Windows 8.1, describing Cortana, the digital aide in question named after an AI character from the Halo …

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar out for three to four weeks with ankle strain, say La Liga leaders

Neymar, Barca's Brazilian forward, is touch and go for his side's Champions League clash against Manchester City<p><b>Barcelona</b>'s Brazil forward Neymar will be sidelined for three to four weeks after a scan confirmed he had damaged tendons in his right ankle, the La Liga leaders said on Friday.<p>Neymar had …

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Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi acknowledge debt of gratitude to each other

Leading contenders for Ballon d'Or from Real Madrid and Barcelona admit that they have driven one another to new heights ahead of award<p><b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b> and <b>Lionel Messi</b> acknowledged the debt they owe each other as they waited for Fifa to announce the winner of a tight 2013 Ballon d’Or race here in …

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Luis Suárez record contract deal some way off, as former midfielder Dietmar Hamman calls for loyalty

Liverpool's efforts to tie star striker to a huge new contract are dependant on club's finish this season<p><b>Liverpool</b> have opened preliminary talks about a new contract for striker <b>Luis Suárez</b> but any potential new lucrative deal is some way off yet.<p>Managing director Ian Ayre flew to Barcelona on …

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Jordan vs. Uruguay: Final score 0-5, Celeste are heading to Brazil

Uruguay were big favorites to advance from their intercontinental playoff, but most expected Jordan to put up a bit more of a fight in the first leg.<p>Uruguay are on their way to the World Cup, though they still have to play another match to get there. The home leg of their intercontinental playoff …

Sven-Goran Eriksson: 'Wayne Rooney Is Now at His Absolute Best'

In Sven-Goran Eriksson’s final press conference as England manager following England’s exit from the 2006 World Cup finals, he issued a warning to English football to look after Wayne Rooney.<p>The Manchester United striker had been sent off as England had lost on penalties to Portugal to bring to an …

You can't wake the PlayStation 4 with voice commands, but you can shut it off

Unlike the Xbox One's philosophy with Kinect voice commands that control everything from turning on the console to searching the online store, the PlayStation 4's camera / mic array can only interpret a handful of relatively basic voice commands. The console can't be "woken" while in standby mode …

Playstation, Xbox And Wii In A Tight Race

The gaming industry is set to receive its eighth generation of consoles this month, and customers considering purchasing a console are tied between market leaders Xbox and Playstation.<p>A nationally representative poll of US consumers found that Playstation is the most popular console out of Xbox and …

Amazon PlayStation Network Store Launches for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

With the launch of the PlayStation 4 now only days away, Amazon is hoping to capitalize on the growing demand for digital titles with the Amazon PlayStation Network Store, a new online marketplace for buying downloadable content.<p>The problem with opting for a digital-only library is that players are …

Wayne Rooney Is Becoming a Star All over Again at Manchester United

One of the more interesting tales from Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography was his revelation that Wayne Rooney had once asked him to sign Mesut Ozil.<p>You can imagine, after United's 1-0 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday, that Ozil will be considering asking his manager to sign Rooney.<p>Had …

Lionel Messi Injury Must Lead to Central Role for Neymar at Barcelona

All the best players play in the middle.<p>Those were the words of Johan Cruyff—per Ken Early in <i>Slate</i>—and who can argue with the Dutchman, who is responsible for sketching the template for the Barcelona that stands tall today.<p>When Barcelona broke their transfer record to sign Neymar at the beginning …

Barcelona's clásico win over Real Madrid leaves more questions than answers

Nine weeks into the season, it wasn't clear who La Liga's biggest teams were. Ten weeks into the season, it still might not be<p>Many a true word said in jest. "Yes," Tata Martino replied and then a smile stretched across his face. "Well, I'm not going to claim that Alex Song is a creative No10". A …