1. KK SARMA's Avatar
    Did you find this guys? Cortana really doesn't make mathematical calculations as like siri.... comment on this...
    04-15-2014 08:38 AM
  2. oditius's Avatar
    I just asked how much is 2 + 2... it showed me 2 + 2 = 4.... Not sure how to get her to talk the answer yet
    04-15-2014 08:43 AM
  3. KK SARMA's Avatar
    it is not giving answers but gives a bing search instead!!!
    04-15-2014 08:43 AM
  4. KK SARMA's Avatar
    I just asked how much is 2 + 2... it showed me 2 + 2 = 4.... Not sure how to get her to talk the answer yet
    ask it to do 5 root 4!!! or even bigger... it cant do.. and the answer you posted comes from bing search, and its not cortana's answers
    04-15-2014 08:44 AM
  5. mase123987's Avatar
    it is not giving answers but gives a bing search instead!!!
    It does use a bing search, but the bing search gives you the correct answer.

    ​Please remember Cortana has been out to the public for 24 hours. Siri and Google Now were not built in a day.

    BTW, Cortana is powered by bing.
    04-15-2014 08:45 AM
  6. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Edit: someone beat me to it. lol

    It sort of does though. A user can type in 2 -2. And it will pull up bing results with the calculation. It can do subtraction, multiplication, and division. There isn't a plus sign on the keyboard. But maybe that can be done by voice. I can't try that at the moment. It may not speak a response or reply with a written response but it still does mathematical calculations through bing. I am not sure how complex though.
    04-15-2014 08:47 AM
  7. mase123987's Avatar
    I just asked how much is 2 + 2... it showed me 2 + 2 = 4.... Not sure how to get her to talk the answer yet
    She isn't set up to talk with all responses yet. It is a work in progress.
    04-15-2014 08:47 AM
  8. KK SARMA's Avatar
    hoping it will beat siri in future!!!!!
    04-15-2014 08:49 AM
  9. mase123987's Avatar
    hoping it will beat siri in future!!!!!
    ​Some reviews say it already does. Being better than Siri doesn't mean it is better at everything.
    04-15-2014 08:53 AM
  10. weedog1889's Avatar
    It does use a bing search, but the bing search gives you the correct answer.

    ​Please remember Cortana has been out to the public for 24 hours. Siri and Google Now were not built in a day.

    BTW, Cortana is powered by bing.
    Been out to the public 24 hrs but how long has it been in development. Siri also powered by Bing as much as I hate to say it is far better than Cortana. All the hype for a bit of a let down imo
    04-15-2014 09:01 AM
  11. SpaceyO's Avatar
    Edit: someone beat me to it. lol

    It sort of does though. A user can type in 2 -2. And it will pull up bing results with the calculation. It can do subtraction, multiplication, and division. There isn't a plus sign on the keyboard. But maybe that can be done by voice. I can't try that at the moment. It may not speak a response or reply with a written response but it still does mathematical calculations through bing. I am not sure how complex though.
    There is a plus sign, at least on the US English keyboard...press the -> arrow on the numbers keyboard...it's in there.
    04-15-2014 09:01 AM
  12. mase123987's Avatar
    Been out to the public 24 hrs but how long has it been in development. Siri also powered by Bing as much as I hate to say it is far better than Cortana. All the hype for a bit of a let down imo
    I have never used a first release beta piece of software that had all the features I would expect and want (and that were all working). To me, Cortana is amazing considering it was just released.
    04-15-2014 09:05 AM
  13. weedog1889's Avatar
    All the hype and "already better than Siri and google" stuff. Nope it ain't yes I understand its beta and still under development but not worth the hype it's been given yet... Just sayin
    04-15-2014 09:22 AM
  14. mase123987's Avatar
    All the hype and "already better than Siri and google" stuff. Nope it ain't yes I understand its beta and still under development but not worth the hype it's been given yet... Just sayin
    I guess that is why reviews are somewhat based on opinion. Also, these assistants' skills often depend on what the individual user needs. Remember that Siri wasn't even remotely close to this when she was introduced.
    04-15-2014 09:25 AM

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