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Voice assistants Alexa and Cortana are now a team

Lara Williams, Editor-at-large Microsoft and Amazon have decided to unite their voice assistants Cortana and Alexa, but what does it mean? And will it actually improve their user experience? Giant tech companies don’t usually join forces. In competition to seem like the best at the latest form of technology, they remain aloof and secretive. Microsoft and Amazon, however, must have finally learned to share and are teaming-up in an unusual…

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Taking UX Connections Abroad!

A look back on our trip in Amsterdam Day 0 At 4PM I left my desk to catch my flight from Heathrow. Meeting with the rest of the team (Chris, Claire, Hayley & Liza) on the way there, our excitement slowly built up as we moved from station to station on the underground tube. Arriving at the airport we quickly passed all our checks, had a meal and began the…

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UX Connections summer party

The UX Connections 2015 Summer Party!

On a classic English summer evening towards the end of August, the UX Connections team hosted their first ever summer party. It was a great way to celebrate the projects accomplished during 2015 and more generally to catch up with friends, along with business associates. Despite initial fears surrounding a potential tube strike, along with the unknown nature of the venue; proceedings certainly ran smoothly. The party took place at…

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