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Google Now beats Siri and Cortana as the best digital assistant for cheating on a pub quiz

Luke Johnson


Digital assistants

One of the biggest new features of Windows Phone 8.1 is Cortana, a digital assistant alternative to rival Appleā€™s Siri and Google Now.

Although currently a US-based beta, thanks to Cortana, Windows Phone users that upgrade to the latest update or download the developer version can ask their phone to make calls, offer travel advice and do a whole lot more without even having to type or open an app.

Ordering your smartphone into action aside, Siri, Google Now and Cortana also have their uses elsewhere like maybe giving you a helping hand at a pub quiz for instance.

So that got us thinking. Which of the digital assistants would be the most useful at cheating at a pub quiz? We carefully compiled (Googled) a series of popular pub quiz questions to put this to the test and you can see the results in the video below.

Read More: Siri vs Google Now vs Cortana: Which is best?

Tyrelle Watts

April 24, 2014, 1:35 pm

hey why don't you try after cortana has been out or over a year. it's been like 4 years for sri and at least 2 years for google now.

Forjo Atinxan

April 24, 2014, 5:28 pm

I tried every one of the questions he tried and by his measure of success (an answer either on the screen or within the search results)
Cortana got every one right that Google did. They all missed the last one.
And is it just me or did he seem to mumble more and more over time? I had to struggle to understand him toward the end.
Someone with an iPhone should try these questions. In Cortana's case every failure was due to her inability to hear the speaker. And any WP8.1 user will tell you that you don't has to enunciate or speak slowly for her to understand.


April 24, 2014, 7:13 pm

Wow. Dig that funky music. Somebody likes their Starsky & Hutch methinks.


May 23, 2014, 12:39 am

Google Now cant put a birthday on my calendar when I tell it to. Had to use LG2 Voice Mate to do that with no problems. Google kept sendinbg me to seach results instead of doing a simple task as requested.


May 23, 2014, 12:41 am

Yea 4 years for Siri and at least 2 years for Google Now . Then Microsoft comes up out of the blue and kills them both with Cortana.

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