And yet again. Less a standalone device, but more of a feature of Windows 10? Seems to be wiser move to have these be stand-alone. Which gets you out of the platform Fan-boy world, yet Cortana by itself still seems quite inadequate. Would make sense for Microsoft to integrate augmented reality and games. Speculation.
Microsoft's Home Hub ambitions aim to crush Google Home and Amazon Echo By Zac Bowden
Microsoft's connected home ambitions with Home Hub lay far beyond just competing with Amazon and Google.
Rumors regarding a new Windows 10 feature called "Home Hub" have been making the rounds on the internet recently. At first, it was thought that Home Hub would be some sort of Amazon Echo competitor, and although that's not entirely true, it isn't entirely false either.
So just what is it, then? Our sources have confirmed that Home Hub is a Windows 10 feature designed to make your PC the center of your home, by making shared PCs more communal and bringing the connected home to Windows.
We've been speaking with various sources to piece together everything planned for Home Hub — it's a really big project for Microsoft. So much so that not everything detailed here will likely make the initial release, and may even get cut before it ever reaches Insiders. With that in mind, settle in for a detailed look at what Microsoft has envisioned for Home Hub. .... "