I am one of those large number of people who tend to fiddle with my phone when I am bored, and more often than not this means opening up Cortana and seeing if there is any new news articles in the categories I have expressed interest in.
This week Cortana has learned a new trick, where it will automatically surface trending news stories, without you having expressed any interest in that subject at all. The news appear to be focussed on your location, rather than random world news.
Taping on an article opens up a search with a related search term, from where one can tap through to the actual articles.
This new Cortana feature is part of the continuing development of the digital assistant, which will feature prominently on Windows 10 on a billion PCs, and which is now also available to nearly 2 billion Android users.Via