Aussies Won't Get Microsoft's Cortana Virtual Assistant Until 2015

Microsoft hosted its BUILD conference overnight, where we saw updates to Windows 8.1 that will make it more usable, as well as the debut of Cortana: Microsoft's virtual voice assistant. Don't get too excited though, Australia. You'll be waiting at least until next year to get your hands on Microsoft's "Siri-killer".

Angus over at Lifehacker Australia got the word from Microsoft at BUILD, and found that because the product bears the dreaded BETA tag, it's US-only for the time being.

It will likely roll out to Europe after that, followed by a general release once the product comes out of the test phase.

Read more on Lifehacker Australia.