Microsoft let the world know that they were to launch a new browser to coincide with the Windows 10 during an event, back in January.Windows 10 machines will ship with two browsers pre-installed, IE11 – to aid backwards compatibility – and the new Spartan browser which will be with Win 10 default. It’s seen by Microsoft as a proper competitor to the likes of Google’s Chrome and Firefox and will include mod cons such as extensions, a reading mode and Cortana – Microsoft’s answer to Siri/Google Now – integration.
The Cortana integration looks particularly interesting, with her (its?) ability to not only answer mundane stuff like, ‘What’s the weather going to be like in Manchester, tomorrow?’ but the way in which the feature can search your local and cloud storage for relevant answers.
At the Windows 10 event, Cortana was asked – and was able to, “Find PowerPoint slides about the charity auction” and “Show me photos from December,” which is a definitely elevation over Apple and Google’s voice assistants.
Anyhow, that’s enough of background; take a look at the video and let us know what you think of Spartan – and Cortana – in the comments below.
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