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Windows 10: 9 Killer Features

Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
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Project Spartan 

Move over, Internet Explorer. Microsoft has unveiled a new browser, codenamed Project Spartan, which will have a new look and feel. Belfiore demonstrated the browser on a PC, but it will be available on all devices running Windows 10. 

Project Spartan was created with the intent of boosting user productivity through three key features. The first of these is note-taking mode, which lets users draw directly on a webpage with a finger or stylus and save their work. Users can also collaborate with others by adding notes and comments. Collaborations are synced to OneDrive. 

Another notable feature is reading mode, which lets users rearrange webpages to suit their personal reading preference. It also provides the option of creating a reading list that will sync across devices as part of a core browsing experience. 

Cortana will also be available in the new browser to help with search. As users type a query, Cortana scans the Web for detailed information. For example, when asked about a restaurant, she provided directions, hours, and dietary information. 

(Image credit: Microsoft)

Project Spartan
Move over, Internet Explorer. Microsoft has unveiled a new browser, codenamed Project Spartan, which will have a new look and feel. Belfiore demonstrated the browser on a PC, but it will be available on all devices running Windows 10.

Project Spartan was created with the intent of boosting user productivity through three key features. The first of these is note-taking mode, which lets users draw directly on a webpage with a finger or stylus and save their work. Users can also collaborate with others by adding notes and comments. Collaborations are synced to OneDrive.

Another notable feature is reading mode, which lets users rearrange webpages to suit their personal reading preference. It also provides the option of creating a reading list that will sync across devices as part of a core browsing experience.

Cortana will also be available in the new browser to help with search. As users type a query, Cortana scans the Web for detailed information. For example, when asked about a restaurant, she provided directions, hours, and dietary information.

(Image credit: Microsoft)

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1/27/2015 | 10:33:22 AM
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Ha! What an image - everyone walking around with giant goggles, swatting the air. Though I have to say, I'd be willing to look ridiculous if it meant giving the HoloLens a shot. That looks like a cool experience.
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Kelly22,
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1/23/2015 | 9:47:20 AM
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Completely agree! I think Microsoft has given us a lot to be excited about with this new batch of announcements - I'm pretty excited about the new browser as well. It'll be interesting to watch as Windows 10 is refined over the next few months.
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