View Full Version : Microsoft's new browser previewed in video

March 3rd, 2015, 20:41
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It was back in January that Microsoft showed off its long-awaited replacement forInternet Explorer (http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/03/microsoft-internet-explorer-11-update/), currently named "Project Spartan (http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/windows-10-project-spartan/)." The new browser is designed to be light, nimble and secure, with the company stressing how deeply Cortana (http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/12/microsoft-cortana-english-premier-league-predicitons-test/), Microsoft's virtual assistant, is baked into the software. Now, thanks to WinBeta (http://winbeta.org/news/windows-10-closer-look-cortana-integration-spartan-video), we've gotten the first sense of how that'll work out in the real world. For instance, visit the homepage of a restaurant and the blue circle in the address bar will bounce to advise you that more information is available. In addition, you can highlight and right-click a word to define it, and typing in keywords in the address bar -- such as weather -- will bring up relevant information. The video is short, but you can expect plenty more like that when the previews of Windows 10 (http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/03/windows-10-universal-apps/) (with Spartan) arrive at the end of the month.