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What's new in Windows 10 for PCs? A lot.

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    What's new in Windows 10 for PCs? A lot.

    Coming into today's Windows 10 event, we already knew a lot about Microsoft's latest and greatest. The company explained the thinking behind its new OS back in September, and the Technical Preview has been available for months. The core change comes in the form of a revitalized desktop experience -- one that puts the best of Windows 7 and 8 into a single package. Windows will also now better match the convertible devices Microsoft is pushing, with a consistent UI across all platforms, but there's a whole lot more to explore here, including some features detailed today for the first time. Let's take a closer look.

    Cortana


    Coming into today's Windows 10 event, we already knew a lot about Microsoft's latest and greatest. The company explained the thinking behind its new OS back in September, and the Technical Preview has been available for months. The core change comes in the form of a revitalized desktop experience -- one that puts the best of Windows 7 and 8 into a single package. Windows will also now better match the convertible devices Microsoft is pushing, with a consistent UI across all platforms, but there's a whole lot more to explore here, including some features detailed today for the first time. Let's take a closer look.

    New, universal apps


    If you've been following Windows Phone at all, you'll know what Cortana is: Microsoft's take on a personal digital assistant. The mobile version offers features that are a mix between Siri and Google Now, but the PC version has a few added benefits. Cortana plugs into Windows search, meaning if you ask for "PowerPoint slides about the charity account," it'll search your computer and OneDrive accounts for relevant files. Microsoft is really pushing its natural-language and transcription abilities -- onstage, Cortana was asked to "show photos from December," which it happily (and quickly) did, and also transcribed and sent an email entirely through voice commands.

    New, universal apps
    Project Spartan
    Better settings
    Continuum
    Gaming
    Uhh... Holograms?



    VIDEO

    Windows 10 “continuum” design exploration (no sound)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421782837&v=F_O-LrGL-YQ&x-yt-cl=84359240#t=35



    GOHERE TO READ IT ALL

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/windows-10-event-new-pc-features/?ncid=rss_truncated
     

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