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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer successor demonstrated in leaked video

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Microsoft first revealed its Internet Explorer successor at the company’s Windows 10 event in January. While the software maker revealed features like Cortana integration, inking support, and a new rendering engine, we haven’t seen the browser in action outside of Redmond. WinBeta, a Microsoft enthusiast site, has obtained a copy of Project Spartan, the codename for the Windows 10 browser, and created a video demo of the Cortana features.

Most of the Cortana integration is similar to what Microsoft showed back in January. Cortana bounces rapidly in the address bar when it detects a site it has further information on, including an address and opening hours for retail sites. The video demonstration shows how Cortana will provide directions within the browser or even information on locations. There’s even an "ask Cortana" option in the context menu that’s similar to Apple’s define feature in OS X. Cortana is also integrated into the address bar so you can simply type "weather" to obtain local forecast information.

Microsoft revealed yesterday that the next preview of Windows 10 will include Project Spartan, and we’re expecting to see that arrive by the end of the month.