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Hey, Cortana. Welcome to the Windows 10 PC (pictures)

At Microsoft's Windows 10 launch event, the company carries over its Cortana digital assistant from the phone to tablets and PCs.

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Cortana for Windows 10

Cortana, released from the shackles of the Windows phone, now arrives to assist on other Windows devices, like the tablet and PC.

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Weather

One of Cortana's new tricks is forecasting the weather.

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Notebook

At-a-glance information of all the information Cortana collects is kept in the Notebook, like stocks and scores, and calendar appointments and travel details.

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Dictate an email

Voice controls let you draft and send emails, saving your hands some daily toil.

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In real time

Here, Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's vice president of the operating systems group, demos voice dictation in real time.

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Cortana in the browser

The new Spartan browser also gets a piece of Cortana. Here, it autofills the URL/Search field with information pulled from travel confirmation.

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One last look

There's more to know about Cortana. Check this story for even more details.

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