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Have some fun with Cortana's Easter eggs
Now you're all set up with Windows 10, it's time to have some fun with Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant.
I'm Lexy Savvides for CNET and here's some of my favorite easter eggs.
To bring up Cortana, just press windows key and c or active Hey Cortana.
Check, check, is this thing on?
Let's start with her origins story.
Who's your daddy?
Technically speaking, that'd be Bill Gates.
No big deal.
Sticking with the Microsoft theme, let's ask her about the previous Microsoft Virtual Assistant that everybody loves to hate.
Do you like clippy?
What's not to like?
That guy took a heck of a beating and he's still smiling.
And how about that other virtual assistant, Siri.
What do you think of Siri?
I think its cool that she's out there trying to make people's lives a little easier.
Now Cortana is the artificial intelligence character in the Halo video games.
So let's ask her a couple of questions.
Where is Master Chief?
Hopefully getting some R and R. He has saved the galaxy three or four times.
The guy needs a vacation.
Tell me about Halo 5.
I'm quite certain you don't have proper security clearance for that information.
She can also entertain you with things like this- sing me a song
On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese.
I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.
But if you want to get a bit more specific, you can ask her this?
What does the fox say?
Ring ding ding ding dingaring dingading.
Now that's in your heard, you'll probably want her to tell you a joke.
Tell me a joke.
What do you call two crows on a branch?
And finally, the big one.
[NOISE] What the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
[NOISE] That makes 42.
So those are just a few of the fun Easter eggs that Cortana has in store.
And if you have some of your own I'd love to hear from you.
You can tweet me @lexysavvides and make sure to check out the rest of our Windows 10 coverage at cnet.com.
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