A major new feature in Windows 10 will be Cortana, Microsoft’s version of Siri or Google Now: You speak to your Windows 10 device’s mic, asking it a question or making a request, and Cortana may even respond by talking out the answer. Cortana can also be used by entering text into a search box. When you tap on this box, a tall, rectangular panel rises which contains segments showing real-time information that has been personalized for you, such as your local news and weather forecast. On a desktop or notebook computer, the Cortana panel is set toward the lower, left-hand corner of the screen. It works appropriately enough to show you its snippets at a glance without cluttering your overall view of the desktop.