Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?
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Google Search just got a mobile-mirroring makeover.
Type "Show me the menu for" in front of the name of a restaurant, and your Google search results will now let you know what's for dinner.
Plus, a few new Google Now features.
A new feature dishes out details about major sites before you follow that link.
Want to know what 15-inch laptops are available for less than $1500? We can tell you. But soon, so will Wolfram Alpha.
According to reports, Microsoft's "Cortana" is a go, as are notifications, which will put Windows 8.1 on par with rival mobile OSes.
Bing's search results are now closer to what you'd expect from Google. And in some cases, Bing now turns up data that Google doesn't.