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Microsoft’s completely redesigned web browser gets a name: Meet Microsoft Edge

Microsoft isn’t done making news at Build 2015. The company just revealed the real name of its next-generation web browser that represents a clean break from the tired Internet Explorer: Microsoft Edge. Ironically, while Edge is supposed to represent a completely new browser, it will still have the same iconic “e” logo that Explorer users have been familiar with for years.

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Revealed earlier this year as “Project Spartan,” Edge has many cool looking features, including the ability to let you mark up web pages just as you would do if you were using a marker on a piece of paper and to share marked-up pages with people you’re working with that you can all work on the page using both touch-based and non-touch devices.

Edge will also try to improve your overall reading experience on the web by letting you save content offline through a reading list that essentially freezes bookmarks in place and lets you read them later even if you have no web connection. It will also sync your reading list across all devices so you can read them on your phone if you’ve saved them on your PC and vice versa.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.