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12 things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft offered its first look at Windows 10 on Tuesday, touting a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that dogged Windows 8.

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'Critical point' for Windows starts Tuesday

The introduction of the newest Windows operating system will signal just how far Microsoft has retreated from Windows 8, which most have decried as a flop, in order to appeal to its most profitable customers.

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7 things to remember if you're trying out the Windows 10 preview

Microsoft has kicked off the Windows 10 public testing period. Here's what enthusiasts trying it out need to know.

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Microsoft skips a number, unveils Windows 10

Microsoft's new Windows 10, unveiled Tuesday, blends old and new in a way that will be familiar to Windows 7 users while also retaining much of its more modern tile interface.

We bet the second user wasn't NEARLY so helpful

This office has two users who both want to be able to use three monitors at their desks. But after ordering and setting up everything needed, this pilot fish can't get that third monitor working for the first user.

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3D vendor sells $1,500 machine to make metal guns

Cody Wilson, creator of 3D plastic gun maker Defense Distributed, is preparing to sell a home-milling machine that can make metal gun parts.

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Apple's iRich problem under Eire

"If countries change the tax laws, we will abide by the new laws and we will pay taxes according to those laws," said Apple's CFO.

You know, the thing with the two things coming out

Support pilot fish gets a call from an IT project manager, who's asking for an extra "external battery pack" for her computer. A...what?

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iOS 8 bug deletes iWork docs

iPhone and iPad owners running iOS 8 have reported a new bug in the software that deletes iWork documents from iCloud Drive when they've reset their devices.

After a long road to the server market, ARM CEO Segars looks ahead

At TechCon this week, ARM will celebrate and show off hard-won successes.

Cisco and Netgear line up behind new Helix 64-bit ARM chips

AppliedMicro is looking to disrupt the embedded chip market with the new system-on-a-chip.

Here's what's in Asus' $2,699 Zenbook NX500 laptop

The Zenbook NX500 will ship in October, and be the first laptop with a 4K quantum dots screen.

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Mercedes-Benz shows off self-driving 18-wheeler

Mercedes-Benz revealed a new Highway Pilot system that combines sensors and cameras with a cockpit computer system that allows long-haul trucks to drive themselves.

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Apple patches Bash vulnerability in OS X

The vulnerability posed little risk to most users.

New Lenovo Yoga tablets, PCs due out for holiday season

Lenovo's new Yoga tablets will ship during the holiday season, and Ashton Kutcher has a hand in product development.


HP claims ''FIRST'' with 64-bit ARM servers

One in the eye for Dell -- Project Moonshot adds new blade types: HP's customizable server chassis 'n' cartridge range is getting interesting. Now it offers a 64-bit ARM unit, optimized for Web cache and HPC workloads. HP claims it's...


Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

The emergence of supercomputing in everyday life will require a new kind of literacy that will allow us to appreciate what the technology can — and can’t — do.


Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

Lenovo officially acquires IBM's x86 server business Wednesday, promising a seamless transition for its customers, while taking some new security-focused steps.

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