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Windows Mixed Reality vs Hololens

What's the difference between Windows' new mixed-reality devices and the HoloLens? We go hands on to tell you.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now updated for build 16199, released on May 17, 2017: Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft.

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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update

Apple updated macOS Sierra to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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Windows 10 S is crippleware

We now know more about Windows 10 S — and the more we learn, the more idiotic it looks. No Chrome? No third-party browsers at all? Rewrite all apps? Ha!

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WWDC: Apple’s Kaby Lake MacBook upgrades coming soon

MacBook Air gets reprieve as Apple puts it up against Surface in key enterprise markets

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Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Book: How to decide

Two great machines, one hard choice. We walk through the pros and cons so you can decide.

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Who's hogging the network? Bandwidth usage on a Linux system

How to get a clear view of network bandwidth usage on a Linux system.

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Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of patching long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from the ransomware.

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'Kill switch' helps slow the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines -- at least briefly -- thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated.

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Microsoft posts PowerShell script that spawns pseudo security bulletins

A Microsoft manager this week offered IT admins a way to replicate -- more or less -- the security bulletins the company discarded last month.

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May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits

For this May Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Microsoft attempts to resolve 56 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, both Browsers and the .NET development platform. Three of the vulnerabilities have been reported publicly...

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft hasn't given its upcoming update the most creative name, and the best rumored feature isn’t happening.

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Microsoft's New Mixed Reality Hardware video

Microsoft introduces its new mixed-reality motion controllers for mixed reality. Here's why they're important.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 Fall Creators Preview, with new features like Timeline, Pick Up Where You Left Off, and the new Story Remix. Here's what the new update will include.

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS -- with containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Microsoft now claims half a billion Windows 10 devices

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touted a new number for Windows 10, saying the operating system now powers 500 million devices.

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Microsoft's Emma Watch could help people with Parkinson's

A Microsoft researcher has developed a watch that could help control the hand tremors resulting from Parkinson's disease.

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