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Microsoft: Skip the ‘Home Hub’ and make a high-end speaker

A Surface speaker for $100 would be a must-buy for home and office.

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Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt

It had a good 36-year run, but its day is done.

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Oculus Touch VR controller unboxing

Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

There's a lot of excitement about Intel's superfast Optane SSDs, but products won't be on shelves this year as the chipmaker had earlier promised.

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What it’s like to go mudslinging in a Polaris RZR in Forza Horizon 3 (and the real world)

The reality meets the virtual.

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Windows 10 posts user-share gains after multi-month stall

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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Microsoft declares summer's Windows 10 upgrade fit for business

Microsoft has pushed its Windows 10 August upgrade to the Current Branch for Business release track.

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How No Man’s Sky resurrected itself from no man’s land

Hello Games has expanded the No Man's Sky universe. Now, we will see if they can win some gamers back.

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A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical.

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Microsoft's decision to retire security tool is myopic

Microsoft's claim that Windows 10 made an important enterprise anti-exploit tool obsolete is wrong, said security analyst Will Dormann.

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets low-bandwith LTE with add-on chip

Raspberry Pi 3 has only Wi-Fi connectivity, but you'll be able to add low-throughput cellular connectivity in the future.

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5 burning questions about AMD's Zen chip

AMD's Zen chip is just around the corner; it'll first come to gaming systems any day now. There's a lot of excitement about Zen, which AMD believes is its most important chip this decade.

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Open-source hardware makers start certifying products

In recent weeks, OSHWA also met one of its initial goals: To start certifying open-source hardware. Certification allows hardware designs to be replicated.

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How to cheaply and easily improve Windows 10 performance

Windows 10 performance on older PCs can be cheaply and easily improved through the use of Windows' ReadyBoost feature and a spare USB flash drive or SD card.

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HP's EliteBook 705 laptops pack AMD's latest Pro chips

AMD's been dodgy about the release of Zen chips for laptops, and HP is providing a bridge with new laptops based on chips code-named Bristol Ridge.

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It's more than a few years back, this company has standardized on PC word processing software, and one user is having trouble getting used to the idea of saving documents.

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This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

System76's Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a beastly Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops.

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8 awesome gifts for PC gamers

Shop with confidence for your PC gamer this holiday season with gifts that won't break the bank.

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