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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: The shape of convertibles to come

ThinkPad X1 Yoga, Lenovo’s latest Windows convertible, offers an excellent 14-in. display, a pressure-sensitive stylus and the ability to take on a variety of forms.

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IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn

Developing a computer that can be as decisive and intelligent as humans is on IBM's mind, and it's making progress toward achieving that goal.

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Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts

Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the still-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: Brilliant OLED color and performance to spare

The OLED version of the X1 Yoga is a fantastic blend of incredible display and great hardware.

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This $139 computer can run Windows 10 desktop

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

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Microsoft scrubs Windows 7 PCs of upgrade nagware

Microsoft has begun yanking the long-lambasted "Get Windows 10" nag software from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs.

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Save Big on Select Chromebooks Through 9/26 Only on Amazon - Deal Alert

Many popular Chromebook models are discounted on Amazon, through 9/26 only.

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Microsoft sues repeat software pirate who owes company $1.2M from prior case

Microsoft has sued a Wisconsin man for allegedly selling stolen Windows and Office activation codes and said he still owes the company $1.2 million from an earlier judgment.

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Microsoft won't bundle IE patches with new cumulative updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft won't include bug fixes for Internet Explorer in the new cumulative updates slated to upend Windows patching next month.

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Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android

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Intel's new PC, IoT chief brings fresh ideas to the veteran chip maker

IDG News Service spoke with Venkata Renduchintala, Intel's second-in-command, on a range of topics including VR headsets, IoT, automotive cars and competitors and the decision to cut products.

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PC market strength leads Intel to raise Q3 guidance

The PC market is showing signs of recovery, with Intel increasing its revenue guidance based on improved chip shipments.

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Windows 10 haters: Try Linux on Kaby Lake chips with Dell's new XPS 13

Rejoice Linux fans; the OS will work on laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake chips.

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Microsoft sets dead date for Insider builds

Microsoft will soon pull the plug on older builds of its Windows 10 previews to force testers to either abandon the program or update to the newest version.

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Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

Goodbye, product key; hello, digital license. Learn more about the changes here.

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InFocus' MondoPad Ultra competes with Microsoft's Surface Hub

Competition is good, and InFocus' huge MondoPad Ultra all-in-one highlights some shortcomings in Microsoft's Surface Hub touchscreen computers.

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Coming soon: Faster, longer-range Bluetooth 5

A new version of the ubiquitous Bluetooth, version 5 -- which will be faster and pair devices wirelessly over longer distances -- is close to being finalized.

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Skype Teams desperately needs this feature if it has a chance to beat Slack

The rumors might be true about Skype Teams, but it only has a chance against Slack and Convo if it uses threaded messaging.

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