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Sony might not be making PCs anymore, but it's still on the hook for supporting its older systems -- and that's creating a big problem for Windows 10 upgrades. The electronics giant is warning owners against installing Microsoft's latest software on older VAIO PCs until it has the drivers needed t...

August 12th 2015 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Samsung isn't the only Windows PC maker to have hijacked Windows' update process as of late. Users have noticed that some Lenovo PCs running Windows 7 and 8 (such as the Yoga 3) had firmware that automatically downloaded and installed Lenovo's own update software on boot, overwriting a Windows sys...

August 12th 2015 at 11:11am 0 Comments
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Parallels' Access app just became considerably more useful... even if you're bent on goofing off. The company has released version 3.0 of its remote access tool, which includes experimental support for playing your PC's games on your iOS device. If you're determined to play League of Legends or Sk...

August 12th 2015 at 10:13am 0 Comments
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Microsoft is more than a little proud that a version of Windows 10 runs on tiny, embedded PCs -- proud enough that it's willing to make clever devices to show this off. The folks in Redmond have built a robotic air hockey table whose virtual player is powered by a diminutive MinnowBoard Max runni...

August 10th 2015 at 3:19pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft may have inadvertently made a good case for embracing movie downloads and streams. The company has released an official DVD Player app that lets you play old-school disc-based movies in Windows 10. Sounds convenient, right? It is, but there's one big problem: it's $15. Yes, if you got yo...

August 5th 2015 at 9:28pm 0 Comments
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Windows 10 became available for download last week, and in our review we hailed it as the "most refined desktop experience ever from Microsoft." We were able to recommend it "without any hesitation," and with free upgrades for Windows 7 and 8 users, there are plenty of reasons to give it a shot. Su...

August 5th 2015 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Mojang isn't just focused on shipping endless variations of Minecraft -- it can publish other games, too. As proof, the Microsoft-owned team has announced that Cobalt, an Oxeye-developed 2D platform game for Mac, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, will finally arrive (it was unveiled in 2012) in October....

August 4th 2015 at 11:08am 0 Comments
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Hey, HP: you're far from the only one who can play the ridiculously low-cost Windows laptop game. Acer has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, a pair of thin-and-light Windows 10 portables that promise a 'real' PC experience even if you're on a shoestring budget. They respectively cost a...

August 4th 2015 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Now that Microsoft's voice-guided Cortana assistant is up and running in Windows 10, you might be eager to trigger it without leaving the "hey Cortana" feature on (which might sap battery life) or staying within reach of your computer. If so, Satechi might just come to your aid. It's releasing a...

August 3rd 2015 at 2:25am 0 Comments
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Already immersing yourself in Windows 10? Trying to block out the not-so-favorable memories of Windows 8? Good for you. This week involved a new smartphone from a new challenger, and several new smartphone from a once-dominant player. And we don't mean Nokia, which was busy dipping its toes into t...

August 2nd 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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When Microsoft said that its HoloLens headset would arrive "in the Windows 10 time frame," what did it mean, exactly? Thanks to a BBC interview with Satya Nadella, we now have a better sense of when this augmented reality eyewear will show up. The company chief expects developers and enterprise us...

August 1st 2015 at 6:01pm 0 Comments
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Didn't read all the way through our nearly 3,700-word review of Windows 10? You really should: Devindra makes some good points. That said, if you're short on time, or just have a hopelessly short attention span, we've distilled our writeup into a mini review video. As you can tell by the score a...

July 31st 2015 at 3:20pm 0 Comments