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Microsoft and Johnson Controls put Cortana in a thermostat
— 3:00 PM on July 20, 2017

Google bought its way into home thermostats by snapping up Nest Labs for a whopping $3.2 billion back in 2014. Microsoft is taking a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Windows

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Microsoft releases its first Windows Server Insider Preview build
— 5:00 PM on July 14, 2017

Last month, Microsoft promised to accelerate the release schedule of Windows Server, revealing its plan to have new versions out twice a year. In...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Servers

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Microsoft 365 offers a one-stop subscription to Office and Windows
— 5:00 PM on July 11, 2017

More than a few times, folks around here have speculated about Microsoft making its Windows OS available to consumers through a subscription. As it...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Windows 10 Controlled folder access will try to stop ransomware
— 10:00 AM on June 30, 2017

As we get further out from the idea of keeping real, physical records of things, protecting our digital documents is more important than ever. With...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft resurrects EMET to improve Windows 10 security
— 10:08 AM on June 28, 2017

After the well-publicized WannaCry ransomware attack this spring, there's been some pressure on Microsoft to improve the security features of Windows 10. The company...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Portions of the Windows Shared Source Kit leak out
— 10:09 AM on June 26, 2017

Microsoft started off this last weekend with an embarassing security snafu. The folks over at The Register reported that 32 TB of non-public data...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization
— 9:00 AM on June 23, 2017

Microsoft's work on the Fall Creators Update continues apace, and new features are rolling out steadily to Windows Insiders. Most notably, Microsoft has added a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Windows Insider Preview Build 16215 has shades of fall
— 3:21 PM on June 9, 2017

A little while back, during the 2017 Build conference, Microsoft talked up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (FCU). The company made a fair...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Asus, HP, and Lenovo are working on ARM-powered Win10 PCs
— 10:30 AM on May 31, 2017

Microsoft is doubling down on notebooks this year. Not only is the company using its Surface Laptop to spar with Apple in the high-end...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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NTFS filesystem bug could crash Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
— 4:39 PM on May 26, 2017

Any gerbils out there using Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 may want to take note, particularly if they use Internet Explorer on those systems. A...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Acer Spin 1 and Nitro 5 laptops are ready for school season
— 4:30 PM on May 25, 2017

Parents and students alike might not be ready to hear this, but back-to-school season is a few short months away. That means it's time for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Windows

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Huawei opens up three new Windows 10 notebooks
— 5:00 PM on May 23, 2017

Huawei has been able to capture at least a little attention in the North America with high-spec smartphones at mainstream prices. The company's Surface-like...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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GeForce 382.33 drivers are ready for a match of Tekken 7
— 1:13 PM on May 22, 2017

The never-ending beat of graphics driver updates just keeps on thumping along. Nvidia's software team is the group handling the sticks today, and the result...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software Windows

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HP upgrades Envy and Spectre x2 laptop lineups
— 11:35 AM on May 22, 2017

By most accounts, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of iterating and expanding its Surface hybrid tablet machines since their introduction at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Radeon 17.5.2 drivers boost Prey performance
— 11:30 AM on May 19, 2017

Graphics driver optimization is a seemingly never-ending task. AMD's previous Radeon Software update focused on improving performance in Arkane Studios' survival-horror-action reboot of the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Windows 10 on ARM could run x86 apps seamlessly at native speed
— 10:00 AM on May 16, 2017

Late last year, we heard that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10—not Windows RT, or Windows 10 RT, or something like that—over to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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