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Why Microsoft's audacious vision for the future of computing is finally ready for prime time

Years later, both PC hardware and Windows itself are finally ready to realize Microsoft's ambitious vision for the future of computing, as evidenced in the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950.

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HomePlug AV2 MIMO stretches the definition of ‘standard’ to the breaking point

The latest version of the powerline networking standard is fast only if all the adapters you deploy are based on the same chipset.

Microsoft Lumia 950XL hands-on: Here's the flagship we've been waiting for

Windows Phone fans are finally getting a standard-setting device, and none too soon. With a big, crisp screen, a great camera, and PC-like capabilities, this is a phone good enough to bring more users into the ecosystem--but only time will tell whether it does.

Surface Book hands-on: Microsoft's first laptop is simply amazing

No one expected the Surface Book, and what they got was a true flagship for the Windows ecosystem. We got a firsthand look at this standard-setting laptop,

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Hands on: Microsoft's new Band has a cleaner design, but its fate remains murky

The new Microsoft Band is a noticeable upgrade. A curved display, better animations, and a few advanced tracking features add to its appeal. It's still not clear where this product is going, though.

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Hands on: Yes, Windows Phone fans, the Lumia 950XL is your long-awaited flagship

Aside from a small bug or two (and, um, who's going to sell them?) Microsoft's new Lumia 950XL, Lumia 950, and Lumia 550 seem like solid contenders.

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Microsoft's new Surface Dock is a smaller, yet still-potent docking solution

Say goodbye to the massive Surface Pro 3 Docking Station and hello to the more svelte Surface Dock for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

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Can Microsoft's new Lumia phones save Windows 10's mobile ambitions?

Microsoft wants its new phones to drive interest in Windows 10 Mobile. Will that work?

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 outdoes itself with more power and refined features

Microsoft pumps up its workhouse productivity tablet with Intel's Skylake chip, a revamped Surface Pen and Type Cover, and gobs of memory and storage.

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How Microsoft's Surface Book compares to Apple's MacBook: Let's play CPU detective

On the Surface, Microsoft's Surface Book may look like hype, but here's why it's an engineering stunner.

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Hands on: Microsoft's Surface Book is a stunner as both a tablet and a laptop

We go hands on with Microsoft's "ultimate notebook," the Surface Book. The incredible specs make up for a bit of awkwardness in how it all fits together.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void's three-mission prologue free for anyone, starting today

Starting today, anyone can get a taste of Legacy of the Void with the three-mission Whispers of Oblivion mini-campaign.

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Microsoft Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 configurations and pricing revealed

Basking in the cutting edge won't come cheap with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

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Verizon finally backs Samsung Pay, promises support will come in future update

Big Red was the lone carrier that didn't jump on board Samsung's quest to push its way into the mobile payments space.

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Microsoft's 7 biggest new hardware reveals: Surface Book laptop, Windows 10 Lumias and more

Microsoft's massive device event used stunning new hardware like the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950 to sing the song of Windows 10's capabilities.

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The Kuna smart porch light pulls double duty as a Wi-Fi security camera

This outdoor light fixture is also a weatherized intercom with a built-in alarm to deter intruders.


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Far Cry Primal officially revealed, takes players to the Stone Age

After an ultra-long reveal stream and a leak, Ubisoft finally reveals the next Far Cry entry. The only question now is "Can we ride woolly mammoths?"