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HP Envy 34 all-in-one lives up to its name with a luscious, curved 34-inch screen

HP's Envy 34 features a curved panel and Skylake CPUs.

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HP's gorgeous Spectre 13 X360 gets a Skylake upgrade and a slight name change

HP's sexy milled aluminum Spectre 13 X360 gets a new CPU and color too


HP Spectre 12 X2 hands-on: Surface Pro-like performance without the Surface Pro price

HP's take on the Surface will give you Pro performance at almost non-pro pricing.

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HP breathes new life into the colorful laptop that kicked off the 'cheap PC' movement

HP's $200 Streambook 11 gets a new color, better screen and better CPU

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Verizon will use its mobile supercookie to target customers with AOL ads

In an update to its privacy policy, Verizon has warned its customers that it will use its mobile supercookie to target ads from the AOL network displayed on sites around the Web.

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EU Safe Harbor ruling could have bearing on Microsoft email dispute

Microsoft has cited a ruling by an European Court on transatlantic transfers of personal data as having a bearing on its litigation over turning over email held in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement.


Clothing retailer Uniqlo uses brain waves to match customers with t-shirts

Japanese retailer Uniqlo is using a novel method to match t-shirts with potential buyers by analyzing their brain patterns.

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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.