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How to keep charging your USB devices past your PC's bedtime

With a simple tweak of your Windows settings, you can get a charge from your USB ports when your PC is in sleep mode.


Asus's itty-bitty VivoMini PCs embrace Nvidia graphics

The new Asus VivoMini PCs come with a Nvidia GT930M discrete graphics options.

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MSI's tiny, cylindrical Vortex gaming PC hits the streets with dual GeForce GTX 980s

MSI is getting caught up in the virtual reality ecosystem with the Vortex, a new pint-sized PC with a whole lot of power.

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Google Maps embraces Uber and other services with dedicated ride-sharing tab

Google Maps got an Uber upgrade that makes it clearer and easier to hail a car with your smartphone.

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Comcast starts rolling out blazing-fast Gigabit Internet

Comcast is offering blazing fast Internet service in Atlanta at a good price, as long as you don't mind a heavy commitment.

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How Cortana in Edge can help you find context for images

Microsoft recently added 'Ask Cortana' support for images in Edge. Here's how to use it.

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AdBlock Plus is causing YouTube error messages

Adblock Plus and YouTube aren't playing nice together and that has some people concerned.

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Microsoft Store's Pi Day discount offers 31.4% off the best Ultrabook in the world

If you need to buy a laptop soon, you might as well make it today. Microsoft's selling the Dell XPS for 31.4 percent off in honor of Pi Day.

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Microsoft slips Windows 10 upgrade ads into Internet Explorer security patch

Have you disabled Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade prompts on the desktop? You might see some more on Internet Explorer 11 soon.

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Asus reveals two tiny, unique GTX 950 graphics cards that don't need extra power

If you need a new graphics card for your HTPC or want to beef up your prebuilt PC, take a look at these two cards that don't require power from a PCIe connector.


How to use Bing image search in Office 2013 and 2016

Integrated Bing image search is an easy way to add photos to your documents.

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Google will sell you its high-end Pixel C tablet for 25% off if you say you're a developer

Are you a developer? Can you claim you're a developer? You might be able to get a discount on a Pixel C tablet if you do.


Oculus Social lets Gear VR pals play together online

If you and your friends all have a Gear VR you can get together in a 360-degree virtual space and hang out.

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Master Windows 10's secret, powerful natural language search tools

Searching for files on your PC is easy in Windows 10 thanks to Cortana's powerful natural language search.

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Microsoft wants your phone to wirelessly log you into your Windows 10 PC

Microsoft is working on an upgraded Authenticator app for Windows 10 mobile that will let you login to Windows 10 PCs wirelessly with one tap.