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Lenovo takes a stand against Microsoft Surface as other OEMs begrudgingly sell it

The strained relationship between Microsoft and PC makers is getting harder to hide.

JetBlue adds free Wi-Fi, says it can handle streaming video

JetBlue is making some bold claims about its new in-flight Wi-Fi service.


DRM for JPEG? Standards group could make it happen

Locking up image files might help protect privacy, but would have serious side effects on fair use.


Windows 10 upgrades reportedly appearing as mandatory for some users

Microsoft may be pushing Windows 10 upgrades harder than ever, with users reportedly having trouble opting out.

Xbox One

Cord cutters will be disappointed with the New Xbox Experience

The New Xbox Experience has interesting ideas for video viewing, but doesn’t get the basics right.


The Swatch smartwatch is more disappointing than anyone could have imagined

After months of slinging insults at Apple, Swatch’s big invention is a dumbwatch with an NFC chip.


Uber gets serious about delivering packages

UberRush launches in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, with deliveries starting at $5.


Blocks modular smartwatch lets you strap on new features over time

Users can add battery life, GPS, heart rate tracking, and more through swappable wrist clasps.

The Lumia 950

Here’s how Windows 10 Mobile updates will work

Microsoft will deliver Windows 10 Mobile updates itself, but with help from wireless carriers.


Acer’s curved Predator X34 G-Sync monitor is finally ready for your eyeballs

Acer's first curved G-Sync monitor combats tearing, but the Predator X34 doesn't come cheap.


GeForce Now review: Nvidia's 'Netflix for PC games' is impressive, but impractical

Nvidia’s server-based GeForce Now game service performs surprisingly well with the proper setup, but there are still too many reasons to stay away.

SanDisk Ultra II SSD

HP and SanDisk join forces to create storage 1000x faster than NAND flash

New storage tech from HP and SanDisk aims to be 1,000 times faster than flash.

onhub sleeve off

Google's OnHub turns out to be part router, part Chromium OS computer

Rooting the high-tech router reveals a heavily-modified version of Google’s browser-based operating system.


Sony starts selling a TV remote with PlayStation controls built-in

The Universal Media Remote can control cable boxes, audio receivers, and TVs, along with Sony’s game console.


The Windows Control Panel will eventually be killed, says Microsoft

Better get used to the Settings app now, because it could completely replace Control Panel in the future.