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Hands-on with Nvidia's Shield tablet: A slick experience, on the small and big screen

Nvidia's new Android tablet is built for games, but it has productivity potential as well.

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Lumia 635 review: Could this be the low-priced future of Windows Phone?

Two weeks ago, we would have written the Lumia 635 off as a middling device you'd probably pass over. After the last week's events, it might be the new direction of Windows Phone.

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Microsoft's Android experiment is over, and so are its feature phones

The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.

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Real-time plagiarism checker debuts for Microsoft Word

Academic Wordsmith is a Word app that can check your paper for plagiarism as you're writing it.

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Debt offsets console gains as AMD just misses profit estimates

AMD reports a loss after debt repayments are factored in, and CPU shipments decline. However, the company is still being buoyed by game consoles.

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Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios video team as part of layoffs

One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.

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Why the Comcast call from hell is a great way to save money

If you're a Comcast subscriber, you should be dancing with joy as reports of an aggressive customer-retention rep continue to circulate. Why? Because Comcast negotiates, and you can save money.

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BlackBerry has a digital assistant, too

The smartphone digital assistant market is getting crowded. BlackBerry now promises its own electronic helper with BlackBerry 10.

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Microsoft's Nadella preaches productivity to partners

Microsoft's new chief executive Satya Nadella elucidates his vision of platforms and productivity at Microsoft's partner conference, with hints of changes to Windows and Office to come.

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Intel shipping Broadwell, but next-gen Skylake chip could slip

Intel executives said Tuesday that while the company has begun shipping its Broadwell chip, its follow-on, Skylake, could slip as a result.

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IBM to sell business-optimized iPads in unexpected partnership

IBM says it will develop business-optimized apps for the iOS platform, and will sell both iPhones and iPads to business customers, too.

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Intel beats estimates, says PCs packing next-gen Broadwell chips on track for the holidays

Intel handily beat Wall Street estimates for both profits and revenue for the second quarter, and said that shipments of its new Broadwell processor would be in time for the holiday season. But its communications sales were awful.

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Skype group calls now free on Surface, Windows tablets

Users can make group calls for free on Windows PCs, so why not tablets, too? Microsoft has solved that problem.

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Microsoft trains 'brain' to explain Pomeranians and make Cortana smarter, too

Microsoft continues its work on machine learning through a research project called "Adam." One of its goals is to make its Cortana digital assistant even more intuitive and helpful.

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Box eliminates storage limits, adds Office integration

Move over, Microsoft OneDrive. Box now is a native storage option for Office 365 and Office 2013, and without any storage caps, to boot.