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Hands-on with HP's Stream 11, the $200 Windows laptop that wants to kill Chromebooks

HP and Microsoft have created a Windows laptop that's as small and cheap as a Chromebook. Is that an accomplishment? Mark Hachman dives in to find out.

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Dirt-cheap laptops might be this year's stocking stuffer

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise commodity-priced laptops and tablets, while the biggest-ticket items may be in the smallest packages: smartphones.

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Google offers 1TB of Drive for Chromebooks, continuing its storage war with Microsoft

The two tech titans are staging a quiet, intense battle for the low end of the the computer market, trying to lock users into their ecosystems with freebie cloud storage, while users enjoy gobs of capacity.

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AMD reveals high-end 'Carrizo' APU, the first chip to fully embrace audacious HSA tech

On Thursday, AMD revealed details of the system-on-a-chip that will succeed its "Kaveri" enthusiast integrated processor.

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Ads got you down? With Google Contributor you can pay to remove them

If you're sick of ads, try paying $1 to $3 per month through Google Contributor.

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Living with Microsoft Band, the activity tracker that tries to do everything

Mark Hachman tries the Microsoft Band as Microsoft intended: as a hybrid smartwatch-fitness band for both work and play. And if Microsoft fixes a few things, he's sold.

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Corning debuts Gorilla Glass 4 to save your smartphone

Corning's latest Gorilla Glass 4 was specifically designed to protect smartphones from full frontal impacts.

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Microsoft, five other groups race toward automated image captioning

Microsoft and several other teams, including Google, are all apparently planning to publish papers on systems that can "see" images and describe them.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display wins 'best of the best' for color accuracy

Display analyst Ray Soneira says that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has the most color-accurate display of many of the recent flagship smartphones and tablets.

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Nokia phones could return, just not from Microsoft

Nokia phones are dead, long live Nokia phones? The company reportedly can put its name on smartphones beginning in 2016, but the company's actual plans are unknown.

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Report: Cortana could appear on iOS, Android

It doesn't seem to be set in stone, but Microsoft's digital assistant could be an option alongside Apple's Siri or Google Now.

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Microsoft Movie Creator finally brings needed video features to Windows Phone

Movie Creator's still in beta, but it's already filling a need for stitching, soundtracks, and other editing features that prior apps like Movie Moments and Video Tuner had lacked.

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Hands on with Office for Android Preview: The productivity magic's still there

Office for Android Preview looks a lot like the earlier Office for iPad, and that's a very good thing. After testing it for a few hours, we recommend you download it as soon as it's publicly available.

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New Windows 10 build adds gestures, tweaks the toolbar, and simplifies OneDrive

Microsoft says Build 9879 of Windows 10 will be the last of the year. New features seem aimed to build in flexibility where it's needed, and simplicity where it's not.

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Google YouTube Music Key one-ups streaming music services by adding videos

Google now gives you something other streaming music services can't provide: access to music videos and streaming music, even offline. Meet YouTube Music Key, a beta subscription service Google launched Wednesday.