Mark HachmanSenior Editor, PCWorld

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Haiku Deck's Zuru tool uses AI to help you create PowerPoints fast

Haiku Deck Zuru scans your PowerPoint and tries to help you find a sharp, attractive relevant layout, and do it fast.

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Microsoft: DirectX 12 will increase your graphics performance by 20 percent

'This is like getting free hardware,' said a Microsoft graphics program manager.

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Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming

Intel announces its Iris Pro integrated graphics for desktop PCs and a new NUC that will be powered by the lower-performance version of the new chip.

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Nvidia surprise launches the 12GB GeForce Titan X, 'the most advanced GPU ever'

Just, you know, the 'most advanced GPU ever,' according to Nvidia chief Jen-Hsun Huang, who casually dropped by an Epic Games presentation to launch the new GeForce Titan X GPU.

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Nvidia's Shield console is a 4K Android TV box that streams full PC games from the cloud

Nvidia launches the Shield console, which can play movies and music from Google Play, or else download and even stream games from the Nvidia GRID service.

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You can now embed OneNote images, tweets, and YouTube into Microsoft's Sway

The type of files and sources that Microsoft is adding to Sway is steadily growing more diverse, with OneNote, Office Mix -- even other Sways.

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Geomerics' Enlighten 3 engine aims to create photorealistic in-game lighting

This ARM subsidiary develops tools that developers use to make their games look more realistic.

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Bill Gates is the world's richest man, yet again

Forbes magazine ranks Gates the world's richest man again for 2015, although the list now includes executives from Uber and Snapchat.

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Report: Microsoft's Spartan browser due in next Windows 10 preview

It sounds like you'll be able to play with the new Microsoft Spartan browser sooner rather than later.

Intel announces Atom X3 SoFIA, its new best hope for smartphone relevance

At Mobile World Congress, Intel unwraps details on its Atom chips—the X3, X5, and X7—which will appear in mobile devices later this year.

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Microsoft announces the Lumia 640XL, a poor man's Lumia 1520 phablet

Microsoft's midrange phone strategy continues. The Lumia 640XL resembles the Lumia 1520, but it dials back the specs a bit and adds a free Office 365 sub to lower the price.

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Following Softcard, Bank of America pulling Windows Phone app

Bank of America is pulling its Windows Phone and Windows 8 app this weekend, following Google's decision to axe its Softcard payments app for the platform.

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Microsoft's vision for the future: Smart bracelets, holograms, and adaptive wall displays

Microsoft's 'productivity future vision' presents an idyllic, amazing concept of the future where interactive displays meet Microsoft's next-gen Microsoft Band, the Courier folding display, and more.

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Microsoft's Squad Watch wants to be Glympse for Windows Phone, but isn't

Microsoft's rumored People Sense is released as Squad Watch, which allows you to share your location with your friends. But we couldn't get it to work.

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Google's new Android for Work locks down business data on your personal phone

Google's Android for Work will protect sensitive corporate info in a private, encrypted data locker, making it safer to use personal mobile devices for your job.