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HP's Star Wars Special Edition laptop comes with everything but a Thermal Detonator

Start whistling the Imperial March: This laptop-shaped homage to the incredibly successful movie series is a gimmick that's well thought-out and actually useful on a day-to-day basis. That is, if you can bear to kill its collectors' value by breaking the seal.

Hands-on with HP's collectible Star Wars Special Edition Laptop

HP's Star Wars laptop even comes with two TIE fighters and a box for your action figures

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Zendesk tool taps machine learning to nip customer-service problems in the bud

Machine learning has been making its way into a growing range of enterprise software in recent months, and on Wednesday Zendesk provided a fresh example: Satisfaction Prediction, a new tool designed to help companies catch potential customer-service problems before they happen.

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

Amazon threw its hat into the business intelligence ring Wednesday with a service called QuickSight, provided through its Amazon Web Services division.

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Synaptics' Clearforce technology to bring 3D Touch-style screens to Android

A pressure-sensitive display will open up another layer of interaction beyond the usual staple of touches and swipes.


Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project aims to speed up the mobile web

Google unveils a plan to make the open web more tolerable in hopes of fending off Apple and Facebook.

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Microsoft expands FastTrack service to aid Office 365 migration for businesses

Microsoft now lets anyone with a major Office 365 ProPlus subscription get access to its migration services all the time.

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When will your phone get Android Marshmallow? Here's what we know so far

Whether you have a Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, or Nexus, we run down all the latest news and rumors about when Marshmallow is coming your way.


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AT&T exclusivity would be a disaster for the Lumia 950, the first Windows 10 Phone

Don't call it an exclusive, but right now it looks like the only place you'll find the Lumia 950 in November is at AT&T.

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Spec showdown: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, from cheapest to priciest

If there was any doubt which product Microsoft was gunning for, the spec sheet makes it abundantly clear.


Existing Windows Phones will start getting Windows 10 in December

Wondering when you're phone will get the Windows 10 update? There isn't a firm date yet, but Microsoft says it will happen in December.

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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge browser

Microsoft's new Edge browser has been largely ignored by U.S. users of Windows 10, an online measurement company said.

HoloLens' mixed reality is gaming on steroids

That's Microsoft's vision, but we won't know what the platform can really do until developers get their hands on it in early 2016.

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HP Envy 34 all-in-one lives up to its name with a luscious, curved 34-inch screen

HP's Envy 34 features a curved panel and Skylake CPUs.

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HP's gorgeous Spectre 13 X360 gets a Skylake upgrade and a slight name change

HP's sexy milled aluminum Spectre 13 X360 gets a new CPU and color too


HP Spectre 12 X2 hands-on: Surface Pro-like performance without the Surface Pro price

HP's take on the Surface will give you Pro performance at almost non-pro pricing.

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HP breathes new life into the colorful laptop that kicked off the 'cheap PC' movement

HP's $200 Streambook 11 gets a new color, better screen and better CPU

Hands-on with HP's Surface clone: The Spectre 12 X2

Like the Surface Pro 3 but not its price? HP's Spectre 12 X2 is cheaper than Microsoft's tablet while offering better specs too.