Don't-Miss Laptop Stories


Microsoft's finalized Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android phones exit beta

The preview period is over. The official versions of Microsoft's new Office apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now available for Android phones.

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Why most of us will miss out on Windows Hello, Windows 10's facial recognition feature

The expensive depth cameras needed to make it a reality will appear on high-end PCs, but not across the board.


Review: The Lenovo LaVie Z is crazy-light and surprisingly fast

We review the world's lightest 13-inch laptop and find it to be fast, truly light, but weighed down with compromises too.

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Samsung pushes out app to fix missing quick settings in Galaxy S6, Edge

It's an unusual solution for a software fix, but at least you won't have to contend with this annoying bug anymore by grabbing the app.

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OnePlus teases Snapdragon 810 processor for OnePlus 2, promises no overheating

The OnePlus 2 will use the infamous Snapdragon 810, though it's been re-engineered for much cooler performance.

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Cortana gets her own button on Toshiba's back-to-school Satellite and Radius laptops

Hey kids, you'll be able to call up Cortana from your keyboard, a nice bonus on top of getting Windows 10.

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HP announces back-to-school Envy and Pavilion laptops with USB-C and detachable screens

The convertible Pavilion x2 highlights HP's assortment, which also offers choices between AMD and Intel CPUs.

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HTC's decision to slap ads on BlinkFeed app angers users

HTC will incorporate ads in its media aggregation app in select markets

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Toshiba will build a Cortana button into its Windows 10 laptops

Toshiba may be using the button to distinguish itself from other vendors rushing to ready Windows 10 hardware by this summer. It may also complement voice triggering of Cortana, which has been unreliable in beta.

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Google wants to help you pick your next Android phone

A new suggestion tool on the Android home page offers up your next device according to your preferences.

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Report: Galaxy Note 5 to get USB-C port, big 4100mAh battery

This would mean faster data speeds and further the cause of a universal standard port to rule them all.

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HTC One M9 update improves camera, battery life, and squashes other bugs

The company is redoubling its efforts to address the litany of issues plaguing its latest flagship.

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The five most intriguing features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

The rugged, new phone is able to withstand four-foot drops and 30 minutes underwater.

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As PC interest wanes, Computex loses its luster

Computex struggles to find its focus in the midst of the PC's decline.

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Dell's affordable Ubuntu-powered Inspiron laptops take aim at Chromebooks

Dell's Ubuntu Edition Inspiron laptops may not have the sexiest specs, but the price is certainly right.