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Report: Microsoft's Home Hub will chase Amazon's Alexa and Echo as a software service

A Windows Central report suggests that Microsoft is indeed developing a smart-home solution, though its Home Hub may be a Windows 10 service rather than a device.

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Windows 10's share climbs above 25% after stalling for two months

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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Notebooks could learn something from HP's ridiculously rugged school laptops

HP has a new education laptop with a rugged and spill-resistant design.

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Microsoft Surface Studio teardown reveals Intel and ARM chips inside

The teardown masters at iFixit got their hands on a Surface Studio earlier than expected. Inside, they found swappable storage drives and a dedicated ARM processor for the display.

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Update to Office 365 eliminates the hassle of large attachments in Outlook

Microsoft has made public a small collection of its November updates for Office 365, including many collaborative features.

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Hearthstone fans now have a dedicated Skype chat room to challenge its best players

Microsoft has teamed up with Blizzard for the Skype Hearthstone Academy, bringing back the concept of a digital chat room for fans.

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Future Windows 10 phones could run full-fledged PC programs

Hints of x86 software emulation on ARM processors have appeared in Windows 10.

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4K Netflix videos debut on Windows 10, but you probably can't watch them

4K video streams finally make their debut on PCs thanks to Netflix and Windows 10, but strict software and hardware limitations curb our enthusiasm.

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20 tips and tricks that make Windows 10 more tolerable

These tips and tricks will make the parts of Win10 that you actually use work better

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Microsoft's $300 Windows 10 VR headsets will run on surprisingly modest PCs

Windows 10 VR isn't set to roll out until the Creators Update in spring 2017, but here's what you'll need to make the headsets work.

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Just how partisan is Facebook's fake news? We tested it

Using fake Facebook accounts, we discovered that the content Facebook shows conservatives and liberals is significantly different, with far more spin and fake news pushed at Trump supporters.

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Windows 10 preview pushes Command Prompt into the shadows, Paint 3D into the spotlight

Build 14971 says goodbye to the classic paint program and puts PowerShell up front instead of the command prompt.

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Windows 10's Cortana now makes it easy to list who's naughty or nice

Microsoft has made list-making in Windows 10 and Wunderlist a lot easier, thanks to integration with its Cortana digital assistant.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux, though.

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WhatsApp finally launches video calling

Video calling is finally coming to the world's more than one billion WhatsApp users on Android, iOS, and Windows.