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Microsoft: the Display Dock for the Lumia 950XL and 950 will cost $99

The device is roughly the size of a carton of cigarettes and has seven different ports.


The Windows Control Panel will eventually be killed, says Microsoft

Better get used to the Settings app now, because it could completely replace Control Panel in the future.

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The stunning Surface Book may reignite PC maker hostility towards Microsoft

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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12 irritating Windows 10 installation issues, and how to fix them

Having trouble installing and setting up Windows 10? You aren’t alone. Here are a dozen-plus of the most common problems, along with a few solutions


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.

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Can Microsoft's new Lumia phones save Windows 10's mobile ambitions?

Microsoft wants its new phones to drive interest in Windows 10 Mobile. Will that work?

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Microsoft Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 configurations and pricing revealed

Basking in the cutting edge won't come cheap with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.

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Microsoft's 7 biggest new hardware reveals: Surface Book laptop, Windows 10 Lumias and more

Microsoft's massive device event used stunning new hardware like the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Lumia 950 to sing the song of Windows 10's capabilities.

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Microsoft's Surface Book is the sleek, MacBook-beating laptop you've been begging for

Move over, MacBook. There's a new contender for the throne: Microsoft's Surface Book.

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Microsoft's $899 Surface Pro 4 is thin and fast, with Skylake and an insanely crisp screen

Microsoft outdoes itself with the Surface Pro 4 tablet, advancing Windows 10's core ideals into the physical world.

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Curved new Microsoft Band blends sensor-laden hardware with cloud-based smarts

Microsoft revealed the new Microsoft Band at its Tuesday hardware event, and it intertwines hardware and software.

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Microsoft will livestream Tuesday's big Surface Pro 4, Lumia hardware event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.

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12 'El Capitan' features that Apple totally ripped off from Windows

We've reinvented Macworld's slideshow on the top features of Apple's OS X 'El Capitan' and pointed out their obvious original inspiration.