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Attackers can turn Microsoft's exploit defense tool EMET against itself

Hackers can easily disable the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a free tool used by companies to strengthen Windows security.


Steam debuts a VR performance-check utility for PCs ahead of HTC Vive rollout

Valve's new utility helps you determine if your PC meets the minimum requirements to run virtual reality games.

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Microsoft HoloLens Start menu, Bluetooth peripheral revealed in new leak

Some leaked documents and videos from a Microsoft site show some interesting little tidbits about HoloLens.

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Panasonic's rugged Toughpad series expands into heavy-duty phones that take a beating

Panasonic is branching out from its ruggedized computer and tablet roots, announcing a pair of new smartphones on Monday at Mobile World Congress.


Huawei jumps into Windows PCs with the sleek, Surface-like MateBook

Huawei is getting back into the Windows game, but this time it's with a PC.

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Lenovo gets creative with new Yoga hybrids, for a price

Lenovo packs interesting features into its new Yoga hybrids.

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HP’s Elite x3 is a flagship sailing into a dangerous Windows phone wasteland

HP thinks its Elite x3 Windows phone can escape doom by focusing on corporate customers. It's a reasonable plan facing incredible odds.

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Inside HP's plan to turn smartphones into wire-free laptops

HP's decision to return to the smartphone market with the Elite X3 wasn’t an easy one, especially given the company's history of failure in the market for handsets.

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Microsoft adds Cortana music sensing, Edge improvements to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders

A new Insider build of Windows 10 Mobile, Build 14267, adds a number of improvements to recent Windows phones, with just one significant bug.

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Microsoft's killing Skylake support early for Windows 7 PCs, but not Windows Server

Microsoft's decision to cut support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Intel Skylake chips is being upheld by its Windows Embedded teams, but not Windows Server.

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Microsoft's Plumbago app promises to make your chickenscratch legible

In theory, the Plumbago app for Windows should make handwritten notes on a tablet legible. In practice, it doesn't seem to do anything.


Microsoft Translator adds AI-powered offline translation on Android, iOS text translation

Microsoft Translator is bringing optical character recognition and offline translation to iOS and Android, respectively.

Hardcore Hardware: Desktop-class GPU in a laptop? Yes!

Here's proof you can now get desktop-class performance in a laptop. This MSI GT72S packs all the power of a desktop GeForce GTX 980 inside.

PCWorld Show Episode 4: FBI vs. Apple, Microsoft's modular PC, and a Japanese PC supergroup

This week we discuss the ramifications of the FBI's fight with Apple, a crazy modular desktop PC from Microsoft, and the possible rise of a new Japanese PC supergroup.

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New beta build of Windows 10 offers Edge, Cortana improvements

After a long wait, Microsoft is giving Windows Insiders some major new features to play around with, after spending the past couple months making backend improvements to its mobile operating system.

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U.S. Department of Defense will install Windows 10 on 4 million computers

In a major move, the U.S. Department of Defense is going to standardize approximately 4 million devices on Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system

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Windows Phone 8.1 users will get Windows 10 this month, says Microsoft social account

Microsoft Lumia Mexico says Windows 10 Mobile upgrades will finally roll out on February 29.