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In the future, 'Hey Cortana' will actually wake up your Windows 10 PC

Intel is helping enable "wake on voice" technology via a special low-power state and audio technology built into Skylake and Windows 10 PCs.

Vaio PCs to return to overseas markets this fall

Vaio, Sony's former laptop brand, is returning to overseas markets this fall, with sales of Windows 10 devices in the U.S. and Brazil.

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Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Parallels Desktop 11 launched late Tuesday, with support for the latest desktop operating systems, along with new marquee features like the ability to run.

Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability

Windows users are encouraged to update their computers as soon as possible, after Microsoft pushed out a patch for an issue in Internet Explorer that lets attackers remotely run malicious code with whatever privileges the current user has.

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Microsoft releases first new Insider Preview build since Windows 10's launch

Microsoft has kicked off its Windows as a service plans with the launch of its first Insider update for Windows 10 Tuesday.

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Who's upgrading to Windows 10?

Windows 8.1 users have been half again as likely to upgrade to Windows 10 as their compatriots running Windows 7, data from a Web metrics vendor showed.

New Windows 10 virtual machine images let anyone test Microsoft's Edge browser

Web developers who want to make sure that their sites and apps run well on Microsoft's new Edge browser can now download a virtual machine that works with popular virtualization software on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. 

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Windows 10's DirectX 12 graphics performance tested: More CPU cores, more oomph

New DirectX 12 benchmark points to a multi-core future and causes a ruffle with Nvidia.

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Fears of Microsoft scanning your Windows 10 PC for pirated games are overblown

Microsoft may be scanning your PC, but for usage data, not counterfeit software.

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Report: 50 million devices now run Windows 10

If a recent report is any indication, Windows 10 demand remains strong two and a half weeks after its launch.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

Letting consumers get the latest version of its operating system won't mean much in terms of the tech giant's finances.

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Three Windows 10 Start menu tweaks that subtly improve your experience

We've talked about a lot of the big stuff that has to do with Windows 10. Let's dive in and look at some small tweaks that you might enjoy.

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Windows 10 search bar phones home to Microsoft, even with Bing disabled

Microsoft says it’s not collecting query or search usage data, but that doesn’t mean those searches are truly happening offline.