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How to test your PC's DirectX 12 performance today

The final release of DirectX 12 and Windows 10 is months away but if you're itching to test your system's DX12 theoretical performance today, here's how you can do it.

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors.

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Microsoft releases tools to build universal Windows 10 apps

Developers can start testing Windows 10's adaptive user interface and other features in the new Visual Studio preview.

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Here are five moves Microsoft must make to resuscitate Windows phones

Microsoft's years of missed mobile opportunities have taken a toll, but it's not too late for a comeback

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Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

8K displays aren't here yet, but Microsoft's looking forward with Windows 10.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro and Air models don't support Windows 7 in Boot Camp

Microsoft's trying to bury Windows 7, and now Apple's Boot Camp is, too

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Windows 10's Secure Boot requirement could make installing Linux a big headache

PC vendors may not have to include a Secure Boot toggle with Windows 10, raising a bigger barrier for alternative operating systems.

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Windows 10 upgrades will remain 'non-genuine' for pirates, Microsoft says

Microsoft tries to walk the line between condoning piracy and converting illegitimate users.

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New attacks suggest leeway for patching Flash Player is shrinking

It took one week from Adobe's fix to mass exploitation for a recent Flash Player flaw

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After hitting Raspberry Pi 2, Windows 10 will head to Qualcomm's board

Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c provides GPS, Wi-Fi and other features that Raspberry Pi 2 doesn't have

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OpenSSL fixes serious denial-of-service bug, 11 other flaws

The scare of a second Heartbleed was unjustified

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 10041, the first since January, with upgrades galore

Upgrades include simplifying the virtual desktop process, improving image management features, and squashing a mess o'bugs.

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Windows 10 hardware specs allow for huge phones and teeny tablets

Phones with screens up to 8 inches diagonally? Tablets as small as 7 inches? Microsoft sets some broad, overlapping spec ranges for mobile devices, especially Windows 10 for phones.