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Microsoft's mobile apps will get better image capture and OCR via the Office Lens camera app

Microsoft's Office Lens camera app is now a part of both Word and PowerPoint for iOS and Android. It will become really useful, though, once true OCR machine-reading capabilities are added.

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If you want to be an Xbox Insider, Microsoft says you'll now have to earn it

Microsoft isn't letting freeloaders into its Xbox Insider program any longer. Instead, you'll have to prove that you're worthy enough to ascend to the highest of four Insider tiers.

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In PC comeback, ARM will battle Intel in Chromebooks and Windows 10

ARM tried but had a disastrous outing in PCs starting with Linux-based smartbooks and then tablets with Windows RT.

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Final Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview lands, bringing iOS support

The last version of the lengthy developer preview paves the way for next month's release of Android Wear 2.0.

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Here's what the Windows Defender Security Center will look like in Windows 10's Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update will evolve Windows Defender into the Windows Defender Security Center, protecting your PC from virus, network attacks, and more. Here's what it will look like.

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Report: Snapdragon 835 will launch first in Galaxy S8, others have to wait

Samsung has reportedly bought all initial inventory of Qualcomm's upcoming high-end chip.

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HP recalls over 100,000 more laptop batteries for fire hazard

HP is recalling more laptop batteries that pose a fire hazard and could cause computer damage.

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LG leaks seemingly reveal G6, co-designed Google watches

A pair of purported official images reveal a near bezel-less G6 and two sizes of the smartwatch LG co-developed with Google.

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Box launches standalone Notes app to help teams collaborate

Box Notes is getting its own standalone web app and a new desktop app for Windows and Mac. It’s a new turn for the product, which allows users to collaboratively edit documents in real time.

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Amazon Echo's new 'Computer' wake word lets you fulfill your Star Trek fantasies

Amazon's Echo can't make hot Earl Grey, alas, but its new 'Computer' wake word can still make you feel like you're living in Star Trek's bridge.

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Court denies U.S. government appeal in Microsoft's overseas email case

A U.S. appeals court will not reconsider its groundbreaking decision denying Department of Justice efforts to force Microsoft to turn over customer emails stored outside the country.

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Severe vulnerability in Cisco's WebEx extension for Chrome leaves PCs open to easy attack

If you have the Cisco WebEx Chrome browser extension installed make sure you're running the latest version.

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Google begins live testing of Instant Apps that load without installation

The feature lets users open links that launch directly into apps even if they haven't previously installed them on their phones.

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D-Wave's $15 million quantum computer runs a staggering 2,000 qubits

For D-Wave, the path to quantum computer being widely accepted is much like that of today's computers. The first chips came more than 30 years ago, and the software started maturing with Microsoft's Basic.

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Microsoft tries to expel Chromebooks from schools with Intune app and low-cost PCs

Microsoft debuted a new cloud-based Intune management tool, supported by a number of new low-cost PCs, in a bid to oust Google-powered Chromebooks from American classrooms.