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Microsoft just democratized virtual reality with $299 headsets

Microsoft is partnering with PC OEMs to offer consumers VR headsets that cost less and offer easier setup than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Windows 10 Creators Update adds easy-peasy PC game streaming over Xbox Live

Microsoft puts Twitch on notice, announcing one-click game streaming over Xbox Live via Beam technology.

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Windows 10's new Paint 3D app drags physical objects into digital worlds

The Windows 10 Creators Update's new Paint 3D app focuses on 3D image creation.

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Amazon adds Dash buttons for 60 more products

Amazon's tap-to-order physical Dash buttons are taking over the world, and more brands in the U.S. are signing up.

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Roost Smart Smoke Alarm RSA-400 review: It’s all about that battery

This 4-in-1 smoke detector comes with a smart back-up battery, but that’s as high as it raises the bar.

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$35 DirecTV Now streaming TV service launches in November with 100 channels

It took eight months after the initial announcement, but DirecTV Now live TV streaming is almost here.

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Google Fiber halts expansion plans to review strategy

In a dramatic change in strategy, Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service.

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15 spooky, scary Halloween games for your Android phone

Looking for scares you can take anywhere? Grab these games and get ready.


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6 smart settings to make your Android phone anticipate your needs

With the combined power of Nougat and Google Now, you can train your Android phone to know what you want without being asked.

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10 things Apple's new Macs could (and should) copy from the PC

Everyone wants to know what the new Macs will have, and you need look no further than what's already been on the PC for months.

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Civilization VI review: Learning from some (but not all) of history's mistakes

Civilization VI released and just like that, an entire weekend disappeared. We've pulled ourselves out of the "One More Turn" hole to deliver our thoughts on the latest entry in the long-running strategy series.

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Apple's Q4 2016 results: Better than expected with 45.5 million iPhones sold, but revenue continues to slide

The iPhone 7 and new Macs could help reverse Apple's revenue declines.

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Intel wants to make its Internet of Things chips see, think, and act

While ARM introduced two minuscule processor architectures with new security features on Tuesday, Intel unveiled its Atom E3900 chips with a focus on computer vision and industrial-grade timing.

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ARM builds up security in the tiniest Internet of Things chips

On Tuesday, ARM will introduce processors that are just a fraction of a millimeter across and incorporate the company’s TrustZone technology.

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What OneNote's Math and Replay features say about the spotty state of Windows Ink

Windows Ink is a great idea struggling with the realities of handwriting recognition and data processing. We try the state of the art in two new inking features within OneNote.