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Microsoft issues emergency Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix

As Intel warns against installing its latest Spectre patch, Microsoft issues a new patch to remove the older one—along with the ability to toggle protections on and off.

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Final Cut Pro X review: A great prosumer video editor that some pros will like, too

Final Cut Pro X is an innovative, elegant, and unusual video editing program that's evolved to be more prosumer than professional, but it still offers a lot to independent creators of all types.

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Intel's plan to fix Meltdown in silicon raises more questions than answers

Intel told investors it will ship silicon that patches Spectre and Meltdown in hardware, while reporting record revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017. But Intel's statements leave us with more questions than answers.

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Dell Inspiron 13 5000 review: A speedy 2-in-1 ultrabook boosted by Intel’s 8th-gen CPU

Boasting speedy quad-core performance, a swiveling display and a reasonably price tag, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 makes for a compelling ultrabook.

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Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here, as well as the Commercial Surface Laptop -- for those who prefer Windows 10 Pro instead.

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New Windows 10 privacy controls include a way to erase that embarrassing search

Microsoft said Wednesday that it plans to add more granular privacy controls to Windows 10, including an app that reports all of the raw data Microsoft knows about you, plus a more comprehensive way for you to manage it.

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How to customize Excel Conditional Formatting

Excel's conditional formatting lets you customize how your data displays, from changing colors and shading to adding icons and more. Here's how it works.

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The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Our top picks feature the best tech advances in portable PCs, from new CPUs and GPUs to new materials, and include laptops from HP, Dell, and Apple.

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Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse review: A flagship mouse worthy of the Surface name

Microsoft's flagship Surface Precision Mouse combines comfort, excellent resolution, and a nearly unique feature to leap between PCs. Microsoft's accompanying software, however, could use work.

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Acer Swift 1 review: A cheap, lightweight ultra-portable that skimps on performance

While the Acer Swift 1 delivers a lot for less than $350—a slim and light chassis, plenty of battery life, an SSD and even a fingerprint reader—it makes painful speed and storage compromises to get there.

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