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Windows 10 blocks pesky notifications with improved Focus Assist feature in Build 18277

Build 18277 of Windows 10 doesn't add many new features, but Microsoft tweaked Focus Assist and the Action Center icons, among others.

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What AMD's 64-core 'Rome' server CPU tells us about Ryzen 2

New CPU features "chiplet" design with 7nm-based x86 cores surrounding 14nm IO chip

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Goodbye, Cortana: Microsoft's Javier Soltero leaves, putting the digital assistant's future in doubt

Javier Soltero, who oversaw Microsoft's Cortana for just a few months, confirmed he is leaving Microsoft. Is Cortana destined to become just another technology within Microsoft's AI stable?

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Google's Chrome 71 will block 'abusive' ads that trick you into clicking them

Google says its upcoming Chrome 71 browser will take down all ads from sites that allow deceptive advertising.

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Hints of Windows 10's 2019 future show up in early '19H1' builds

As Microsoft struggles to release the Windows 10 Oct. 2018 Update, its development teams have moved on to the next version: 19H1. Here's an early list of 19H1 improvements Microsoft has revealed in early builds.

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Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more

Your PC needs virus protection, full stop. No matter how careful you are, some threats can't be avoided without the aid of antivirus software. Our top picks will keep you protected.

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Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

You can miss out on good sales on PC parts if you ignore Black Friday, but not every type of component is worth biding your time. Here's what you should wait for in 2018.

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Here's how much slower (and faster?) Apple's new MacBook Air is than Dell's XPS 13

Leaked Geekbench numbers indicate the 2018 MacBook Air gets thrashed by Dell's XPS 13 in heavy workloads

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Microsoft's $399, 10-inch Surface Go rethinks the Windows tablet for consumers

Microsoft unveils the Surface Go: a 10-inch Surface tablet priced to attract the everyday user at $399, alongside an updated Surface Mobile Mouse and pen. Just don't expect too much in terms of performance.

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Android Confidential: What premium Android phones can learn from the iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is a new category of smartphone for Apple, and it's one I'd love to see Samsung and Google emulate.

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How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location even when you aren't connected

Some free Wi-Fi hotspots are tracking the locations of users who've signed on even if they're no longer connected. PCWorld investigates how this happens.

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Apple MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360 13: The battle of the thin-and-lights

We compare the 2018 MacBook Air to the Dell XPS 13 9570 and HP Spectre x360 13 and can't find any reason to buy Apple's new ultraportable.

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Apple Mac Mini vs Intel NUC: The littlest Mac challenges Windows mini PCs to up their game

Apple has revamped its Mac Mini at last—so we pit it against Intel's top mini PC and its bleeding-edge hardware to see how it stacks up.

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Android security: Why Google's demands for updates don't go far enough

Google is forcing some Android phone makers to provide two years of security updates, but it's not as good as you'd think.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 tablet hands-on: Performance takes a back seat to battery life

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip, which enables this Windows tablet to achieve industry-leading battery life at the cost of some performance.