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Kensington SD7000 Surface docking station

Hands on: The Kensington SD7000 dock turns a Surface tablet into a Surface Studio

The $399 Kensington SD7000 docking station for Microsoft Surface tablets provides a sturdy platform for use as a secondary monitor, and supplies an array of ports, too.

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For some, the glory days of Microsoft are ending in about a year

Support for both the Windows 7 and Windows 10 Mobile operating systems runs out in about a year's time.

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Microsoft separates Cortana from search in new Windows 10 preview build

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Insider build 18317, which separates search and Cortana within the taskbar, adds a new way of importing fonts, and makes some changes to the "inbox" apps like Photos.

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What the ambitious Mad Box console implies about the future of gaming

Slightly Mad Studios, developer of Project CARS, says its newly announced Mad Box will be "the most powerful console ever built." That's hard to believe—but it might tell us something about next-gen consoles, at least.

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Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

You’re not using the crummy keyboard that came with your PC, are you? Are you? We hand-tested these wireless models to find better options for your daily driver.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A once-great laptop now is merely good

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 remains virtually unchanged, but its streamlined design and excellent battery life are being encroached upon by a host of competing notebooks.

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Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2018

From the Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 S, we list Microsoft's successes, failures and head-scratchers for all of 2018.

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How to use Windows 10's Your Phone experience

Here's how to use Microsoft's new Windows 10 Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC, with an emphasis on texts and photos.

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How to personalize your PC

We'll walk you through the steps necessary to set Windows themes, configure your Start menu and taskbar, and introduce you to Windows 10's privacy features -- all to make your new PC feel like home.

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B&H Photo Video has a 1TB Xbox One S for $185, an extra $15 off the $199 holiday special

The 1TB Xbox One S NBA 2K19 bundle is $185 at B&H until Tuesday evening, $15 off Microsoft's $199 holiday special.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build kills passwords, simplifies Start, and adds fun 'kaomoji'

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build 18305 makes major changes: slimming down Start, adding automated troubleshooters and Windows Sandbox, offering password-less logins -- even kaomoji for even more typing fun.

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Microsoft announces Windows Sandbox, a virtualized safe space for testing untrusted apps

Is that executable file an app, or is it malware? With the upcoming Windows Sandbox feature within Windows 10, you can download and open it without risking your PC.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 bundle delivers $330 in savings (but for one day only)

Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 discount pushes the price under $1,000. The excellent Surface Laptop 2 discount lives on, too.

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Microsoft's '12 Days of Faves' deals knock the Surface Laptop 2 price down to a fantastic $799

Microsoft's selected 12 deals for its "12 Faves" holiday deals promotion. A discounted Surface Laptop 2 is by far the best bargain, though a $499 Dell Inspiron 15 and a cheaper Surface Pro 6 are also worth checking out.

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Careful! Windows 10's 'Check for updates' button may download beta code

Microsoft reveals that users who manually ask for Windows 10 updates during the latter half of the month may receive code being beta-tested in advance of its official Patch Tuesday.