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Microsoft improves Office's hands-free typing with Dictate

Microsoft has released a new app called Dictate. It's an add-in for Word, Outlook and Powerpoint and uses Cortana's speech-recognition technology to let you speak what you want to type.<p>The company is obviously not the first to work on dictation technology. Nuance's Dragon software has been around …

Software

How to add more storage to your PlayStation 4

Storage space is at a premium with game consoles. Even if you're more inclined to pick up hard copies than download full games, patches, DLC and installs can fill up the standard hard drive on your PlayStation very quickly.<p>On the bright side, it's very easy to add more storage to your console. You …

Operating Systems

The best soundbar

<i>By Chris Heinonen and Dennis Burger</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article …

The best Wi-Fi Range extender

<i>By David Murphy</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending 140 …

Use Alexa to turn on your PC

Alexa gets smarter and more useful every day. I've talked extensively about how you can control your lights and thermostat, brew coffee and even order pizza using only your voice.<p>But reddit user <i>garyngwind</i> has come up with a simple and clever way to power on your computer using Alexa. Here's how …

Raspberry Pi

Samsung's Dolby Atmos soundbars are ready for your living room

After announcing a pair of Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbars at CES, Samsung is finally shipping the duo in the US. The HW-K950 and HW-K850 are both available now, so long as you're willing to part with either $1,499 or $999, respectively. What are you getting for the extra dough? Samsung's HW-K950 is …

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 delivers GTX 980 speeds for $249

If you haven't noticed by now, 2016 is shaping up to be a killer year for PC gaming hardware. We've already seen two major new video cards from NVIDIA, the powerhouse GeForce GTX 1080 and the mid-range 1070, as well as a supremely capable budget GPU in AMD's $200 Radeon RX480. Now, NVIDIA has a …

Bose's best headphones are even better wireless

When it comes to headphones, it can sometimes be easy to forget about Bose. The company doesn't debut new models as frequently as the competition, choosing instead to focus on quality, comfort and its highly touted noise-canceling tech. Bose's previous noise-canceling model, the QC25, has been …

See the unusual way cancer cells spread

In many ways, the biggest problem with fighting cancer is containing it: you may kill the main tumor site, but there's a real chance that it'll spread and reemerge as a threat. At last, though, scientists have a better understanding of how that migration happens. British researchers have learned …

NVIDIA's Shield is now an all-in-one Plex box

Everybody loves Plex, but it's always been a stumbling point for novice users that it still needs a dedicated, always-on PC to run the show. Thanks to the power of NVIDIA's Shield TV, that's no longer the case, and Plex has revealed that the device can act as a dedicated, standalone Plex server. …

Why Captain America: Civil War is better than Batman v Superman

Captain America: Civil War, the latest billion-dollar sensory assault from the mighty Marvel Studios, arrived in North American theaters last Thursday. While I would normally present to you an all-you-can-hate buffet of reasons to loathe this film, I simply cannot. It’s quite good. Great, even. I …

Marvel Universe

AnyMote Home review

It’s likely that you’re using separate remotes and controllers for all of the different devices and equipment in your home. Because IR blasters are …

Gear & Gadgets

Best News Apps for Android

Keeping informed on the go is one of the many things that our smartphones are incredible tools for. During the everyday hustle and bustle it's easy …

10 Beautiful Indoor Pools to Inspire Serious Winter Wanderlust

What better way to start the New Year than by going for a swim? Feeling groggy from New Year’s Eve? Take a luxurious dip at La Mamounia. Sticking to your resolution of working out? Swim laps in Soho Farmhouse’s barn. Want to sit back and enjoy your surroundings? Bask in the city view at Aman Tokyo. …

Swiss Alps

The Revolt 2 Gaming PC Wears Its Graphics Card Like A Pretty Hat

Every part of your gaming PC is precious, working in harmony with other parts to make your games smooth and pretty. But the graphics card is the …

Computer Hardware

Avatar Is a Much Better Movie Than You Remember

<i>Avatar</i> is about to be dethroned. At some point, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> will probably unseat James Cameron’s extraterrestrial epic as the movie …

These will be the world's 10 tallest new skyscrapers in 2016

<i>The following list is based on data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the recognized authority on skyscraper height. It only</i> …