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Windows 10 USB stick is now on pre-sale at Amazon

You can now pre-order Windows 10 on Amazon — but if you don't like waiting (or if you like free things), you might not want to.

The July 29 release of Windows 10 is fast approaching, and by making it available on Amazon, Microsoft is making sure customers can buy it however they want. But both the …

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Microsoft opens Xbox-to-Windows game streaming up to everyone

Microsoft's removed the Xbox-to-PC game-streaming restrictions and now anyone with Redmond's latest console and Windows 10 can play Sunset Overdrive or attempt to jump into a few online Halo: The Master Chief Collection matches on their device. More than that, some pretty big new features are hitting …

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Windows 10 will get automatic updates for 10 years

In an update to its Window’s Lifestyle Fact Sheet, Microsoft says it will offer support for Windows 10 for ten years.

The post notes that it will offer “mainstream security” support until 2020 and “extended security” support until 2025. The support lifestyle cycle is in keeping with both Windows 7 …

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Microsoft is adding party chat, game footage sharing and more to its Xbox One app for Windows 10

Microsoft has added a slew of new social and gaming features to its Xbox One app for Windows 10. The company has also enabled game streaming from consoles to PC running the latest version of its upcoming OS.

The latest release of the Xbox One app now includes party chat so you can talk to a bunch of …

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Microsoft's first Windows 10 ad is all about smiling babies

With Windows 10's launch little more than a week away, Microsoft kicked off its marketing storm last night with the first commercial for the new OS. It's a bit more direct and human than the company's infamous Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads, with a focus on children and how they're growing up with …

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Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

Should I upgrade Windows 7?

Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed an SSD (solid-state disc). It has a 2.2GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB of memory and a Blu-ray drive. I am worried about drivers. Ratish Gupta

The …

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Microsoft Surface 3 LTE goes on sale “unlocked” in the U.S., AT&T gets carrier preference for now

Three weeks after first revealing that the Surface 3 (4G LTE) device was launching in a handful of European countries, Microsoft has finally announced when it’s going to arrive for U.S. consumers — and that day is today.

The 4G Surface 3 is available through AT&T today. Business customers can get …

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Microsoft Edge is already good enough for me to drop Chrome

From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser – then still called Project Spartan – we thought it brought some interesting concepts to the table, but it was much too buggy …

Coming to Minecraft: New Ender Dragon, dual-wielding, redstone for Pocket Edition, Windows 10 beta

LONDON — A panel of Mojang developers speaking at Minecon 2015 teased a number of new features being developed for Minecraft, though they didn’t give a specific timeline for their release.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the more notable elements in the works:

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The general feeling at …

Windows 10 gets its own Minecraft, coming July 29

Minecraft: Windows 10 Beta Edition adds more controls and GameDVR support, and won't cost a dime for existing Minecraft PC owners.

How many more …

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Navigate Microsoft Edge with your keyboard

Here's how to turn on text cursor navigation, or "caret browsing" in Microsoft's new Edge browser.

Sometimes you need to copy and paste a chunk of …

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Lenovo LaVie Z series review: super light, super compromised

Microsoft to finalize Windows 10 this week

Microsoft is planning to finalize Windows 10 this week, ahead of its official launch later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is currently working on final copies of Windows 10, with a release to manufacturing (RTM) build expected later this week. RTM …

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Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update

Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.

Microsoft took …

Microsoft’s new WordPress plugin lets you directly publish your OneNote documents

Microsoft announced a new partnership today that makes it a lot easier to transfer your OneNote writings over to WordPress.

The company has created a WordPress plugin that inserts a OneNote button into your editor. When clicked, you’ll be able to search for the specific onenote page you’d like to …

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Microsoft reveals all the editions of Windows 10

While Microsoft has not yet revealed an exact date for the Windows 10 launch (other than summer), the software giant is revealing all the editions today that will be made available when the operating system is finalized. Windows 10 Home is what Microsoft calls the "consumer-focused desktop …

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Microsoft reveals Windows Universal App Platform, Xbox Live SDK...

With Mobile World Congress now in the past, it’s full steam ahead towards April 29th for Microsoft’s Build 2015 developer conference in San …

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Microsoft confirms that Spartan will be in the next Windows 10 preview release

Microsoft confirmed today at Mobile World Congress that project Spartan, the company's next browser, will be shipping in the next preview build that …

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VLC returns to iOS and launches on Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV

VLC is having a big day. The app, which is essentially the Swiss Army knife of video players, is returning to the iPhone and iPad following a long absence after the release of iOS 8. It's also launching on a ton of other platforms: it's coming to Windows Phone, Windows RT (though its download isn't …

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HP's Omen 15 Gaming Notebook Straddles The Ultrabook Line With Voodoo DNA

When industry visionary and entrepreneur Rahul Sood parted ways with HP a few years back, post-acquisition of his boutique game PC company VoodooPC, it was clear that HP had assimilated his start-up company enough such that he felt his job was done there as CTO of its gaming PC business unit. [...]

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Haier debuts trio of trim tablets

We're already seeing more tablets at Mobile World Congress 2015 than we did at CES 2015 and you can thank Haier for at least three of them. The …

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Samsung's fanless ATIV Book 9 laptop will be available on March 1st

Samsung's new ATIV Book 9 was announced this year at CES, and now it has a release date. The all-aluminum ultrabook, which looks like Samsung's strongest answer to the MacBook Air yet, will be available beginning March 1st. At 0.46-inches thick and 2.09 pounds, it's the lightest laptop in the Book …

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Windows 10 Settings menu: The Ease of Access tab

The Ease of Access tab is organized, but it could be a little more helpful.

The Ease of Access tab is where you'll find most of Windows 10's …

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Leaked Windows 10 build reveals new Xbox app and Cortana integration

Microsoft is currently readying an updated preview of Windows 10 to focus on the consumer features of the upcoming operating system. While the company plans to detail those improvements at a January press event, a consumer build (9901) has leaked out onto the web today to provide an early look at …

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New leaked video shows more Windows 10 upgrades and enhancements

Microsoft is set to show the world in January the features that will be included in Windows 10, but a leaked video today provides a good deal of information about the new OS.

Immediately noticeable is the inclusion of Cortana (Microsoft’s answer to Siri) as a major part of the user interface, a lot …

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Microsoft Sway now available for all, gets new features

Microsoft’s Sway, a new tool for telling your story without the hassle is now available for all to use without invitations.

The company said in the ten weeks since Sway’s preview website launched, it had 175,000 requests to join and a million unique visitors.

Sway is also getting a number of new …

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Windows 10 leak gives closer look at new apps, Cortana on PC

Microsoft is holding an event in January to showcase the "next chapter" of Windows 10, but a consumer build of the operating system leaked online on Sunday.

For Windows lovers who just can't wait for the big day, a video demo, above, from WinBeta shows an early version of Windows 10 in action. Some …

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Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin for Xbox and Windows digital content

Xbox and Windows users can now add money to their accounts with Bitcoin, the mysterious cryptocurrency that has made waves in the last few years for presenting the first, arguably viable, decentralized currency to compete with government-backed systems. The option to buy Xbox credit with Bitcoin …

Wireless charging for tablets is finally coming next year

We're still waiting for the Rezence standard to bring wireless charging to laptops, but Freescale is taking a big step towards making that a reality. It just announced a new wireless product that's powerful enough to recharge tablets, portable medical devices, and other large gadgets. The 15-watt …

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