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I was very excited to attend a developer training session for HoloLens. I learned a lot about how the platform works behind the scenes, including the 5 different types of interaction it allows. Did you know it does Spatial Audio (objects sound louder or quieter depending on how far away they are!)
Microsoft's HoloLens looks like the biggest computing breakthrough in years. Here's everything that's known about the exciting wearable technology, along with what we're still looking to find out.
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"The joke in the engineering team is that we really should have called it Window 8" -- Microsoft Exec David Treadwell #Build2015
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Microsoft's annual developer conference keynote was filled with important news, but most of it was targeted at programmers and IT managers. These are 5 important takeaways from Build that everyone should care about.
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Fast enough to power two monitors with 20 browser tabs open and 4K video playing the background. Not bad for something that weighs 2 ounces.
The Intel Compute stick is the smallest full-fledged Windows PC you can buy, and it's quite capable for the price.
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I read that review earlier. They aren't wrong about anything per se but they are taking the perspective of a very mainstream consumer. I feel inspired to write a response.
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Smartwatches like Apple's aren't "nice-to-have" luxuries. They're time-saving gadgets that can give you greater control over your digital life and health.
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Microsoft is touting Project Spartan as a replacement to Internet Explorer, but the alpha version is inferior to IE in all of our tests.
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I use Firefox in full screen browser mode to maximize screen space.
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Many questions about Windows 10's "free upgrade" program.
Summary:Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on every PC worldwide, which is why they're offering it as a free upgrade to everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1. But the company's obsession with "genuine" Windows threatens to scuttle that grand plan.
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Microsoft: Our cloud service can help farmers detect when their cows go into estrus. It's the "hottest app in heat."
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that just made someone at Microsoft's week
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If you got a Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, it probably came with its fair share of bloatware. Here's what to keep / toss from the preloaded apps on the major U.S. carriers. BTW, Verizon is the worst, preloading over two dozen pieces of bloatware, including 3 different Candy Crush games, 5 Amazon apps and Uber.
We list all Galaxy S6 bloatware by carrier, recommend which apps to remove and explain why you may want to keep some others.
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I'm proud to present Tom's Guide's Best Mini PCs of 2015 list. If you're looking for a new computer and you don't need or want a laptop, a mini PC is a great choice. I think my next PC will be a mini PC.
These mini PCs run Windows or Mac OS X, but can fit in your hand. Here are top picks for family-use, gaming, business and home theater.
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Good to know. I haven't seen DisplayLink for a few years. 
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Beware of unsolicited calls from people claiming that something is wrong with your computer and that they can fix it. Here's how to tell a legit call from a scam.
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My month with Windows 10: Is it ready for primetime? Is the Start menu really back? How helpful is Cortana? http://www.tomsguide.com/us/windows-10-technical-preview,news-20686.html
After using Windows 10 Technical Preview as my main OS for over a month, I've found a lot to like about the new operating system, but more than a few bugs and disappointing problems.
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