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Future MacBooks could have wireless charging built into their palm rests

Apple patents suggest the use of two-way charging coils in places like the trackpad, palm rest, as well as rear casing of MacBook laptops.

For the first time in 14 years, AMD beats Intel in PassMark desktop market share

Intel briefly fell behind AMD in the desktop CPU market share, according to new data from the benchmarking firm, PassMark. The AMD lead was up to near 1.6%
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Windows 7 has been dead for a year, but 100 million PCs still use it

Despite the end of support for Windows 7, a large group of 100 million people could still be holding onto it heading into the start of 2021. 
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Windows 10X: Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, explained

Microsoft has delayed the release of Windows 10X on dual-screen devices. Rumor has it that Windows 10X might be coming to new single-screen laptops instead.
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Adobe Premiere Pro is now optimized in beta for Apple M1 Macs

Beta testers can now enjoy Apple M1-optimized versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition
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Microsoft is designing its own ARM-based processor for Surface and cloud servers

Microsoft is working on an in-house processor with ARM-based designs. It could not only be used to power data centers, but also the Surface line of computers.
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The next version of Windows 10 might have Parallax 3D effects on the lock screen

The first major change to the lock screen since Windows 8 could be coming to Windows 10. It rumored to be getting support for Parallax 3D effects.
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Why 2021 could finally be an exciting year for Windows

2020 was a boring year for Microsoft, due to the global pandemic. But 2021 is shaping up to be more exciting, with lots of new things for WIndows.
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Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel now run faster on Apple’s new M1 Macs

Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are now all optimized and able to take full advantage of the new Apple custom silicon.
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The Surface Pro X can finally run all Windows apps

A new build from the Windows 10 Insider dev channel expands the capability of ARM-based laptops and PCs.
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Some iPhone 12s keep dropping 5G — here’s what you can do to fix it

Some iPhone 12 models keep dropping 5G and LTE service, showing "No Service" at points throughout the day. Here's how you can fix it.
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New Apple products could be coming next week, internal AppleCare Memo suggests

Apple could be releasing new products next week, according to an internal AppleCare-related memo.
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Windows 10 can run better virtualized on Apple’s M1 Macs than on Surface Pro X

Windows 10 and some ARM-based Windows 10 apps can perform better when virtualized on Apple's new M1 Macs versus running natively on a native ARM-device.

Bitcoin sets new all-time high value of over $19,800, before falling again

The price of Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high, but it didn't last for long, quickly falling several percent points to hover around the $19,000 per-coin-mark.
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Apple MacBook Air at new cheapest-ever price for Cyber Monday

Amazon's Cyber Monday sale is bringing the MacBook Air to one of its cheapest ever prices.
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Latest Apple iMac prices slashed at Amazon for Black Friday

Amazon has some of the best Black Friday iMac deals, cutting prices lower on entry-level as well as mid-range models.
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Mac Mini Price slashed to new low at B&H Photo for Black Friday

Apple's compact desktop computer with the new Apple silicon is down to its lowest price ever thanks to B&H's Black Friday deals and a $60 savings.

Intel’s concerns about AMD CPU performance, laptop battery life raise eyebrows

Intel seems concerned about the performance of AMD laptops. But some argue that Intel's methodology is flawed.
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Microsoft Teams gets more personal with new preview features on desktop, web

Microsoft is bringing personal features to Teams, including the ability to switch between work and personal accounts and chat on mobile without the app.

Bitcoin price surges past $18,000, approaching its all-time high

Bitcoin, the world's most popular form of cryptocurrency, is surging in price. Prices on the digital currency hit above $18,000 before dropping again.
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Microsoft’s ‘Pluton’ could bring Xbox protections to PC CPUs

Microsoft teamed up with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm to work on a new security chip. Code-named Pluton, the chip helps thwart exploits like Spectre and Meltdown.
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Apple M1 MacBooks vs. Microsoft Surface Pro X: Which company does ARM best?

Apple is not alone in its journey to bring its own custom ARM-based chipset to its MacBook devices. Microsoft went there first. So, how do the two compare?
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Apple refreshes its MacBook Air, Pro, and Mini lineup with the new M1 processor

Apple revealed the first Mac models powered by the M1 CPU. The MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini all have been refreshed with the new chipset.
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Razer Book 13, a new productivity laptop, aimed at taking on the Dell XPS 13

Razer is announcing the Razer Book 13, a new productivity laptop designed with high-performance, productivity, and Razer's traditional design in mind.

Windows 10 could look and feel a lot different in 2021

Microsoft is rumored to be planning an overhaul of Windows 10. Code-named Sun Valley, it could be coming in late 2021 as part of a release code-named Cobalt.
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Windows 10’s October 2020 update is more than the sum of its parts

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update delivers some small, but refining changes to a nearly five-year-old operating system.
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The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is out now. Here’s what to expect

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is officially here. It brings small changes, such as an improved Start Menu, Alt+Tab to browse through tabs in Edge, more.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: A sensible compromise

The Surface Laptop Go is the latest entry to the Surface family, and it has almost everything you need to be your go-to laptop for productivity.
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Microsoft Edge is getting updates to help you shop smarter this holiday season

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge web browser and its Bing search engine are getting some new features to help you shop smarter this coming holiday season.
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HP serves up a 5G-enabled Spectre x360 13 and redesigned Spectre x360 14

HP is introducing a portfolio of new Spectre x360 products, including a 5G-connected Spectre x360 13 and a newly redesigned Spectre x360 14.
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Microsoft unveils the budget-friendly Surface Laptop Go and new Surface Pro X

For its fall and holiday 2020 lineup, Microsoft is launching a refreshed Surface Pro X model, as well as a new 12.5-inch Surface Laptop Go.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go vs. Apple MacBook Air: Which is the better buy?

Microsoft just launched the 12.5 inch Surface Laptop Go, and it now competes with Apple's MacBook Air. We compare their design, specs, and portability.
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HP’s Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition is a VR headset that knows when your pulse is up

The HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition is a new VR headset for commercial experiences. It also features a face camera, heart rate tracker, as well as eye-tracking.

A new stand-alone version of Office is coming to Windows and Mac in 2021

Microsoft confirmed that it will be bringing Office 2021, a version of Office for PC and Mac which doesn't require a subscription, in the second half of 2021.