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This Windows 11 update could seriously boost your SSD

The latest Windows 11 preview path could help address issues where SSD drives weren't performing at their peak.
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Windows 11 may get the 3D emojis we were promised

There's now an indication that Microsoft is still working on 3D emoji for Windows 11, as originally promised.
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Windows 11 still has this one major advantage over MacOS

When it comes to getting work done and multitasking, Windows 11 is still the better operating system over MacOS.
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Microsoft stopped the largest DDoS attack ever reported

Microsoft mitigated a DDoS attack on an Azure server in Asia with a throughput of 3.47 Tbps, making it one of the largest attacks in history.
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Windows 11’s best multitasking feature is getting even better

Windows 11's Snap Layouts feature is getting a big visual improvement, as spotted in the latest Dev Channel build.
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Windows 11 had a big four months. Here’s what’s coming next

It's been four months since Windows 11 was released, and Microsoft is now talking about what's coming up next for the operating system.
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Elgato’s Stream Deck Pedal helps your feet be productive

Elgato has launched the Stream Deck Pedal, a new tactile foot controller with three zones for various functions.
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How to customize the Windows 11 Start Menu

If you want to give your PC a new look, then you can tweak the Start Menu in Windows 11. Here's how to do so in a few steps.
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The drawing experience on Chromebooks to get a major boost

Google is working on improving palm rejection on certain Chromebook models. This can boost the experience of drawing and notetaking apps.
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How to enable TPM 2.0 on your PC

If you're planning on installing Windows 11, you'll need to have a PC with TPM 2.0 enabled. Here's how to turn it on.
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A Dell XPS Chromebook could once again be in the works

A listing from Google's Chromium Gerrit tool suggests that a Dell-branded XPS Chromebook might be in the works.
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This Samsung folding laptop idea is unlike any you’ve seen

Samsung has patented a flexible screen laptop that's unlike any other, where the laptop can fold into a compact block.
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Windows 11 makes some noise with oft-requested design change

Microsoft is beta testing a long-requested key design change for the volume sliders in Windows 11.
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4 Slack features that Microsoft Teams desperately needs

Slack and Microsoft Teams are two of the most popular communication apps, but Slack has some features that Teams desperately needs.
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This change to Alt + Tab in Windows 11 is making people very happy

In a boost for multitasking, Microsoft is testing improving the Alt+Tab experience in Windows 11 so that it's cleaner.
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ViewSonic’s new monitors are catered for next-generation gamers

ViewSonic has introduced a series of new monitors and projectors with next-generation technologies.
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Google now has its own way of making Android phones and Windows more compatible

Later this year, it will be possible to pair your Android phone to your Windows PC and do more cross-device tasks.
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Lenovo Yoga 9i hands-on review: Sight for sore eyes

Lenovo's new Yoga 9i is a laptop that has everything you might need for multimedia consumption.
The Thinkbook Plus Gen 3 with Windows 11.

ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 hands-on reviews: A laptop unlike any other

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is a laptop that does things no other laptop has done before, and it's really cool and weird.
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MSI branches out with a new microphone, keyboard with custom switches

MSI has expanded its reach a bit by launching keyboard switches and a new podcasting microphone.
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BenQ’s new 4K HDR projector is designed with gamers in mind

At CES 2022, BenQ announced a 4K HDR projector for gamers, one of the first of its kind on the marker today.
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The Surface Studio 3 might not be dead after all

Microsoft could finally release a Surface Studio 3 in the year 2022, as a follow-up to the Surface Studio from 2018.
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Tom Brady smashed a Microsoft Surface. The NFL warned him not to do it again

Tom Brady chucked a Microsoft Surface tablet on the sidelines of a NFL game and broke it, and now the league has warned him to not do it again.
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Common bloatware to uninstall on your new laptop

Purchased a new laptop recently? Here's how you can reclaim some storage by removing the unnecessary apps known as bloatware.
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Change these 5 settings on your new Windows laptop

Purchased a new laptop? We've got a look at some of the top settings you can change to help make the most out of your new device.
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This conceptual mouse has a crazy idea for storing your games

XPG, a brand known for its gaming accessories, recently revealed the XPG Vault, a new USB-C mouse with an SSD built right inside.
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Beware: The latest BIOS updates might wreck your Dell, Alienware, or Inspiron PC

Dell Latitude 5320 and 5520 laptops, Inspiron 5680 desktop, and the Alienware Aurora R8 owners are reporting a BIOS update that wrecks their PC.
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How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Microsoft once had a free upgrade process to Windows 10, but no longer. However, there are still ways that you can upgrade your Windows 7 PC to Windows 10.
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How to download Vimeo videos to your PC and phone

Vimeo is a streaming video site with an abundance of interesting videos to offer. Here's how to download them, using both online and offline video downloaders.
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Hey, Bingo? Steve Ballmer nearly changed Cortana’s name in last act at Microsoft

In a newsletter written by a former Microsoft employee, the origin story of Cortana reveals how the assistant could have been called Bingo.
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New Apple M2 chip could come sooner than expected, says new rumor

A new rumor suggests some rumors that Apple's next-generation M2 silicon could come in the second half of 2022.
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How to type symbols and letters with accent marks

You may not know it, but there are a slew of symbols and characters that you can type with keyboard shortcuts. Here's how to type them in Windows 10 or MacOS.
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This futuristic haptic vest should make virtual reality feel more realistic

Skinetic is a new haptic vest that should make virtual reality experiences feel a lot more realistic. 
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One-to-one Microsoft Teams video calls can now be end-to-end encrypted

Microsoft is now rolling out end-to-end encryption on one-to-one video calls in Microsoft Teams as a step toward safer private meetings.