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IBM shows how fast its brain-like chip can learn

Developing a computer that can be as decisive and intelligent as humans is on IBM's mind, and it's making progress toward achieving that goal.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: Brilliant OLED color and performance to spare

The OLED version of the X1 Yoga is a fantastic blend of incredible display and great hardware.

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This $139 computer can be a PC or robot and will run Windows 10 desktop

Many Raspberry Pi-like developer boards are available, but most can't run Microsoft's Windows 10 desktop OS. OS versatility is a strong suit of the new SolidRun Q4 board.

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Lenovo laptops refuse to run Linux due to storage woes, not Microsoft evildoing

Lenovo's Windows 10 PCs can't run Linux due to RAID storage conflicts, not Microsoft intervention.

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Save Big on Select Chromebooks Through 9/26 Only on Amazon - Deal Alert

Many popular Chromebook models are discounted on Amazon, through 9/26 only.

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Black Friday 2016 tech ads will be leaking before you know it

Black Friday is still about 2 months away, but the first ad leaks touting bargains on everything from the latest iPhones to tablets, TVs and PCs could surface by the end of next month.

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Microsoft sues repeat software pirate who owes company $1.2M from prior case

Microsoft has sued a Wisconsin man for allegedly selling stolen Windows and Office activation codes and said he still owes the company $1.2 million from an earlier judgment.

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Microsoft adds SMB support to retail outlets

Microsoft Stores will have SMB Zones, offering products and services for small and midsize businesses.

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Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

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See how an SSD works

What's inside your PC's storage? We took a screwdriver to a dead hard drive and SSD to reveal the inner workings of these vital components.

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Intel's new PC, IoT chief brings fresh ideas to the veteran chip maker

IDG News Service spoke with Venkata Renduchintala, Intel's second-in-command, on a range of topics including VR headsets, IoT, automotive cars and competitors and the decision to cut products.

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Strength in PCs leads Intel to raise Q3 revenue guidance

The PC market is showing signs of recovery, with Intel increasing its revenue guidance based on improved chip shipments.

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Windows 10 haters: Try Linux on Kaby Lake chips with Dell's new XPS 13

Rejoice Linux fans; the OS will work on laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake chips.

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Microsoft sets dead date for Insider builds

Microsoft will soon pull the plug on older builds of its Windows 10 previews to force testers to either abandon the program or update to the newest version.

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The most secure home computer ever

ORWL's secure PC is hardened against physical attacks, using technology you might find in a bank's ATM.

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Intel will be at 10nm for many years

The launch date for Intel's 10-nanometer technology has been pushed back two years, and a job listing indicates the move to 7nm could be delayed until 2022.

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Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

Goodbye, product key; hello, digital license. Learn more about the changes here.

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InFocus' MondoPad Ultra exposes weaknesses in Microsoft's Surface Hub

Competition is good, and InFocus' huge MondoPad Ultra all-in-one highlights some shortcomings in Microsoft's Surface Hub touchscreen computers.

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