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Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

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Building virtual PCs in PC Building Simulator

PC Building Simulator says it teaches you how to build your own computer. Is it true? PCWorld's PC gurus put it to the test.

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The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

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Mingis on Tech: Diving into Windows 10 Creators Update and the future of OSes

Coming soon to a PC near you: Windows 10 Creators Update. But what's much less certain is what comes after that for PCs, and Macs and mobile devices. A voice-activated future, anyone?

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Surface Studio First Look: Features and specs

You know Microsoft's Surface Studio is different as soon as you see the gorgeous display and try the innovative touch experience. Here's what it was like for us.

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Microsoft completes Windows 10 customized for China's government

Microsoft has finished a version of Windows 10 for China's government and state-owned businesses, and is ready to begin selling the software.

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ARM steps up chip performance to catch up with Intel, AMD

Can ARM chips compete neck-and-neck with Intel and AMD on benchmarks? That could be happening sooner than you think.

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Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs

Some users are reporting that one of this week's Windows 10 updates crippled their PCs.

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Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors

Microsoft has stopped issuing updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who run Kaby Lake, Bristol Ridge and Qualcomm’s 8996 processor or newer.

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Super rare functioning Apple I computer could fetch hundreds of thousands at auction

An auction house in May will look for the highest bidding fanboy or fangirl who'd like to get his or her hands on what it claims is just one of 8 functioning Apple I computers.

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Qualcomm pushing vague term "platforms" over "processors" for Snapdragon line

Qualcomm's plea this week to start referring to its Snapdragon processors as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform reminds me of my early days at Network World when every vendor insisted it was selling a "solution" and not a switch...

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Pi Day, Remembrances of Pis Past, competitor corner, STEM and SKULLS

Since we’ve just had a Raspberry Pi anniversary, you might think that it’s excessive to trumpet another Pi-related holiday just one week later, but, well, Tuesday was Pi Day, this is the Internet, and I’m afraid that’s just the way...

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AMD reveals Ryzen 5 prices as it sidesteps performance questions

We now know Ryzen 5's prices (starting at $169) and release date (April 11). What we still don't know is the performance.

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The wireless spectrum sharing mover and shaker you might not know

When the CBRS Alliance introduced itself early last year as an outfit bent on promoting LTE services across shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, five out of the six founding members’ names — Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus —...

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Google Chrome extension ScaleUp can make your in-flight Wi-Fi fly

Northwestern University researchers have devised a Google Chrome browser extension that might just help you get your money's worth for in-flight Wi-Fi.

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Spy agency, DOE, see China nearing supercomputing leadership

China's computing efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and may undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy, a new report warns.

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Microsoft stays security bulletins' termination

Microsoft today postponed the retirement of the security bulletins it uses to describe in detail each month's slate of vulnerabilities and patches.

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FBI trained Geek Squad techs on law-enforcement tactics, new records show

Evidence shows the FBI trained Best Buy's Geek Squad technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics. Best Buy denies the claim.

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