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Oculus Touch VR controller unboxing

Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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Next big Amazon post Black Friday tech deal bonanza comes Dec. 12 and Microsoft go beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 deals with 12 Days of Deals offers featuring plenty of tech products, including Fire tablets and Windows PCs.

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Windows 10 posts user-share gains after multi-month stall

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security

Here's what data each telemetry level collects and the price you pay to send the least telemetry to Microsoft

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Joe Belfiore returns to Microsoft to put more ads in Windows 10

Joe Belfiore, previous head of the Windows Phone initiative, has returned to Microsoft where he’ll be responsible for ads in Windows 10.

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Microsoft declares summer's Windows 10 upgrade fit for business

Microsoft has pushed its Windows 10 August upgrade to the Current Branch for Business release track.

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Windows could get design language overhaul

Microsoft is working on a new design language: Microsoft Design Language 2 (MDL2), or Project NEON. It’s expected be rolled into a major Windows 10 update.


How to defer Windows 10 updates

Windows 10 forces updates on home users, but Windows 10 Pro users can slow down feature upgrades if they want.

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Hottest Cyber Monday 2016 Google & Microsoft tech deals

Android and Windows deals are aplenty on Cyber Monday 2016 from retailers such as Dell, Target and Best Buy.

20 ways to hate Windows 10 less

Windows 10 annoyances and solutions

Problems are less frequent with Windows 10 compared to earlier operating systems, but seem to be more annoying when they do occur. Here are some suggestions.

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Cyber Monday 2016 tech deals sampler features Dell, Walmart

The line between what constitutes a Black Friday 2016 deal and a Cyber Monday one has pretty much disappeared, but what we have here are a handful of tech deals specifically available for Cyber Monday, which is Nov. 28.

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Microsoft embraces open source in the cloud and on-premises

Microsoft is positioning itself as the software vendor of choice for enterprises that maintain hybrid cloud environments, and it's opening its arms to Linux and open source software to do it.

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Microsoft is replacing the CMD prompt with PowerShell

In the latest build of Windows 10, Microsoft replaces the Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell.

20 ways to hate Windows 10 less

20 ways to hate Windows 10 less

These tips and tricks will make the parts of Win10 that you actually use work better

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50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

Some have begun referring to this month as Black November since pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have all blended together. Not all the supposed deals are actually deals at all – in many cases, the retailers are...

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Best Black Friday 2016 Windows deals

Microsoft, Best Buy, Staples and other retailers roll out the Windows laptop and tablet offers for Black Friday 2016


Microsoft Surface Pro Intel i7 review's senior writer Sarah White puts this updated Surface Book with Performance Base through its paces to see what this thoroughbred device can do.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux,...

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