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Lenovo P70 — a 17″ mobile workstation for demanding pros

Lenovo P70 — a 17″ mobile workstation for demanding pros

Joining Lenovo’s newly introduced P50 model comes the larger P70 mobile workstation. This model features a larger 17-inch display, trading the thinner and lighter design of the P50 model for more screen real estate. The laptop comes packed with features that demanding professionals require: Lenovo says it is made for high-end users in everything from the media to the oil and gas industries. Its’ features trump the P50 in a couple notable ways, such as having two Intel Thunderbolt 3 ports instead of one.

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Lenovo P50 laptop is maker’s thinnest, lightest workstation

Lenovo P50 laptop is maker’s thinnest, lightest workstation

Lenovo has introduced its new ThinkPad P series laptops at the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference. Among the new laptops is the ThinkPad P50 model, a mobile workstation that is designed to be both light and thin while retaining a large screen and the extensive features professionals require. Lenovo brags that this is the lightest and thinnest model among its mobile workstations with a full array of features. The laptop includes a 15.6 inch Ultra HD 4K display, and is a follow-up to the previous ThinkPad W541 model.

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Windows 10’s forced updates are causing trouble already

Windows 10’s forced updates are causing trouble already

Color us surprised. One of Windows 10's most controversial features, or misfeature for some, seems to already be wrecking havoc for users not even a month after its launch. While the theory and the intent behind forcing updates may be understandable, even laudable in some aspect, its implementation definitely leaves much to be desired. One recent case practically gets Windows 10 stuck in an seemingly endless loop of trying to upgrade, failing, rebooting, and trying again, only to fail. Rinse and repeat, and you've got one very irate customer.

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Windows RT will have its Start Menu too. Somewhat.

Windows RT will have its Start Menu too. Somewhat.

Microsoft already put Windows RT on life support though it did promise an update that will at least help keep the infamous Windows stepchild around for a bit longer. That update will be coming next month already and the highlight, and perhaps only highlight, of Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 is that it will have a Start Menu. Yes, Windows RT might also be getting that fancy new Windows 10 look, but don't get your hopes up. It's all going to be just a facade.

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Ten Tips and Tricks for Windows 10

Ten Tips and Tricks for Windows 10

So Windows 10 has been out for more than a week and, if you were in any way immersed in Microsoft or Windows news, you probably are already aware of how it fared. Maybe you even read our hands-on after spending a week with the latest version of the most popular, or even unpopular operating system in the world. But if you're just receiving the update now and are about to embark on the journey for yourself, what are the tools you need to bring? Where are the pit stops you need to make? Here are our top ten favorites.

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Windows Bridge aims at porting over iOS developers

Windows Bridge aims at porting over iOS developers

An open source piece of software by the name of Windows Bridge for iOS has Microsoft aiming to bring in developers galore. After releasing Windows 10 as a "free upgrade" for "over 190 markets" this past week, Microsoft is aiming for iOS developers with software previously known as Project Islandwood. While the final version may not be open source - we'll have to wait and see - between now and this fall, Microsoft is staying open for the masses.

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A Week with Windows 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A Week with Windows 10: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

It seems almost surreal to think that it has already been a week since Microsoft unleashed Windows 10 to the world. Or at least to those not privy to Insider previews. In that short span of time, a lot has already been said about the latest, and supposedly the last, version of Windows. As expected, not all of them are good, but not all of them are bad either. Here are some of the top five things you can expect to experience when your time finally comes to upgrade.

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Forget dull PowerPoints, Microsoft Sway graduates to Windows 10

Forget dull PowerPoints, Microsoft Sway graduates to Windows 10

Microsoft's Sway, its post-PowerPoint vision for presentations that viewers don't dread, has graduated preview status and is now available for anybody to try. Launched back in October 2014, Sway automatically massages images, text, videos, and other media into a more palatable format, complete with transitions and automatic resizing to suit devices from smartphones through to big displays. Meanwhile, Sway also gets its Windows 10 app today, too.

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Yahoo’s ads spread malware via hackers, vulnerable Flash

Yahoo’s ads spread malware via hackers, vulnerable Flash

Yahoo was recently hit by hackers who used its advertisements to deliver malware to an unspecified number of visitors on several of its own websites, it has been revealed. The malware campaign carried on for a full 7-day week before Yahoo, having been alerted by the researchers who discovered it, took it down. Yahoo says it is investigating the matter, and though it has not revealed how many people were affected, it said through a spokesperson that the initial reports "grossly misrepresented" the scale of the attack.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leaks

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leaks

Microsoft may have been focusing on Windows 10 lately, but it also has a pair of flagship smartphones in the pipeline, photos of one of which have now leaked. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL - otherwise known by their codenames, Talkman and Cityman - are expected to make their official debut in September or October this year, but the larger Lumia 950 XL has apparently escaped early in prototype form, at least.

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HoloLens release “within the next year” for devs

HoloLens release “within the next year” for devs

Microsoft's HoloLens head-worn augmented reality computer is expected to begin shipping within the next year, though consumers will still be left waiting. The unusual headset, which overlays digital graphics on top of the real world, allowing them to be virtually manipulated as if sharing the space of the wearer, will initially be targeted at developers and enterprise users. According to comments by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, meanwhile, the consumer device journey may take considerably longer.

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Windows 10’s first 24 hours nets 14 million installs

Windows 10’s first 24 hours nets 14 million installs

It's definitely been a busy few days for Microsoft. The jury, or at least most of them, is till out on whether Windows 10 has hit all the marks and early reports are as varied as the colors of the rainbow. That said, that hasn't stopped the rollout of the update to devices, both for Windows Insiders and regular users and now Microsoft is taking a quick breather just to tell how things have gone and to subtly remind everyone to get their devices ready.

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