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In response to Superfish, Microsoft will block adware at OS level

In response to Superfish, Microsoft will block adware at OS level

Early this year, Lenovo was placed on the hot seat after word of the Superfish adware pre-installed on many of its devices became public. Since then, there has been an increased scrutiny of similar traps that lurk within OEM computers, especially those baked inside the OS or even the firmware. In response to these kind of attacks, Microsoft announced that it will enforce a new security model starting next year that will disallow that kind of software on Windows and instead force advertisers to abide by browser features and rules.

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Microsoft delays Surface Hub and hikes price by thousands

Microsoft delays Surface Hub and hikes price by thousands

Microsoft's Surface Hub has been further delayed, with the huge touchscreen video-conferencing systems also climbing in price. The wall-mounted all-in-ones - ranging from 55-inches to a hefty 84-inches in size - went up for preorder back in July, but according to Microsoft the technology not only isn't quite ready to ship, but is in fact worth more than initially pegged.

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Windows 10 Mobile delayed until 2016 for Windows Phone 8 users

Windows 10 Mobile delayed until 2016 for Windows Phone 8 users

Bad news for Windows Phone 8 users today: you're going to be waiting a bit longer than expected before upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft has said that the update to Windows 10 Mobile, originally planned to rollout starting this month for thus running select Windows 8 and 8.1 phones, has been delayed until early 2016. An exact reason for the holdup wasn't provided by Microsoft, nor was a specific date in the coming months for when over-the-air updates would begin.

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Tobii eye-tracking supports facial recognition with Windows Hello

Tobii eye-tracking supports facial recognition with Windows Hello

Tobii is a company that has been making eye-tracking hardware for a long time. That hardware can be used for all sorts of things on a computer, including using eye movement to control aspects of video games. Tobii and Microsoft have announced that the Tobii eye-tracking platform now supports facial recognition for Windows Hello.

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Netflix rolls out Windows 10 universal app

Netflix rolls out Windows 10 universal app

While we know that Netflix continues to update and re-encode their entire library for a better back-end experience, they're also working on the front-end as well. Today the company announced that they've been working on a brand new app for Windows users, and it's about ready to roll out.

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Zkoo hand gesture tracking camera plays games and more

Zkoo hand gesture tracking camera plays games and more

A new hand gesture motion tracking camera called Zkoo has been unveiled that promises high-speed vision tech for the living room. The camera can be used on your TV to interact with existing apps and games. The Zkoo camera supports Windows PCs, Android devices, tablets, and smartphones.

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Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Review: YOGA Tab 3 Pro — it’s all about the projector

Everyone has a first: the first smartphone they owned, the first tablet they used, the first virtual reality headset they put on. For many, select Lenovo tablets will be the first tablet they've used that features an integrated projector, enabling it to beam its own screen onto the nearest wall for an anywhere-you-need-it grande display. The YOGA Tab 3 Pro is Lenovo's latest projector-toting tablet, and we recently gave it a spin to see how it fares in everyday life. Is the tablet a must-have tool for pros, or a mere novelty? Read our full review to find out!

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HP splits into HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

HP splits into HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Name the last time there was a cheap HP tablet of note? Chances are, they would have slipped past your memory or even your wallet. That is precisely the reason why HP Inc. will be cutting its ties to the low-cost low-end tablet market to focus on more pricey 2-in-1 slates, leaving the fate of HP's Android slabs in limbo. Coincidentally, this will be the first drastic measure that the company will take in order to increase profits ever since HP split into HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

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IDC: Tablet decline will hurt Android, benefit Windows

IDC: Tablet decline will hurt Android, benefit Windows

Despite the popularity of new large tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and most especially the Apple iPad Pro, market analysts International Data Corporation, more popularly known as IDC, observes and predicts a continuing decline in tablet shipments this quarter, continuing three previous consecutive quarters of decline. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your platform of choice, that's not the complete picture in years to come. The IDC also predicts a change in trends, with the market transitioning from standalone tablets over to detachable hybrids.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P50s, ThinkStation P310 launch next year

Lenovo ThinkPad P50s, ThinkStation P310 launch next year

Alongside its newly launched ThinkPad P40 Yoga comes Lenovo’s ThinkPad P50s, a mobile workstation that strikes a compromise between portability, cost and performance, as well as the ThinkStation P310, an entry-level PC with some “high-end workstation” tech. Both of the machines were unveiled at Autodesk University 2015, and will be available starting in Q1 2016 at different price points.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: the first multimode mobile workstation

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: the first multimode mobile workstation

At Autodesk University 2015, Lenovo took the wraps off a trio of new machines, the most notable of which is its latest business-grade Yoga machine, the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga. The company describes its newest Yoga as a high-performance mobile workstation, and it is targeted at those who need portability without a sacrifice in reliability and computing power. Everyone from those working on “the latest Hollywood blockbuster” to engineers with demanding needs are targeted.

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NuAns Neo is the stylish Lumia 950 alternative for Japan

NuAns Neo is the stylish Lumia 950 alternative for Japan

Microsoft's new Lumia 950 just debuted last week, making it the first official Windows 10 smartphone available in the US. But while the device has a number of impressive features, they are mostly all tied to the software side of things. The Lumia 950's design is a tad uninspired, to say the least. However, NuAns, a Japanese design start-up, has just announced the Neo, a Windows 10 phone with enough design options to make even other platform devices jealous.

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