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EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review: budget gaming’s new king

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Review: budget gaming’s new king

NVIDIA reveals the GeForce GTX 950 graphics card, a sweet spot for gamers not aiming to break the bank for competition-level play. This graphics card will cost you a cool $160 USD - depending on the model you opt for - and it'll be sitting kindly alongside cards like the slightly smaller GTX 750 Ti. This card isn't meant to battle at 4K, but to keep your pocketbook from starting on fire as it delivers graphics on the higher end of 1080p. Still using a monitor you bought four years ago and feel comfortable with using today? Have a peek at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950.

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Parallels Desktop 11 for Windows 10 on Mac: here’s what’s new

Parallels Desktop 11 for Windows 10 on Mac: here’s what’s new

Apple computers will soon be able to take advantage of Windows 10 apps with Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac. This software is the newest in a line of software from Parallels that allows for more functionality between operating systems than Apple's own "Boot Camp" does alone. Here the key is "Coherence" mode, allowing you to open Windows 10 apps the same way you would the same app in a standard Windows 10 environment. This includes Cortana, as you might have already guessed.

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Review: Acer Aspire E15 Windows 10 laptop

Review: Acer Aspire E15 Windows 10 laptop

Acer has new laptops running Windows 10 in the pipeline, and we've gotten our hands on one of the first models among them: the Acer Aspire E15 laptop running Windows 10. This is part of Acer's E Series Windows 10 notebooks, and arrives at the same time as the maker's new Acer Liquid M220 smartphone. Both the new laptop and the smartphone sport the same design stylings; brand fans will find the two together complement each other well. How does the laptop hold up in everyday life, though? Read our full SlashGear Review to find out!

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Unreal wants you to mod dinosaur world with the ARK Dev Kit

Unreal wants you to mod dinosaur world with the ARK Dev Kit

This week the folks at Studio Wildcard and Epic Games have teamed up with Alienware to encourage creative folks to go wild in dinosaur-land. In the world of ARK, that is, a video game where the ancient world and the modern world mix in an absolutely wild open world environment. To begin, users need to sign up for a free Unreal account and download the ARK Dev Kit - which is no small task due to its size.

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Lenovo responds to Service Engine BIOS software debacle

Lenovo responds to Service Engine BIOS software debacle

Just when the Superfish fiasco has blown over, Lenovo is yet again being dragged into the hot seat for yet another potential security risk done for the sake of installing bloatware. The Lenovo Service Engine or LSE, which for sure will soon have a more degratory moniker, was discovered to be modifying particular Windows system files, which in turn downloads a special Lenovo software (a.k.a blaotware). The real kicker here is that LSE continues to work its magic behind the scenes even if you reformat and reinstall Windows.

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Microsoft: glitch preventing Windows 10 store downloads will be fixed soon

Microsoft: glitch preventing Windows 10 store downloads will be fixed soon

While Microsoft's much-anticipated (or dreaded, depending on your situation) rollout of Windows 10 has been fairly smooth for most users, this weekend a bug surfaced that prevented some from being able to download app updates from the Windows Store. Users that are affected say they haven't been able to sign into the store, preventing them from either downloading new apps or getting updates for apps they already have installed.

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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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