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RIP: Microsoft is killing Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 next week

RIP: Microsoft is killing Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 next week

Bad news for those who use older versions of Microsoft Windows, good news for just about everyone else on the planet: Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 are finally being killed off next Tuesday. January 12th is the browsers' official "end of life" date, or when Microsoft will no longer support them with updates and security fixes. On that date, the company will be releasing a patch to encourage current users to upgrade to IE 11, which will be supported for a bit longer, or Microsoft's new Edge browser.

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Samsung Notebook 9 13.3 and 15 hands-on: MacBook killer contenders

Samsung Notebook 9 13.3 and 15 hands-on: MacBook killer contenders

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed their Notebook 9 line in both 13.3-inch and 15-inch models. Today we're having a look at both of these devices, while we wait for a third model - a Notebook 9 13.3-inch model with Windows Professional - coming in early 2016. Both of these notebooks will be available very soon as well, within that same launch window (early 2016). Both of these first notebooks roll with Windows 10 right out of the box.

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HP ENVY Phoenix is “Certified VR ready” for HTC VIVE

HP ENVY Phoenix is “Certified VR ready” for HTC VIVE

HP has officially teamed up with HTC to deliver a PC that they suggest is "certified virtual reality (VR) ready" - for the HTC VIVE specifically. Of course there are many computers already out in the wild that are ready to roll with virtual reality devices like the HTC VIVE, but this is the first such PC that HTC has officially given their blessing to work well with the VR headset they'll be releasing later this year. The PC will be available for purchase separate from the headset, and it wont be alone by the time the headset is released, of that you can be reasonably sure.

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LG gram 13-inch: maybe this is Windows’ MacBook killer?

LG gram 13-inch: maybe this is Windows’ MacBook killer?

LG has quietly revealed the LG gram 13-inch, a laptop that runs Windows 10 and looks to take on the ubiquitous simplicity of the best-selling notebook in the industry. This machine has a 13-inch Full HD (1080p) display and a body that is 1/2-inch thin and weighs in at 980 grams. The outer bits are made from "durable magnesium alloy" and inside you'll find a newest-gen Intel i5 Core Processor. This device will come in several colors, one of which is Snow White - another of which is Gold.

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HP Pavilion x2 12″ adds USB-C and bigger screen to budget convertible

HP Pavilion x2 12″ adds USB-C and bigger screen to budget convertible

HP's Pavilion X2 proved to be a budget Windows 10 detachable tablet surprise, and now it's getting a bigger brother. Launched at CES 2016 this week, the HP Pavilion x2 12" bumps the display from 10-inches to 12-inches, but keeps the easily-docked tablet display and removable keyboard section that turns the x2 from a notebook to a slate and vice-versa.

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HP EliteBook Folio hands-on: Is this Windows’ MacBook killer?

HP EliteBook Folio hands-on: Is this Windows’ MacBook killer?

Apple's 12-inch MacBook has some real competition, and it's wearing an HP badge. The HP EliteBook Folio G1 might not have the snappy name of its OS X rival, but the Windows 10 ultraportable certainly addresses some of the key criticisms fired at the sleek - but port-lite - Apple machine.

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HP Spectre X360 15″ adds 4K to slick convertible

HP Spectre X360 15″ adds 4K to slick convertible

If bigger is better then HP's new Spectre X360 15", a larger version of its coveted X360 convertible, is onto a winner. Scaling up the touchscreen Windows 10 notebook from 13.3- to 15.6-inches, the new Spectre still keeps the machined aluminum body and clever hinge design, but now offers up to 4K resolution.

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Lenovo LINK 32GB hands-on: mirroring Android onto Windows

Lenovo LINK 32GB hands-on: mirroring Android onto Windows

Lenovo wants to make it easier to get things done on your phone, and it’s making that possible with its new Lenovo LINK 32GB dongle. With this, users are able to connect their Android devices to their Windows laptop, mirroring the mobile device’s display onto the Windows machine. From there, the laptop’s own controls can be used to operate the Android device.

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Lenovo’s new ideacentre, ideapad devices target gamers and more

Lenovo’s new ideacentre, ideapad devices target gamers and more

Lenovo has introduced a bunch of laptops and tablets as part of its CES 2016 lineup, but if you prefer desktops over the more portable options, the company has a few new models that will meet your needs. The latest ideacentre expansion brings in the gaming-centric Y900 Razer Edition alongside the curved Y27g gaming monitor, as well as the ideacentre 610S home desktop PC and ideacentre all-in-one 510S. Joining those are a few ideapad laptops, too, rounding out the offerings.

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Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Compared to running the very same OS on a smartwatch, seeing Windows 95 booting up on a New Nintendo 3DS might look tame in comparison. It could potentially also be more useful. Perhaps that is why there is a bit more excitement surrounding this port of one Microsoft's earliest operating systems to Nintendo's current gaming handheld. While the project might be a big deal for a holiday vacation project, the biggest question perhaps will be "what now?".

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Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s popular X1 product lineup is getting a big expansion in coming weeks, not the least of which is the addition of yet another ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Joining the new Carbon model will be a more flexible alternative, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. For those who prefer more portability, the line is also getting the X1 Tablet, and it is catering to more traditional needs with the ThinkCentre X1 all-in-one desktop and the ThinkVision X1 monitor.

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Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo ideapad Y700 Review: a powerful (and heavy) gaming laptop

Lenovo has a new gaming laptop that obviously follows in the footsteps of its Y50 and other past gaming machines, but with updated features and hardware to tackle the industry’s most demanding games. The Lenovo ideapad Y700 gaming laptop features the same red-on-black design and angular mean-looking design elements as the maker's past gaming PCs, not to mention quite a heavy weight. We recently took the Y700 for a spin to see what all it can take; read our full review to see our results!

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