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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

There's a new version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch model in the world today, and it might be a bigger deal than it seems. I don't mean that this is a "deal" like it's inexpensive so much as I mean that the price drop could signal a turning point in the PC industry. At last, it could be, that the Windows laptop will be available from the top names for prices that won't break the bank.

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Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

The Razer Kraken X headset was revealed this morning alongside word that 7.1 surround sound would come standard with all 2019 Razer headsets. The Razer Kraken X headset is easily the most easily-accessible headset (or set of headphones, if you prefer to call them such) in the Razer headphones collection. These headphones will be released later today for the first time.

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Microsoft Modern OS: What we know about the anti-Windows

Microsoft Modern OS: What we know about the anti-Windows

Microsoft gave some hints about their next operating system during this year's Computex conference. It could still be called Windows, maybe Windows Lite, but probably (and hopefully) it's got a name that's completely new. This next-generation operating system will utilize the omnipotence of the internet to create a secure, solid experience that's better than what's expected by users.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2019 reboot: All the new specs (with XPS 15 2019 too)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2019 reboot: All the new specs (with XPS 15 2019 too)

The XPS 13 2-in-1 was revealed with an updated set of specifications this week alongside its best buddy XPS 15 (non-2-in-1). The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (the newest version for May 2019) has a selection of Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake processors, a 13.4-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio display panel (that's a whole 7-percent larger than the most recent model) and a bigger keyboard and touchpad.

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Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Of all the gaming features present in Windows 10, the Xbox Game Bar doesn't seem to get a lot of attention. There are, after all, a lot of programs that can capture screenshots and gameplay video like the Game Bar can, so when the tool was first introduced in Windows 10, a lot of players probably stuck with what they were already using. Nevertheless, Microsoft has been improving the Game Bar over time, and the new features it's introducing today might make it worth another look.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update released: What you should know

Windows 10 May 2019 Update released: What you should know

The next major Windows 10 update has been released, Microsoft announced on Tuesday. Users can download the Windows 10 May 2019 update starting today, though Microsoft cautions that it is taking a 'measured and throttled approach' to the release. Users who want the update as soon as possible can manually check for downloads; everyone else can keep tabs on the release through Windows release health dashboard.

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Alexa finally gets hands-free support on Windows 10

Alexa finally gets hands-free support on Windows 10

Alexa has been available on Windows 10 hardware by way of an official app since November, but to a lot of people, that app sort of felt like a half-measure. The main problem is that you can't simply summon Alexa through voice commands like you can if you were speaking to an Echo device. When it comes to voice assistants, the "voice" part turns out to be pretty crucial.

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Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft promised big things when it announced Edge would be moving to the Chromium engine, and at Build 2019 it's delivering on that. The company's annual developer event has seen new privacy and usability tools added to Edge, including the ability to bring legacy web-apps into an Edge tab.

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Windows 10 1903 to let users decide when to download and install updates

Windows 10 1903 to let users decide when to download and install updates

One of the most controversial aspects of Windows 10, aside from initial concerns about privacy settings. is the way Microsoft pushed updates down everyone's throats. It went to the opposite extreme of previous Windows update strategies and forced its rolling updates on users that would later prove to be buggy and problematic. It has slowly been giving back control to users and the upcoming May 2019 update will let users decide when they want to download and install the updates.

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Windows 10 on ARM firmware for Lumia 950 XL now available

Windows 10 on ARM firmware for Lumia 950 XL now available

Microsoft may have abandoned Windows 10 Mobile completely but those who still have a Lumia phone want to hold on to that dream for as long as they can. If they have a Lumia 950 XL or even a Lumia 950, that dream has just become almost a reality, provided they're willing to take the plunge. One of the developers behind making Windows 10 on ARM run on those two Lumia phones has released firmware and instructions that make it easier at least for advanced and adventurous users to easily try out what it feels like to run a "full" Windows desktop experience in their pocket.

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Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 Review: The obvious best choice for illustrators

Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 Review: The obvious best choice for illustrators

The Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 is the no-compromise version of every other stylus tablet or phone on the market today. This device has the Wacom Pro Pen 2, the most idyllic digital stylus I've ever used - and quite possibly the best digital stylus available in the world today. While other machines aim to fill all your needs at once, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 is a creative tool that's focused squarely on that one role. This is an illustrator's tablet.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview now mirrors Android phone notifications

Windows 10 Insider Preview now mirrors Android phone notifications

Most productivity experts these days frown upon multi-tasking, especially when at work. They would advise putting away your phone when you're on your computer being productive. There are people, however, who might need to be always in the know on what happens on their smartphones. In the upcoming Windows 10 update, that is going to be easily possible thanks to the arrival of a long-promised notification mirroring via Windows 10's nascent Your Phone feature.

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