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Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

If the sign of memorable design is, like the iPhone X's notch, one aspect everybody recognizes, then the new Huawei MateBook X Pro's is certain to be its hidden webcam. The new notebook, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2018, is the latest in the Chinese company's MateBook range of svelte ultraportables. However, while there are plenty of changes worth noting, it's where Huawei has stashed the camera that's likely to be remembered.

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HP Envy x2 pricing: Looks like Windows-on-ARM won’t be cheap

HP Envy x2 pricing: Looks like Windows-on-ARM won’t be cheap

Windows-on-ARM was seemed like a good way to get Windows to users with low processing power needs, presumably for low prices. Using a smartphone chip instead of x86, there was a good place for a category of users that might otherwise have gone with something like a Chromebook. But HP's reveal of one of the first Windows-on-ARM computer's pricing seems to have dashed those dreams - at least from this angle.

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Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Microsoft will allow users to try the latest version of apps without necessarily needing to be using the most cutting-edge - and potentially unstable - build of Windows 10. The Windows App Preview Program will offer Windows Insiders - members of Microsoft's open software testing scheme - to get their hands on the newest software from the company, without necessarily going the whole hog with their OS.

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Windows 10 Pro Ultimate Performance mode is what power users were waiting for

Windows 10 Pro Ultimate Performance mode is what power users were waiting for

While average, every day tasks like internet browsing and streaming video don't require that you squeeze the most out of your PC's hardware, there are just as many tasks that need unrestrained power. Microsoft, it would seem, recognizes that, and it'll soon be rolling out a new power profile for Windows 10 Pro that should help bolster performance beyond what's currently allowed by the OS.

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Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Lenovo is back with one of its most attractive laptops to date, the YOGA 920. This model is slim, lightweight, with a design nearing luxury. The YOGA 920 isn't just a pretty face, though, as Lenovo has packed some of the latest and greatest Intel hardware into this flexible notebook. How does it compare to other ultrabooks? Read on to find out!

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Windows 10 on ARM on Raspberry Pi is off to a good start

Windows 10 on ARM on Raspberry Pi is off to a good start

Windows 10 is popping up in some odd places, like old phones and ARM boards. It’s all unofficial, of course, but it might still serve to spark some interest in taking Microsoft’s operating system to places where Microsoft itself might have given up on. We’ve seen both Windows RT and a smidgen of Windows 10 on ARM running on Lumia phones. Now Dutch developer Bas Timmer, a.k.a. @NTAuthority, has brought Windows 10, again its ARM version, to a device that Microsoft already half supports: the Raspberry Pi 3.

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HP reveals potent VR workstation and Mixed Reality headset

HP reveals potent VR workstation and Mixed Reality headset

HP kicked off the work week by making a bunch of new announcements, indicating that it's about to hit the world of VR hard. Today the company unveiled its new HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset - Professional Edition. Though it could do with a somewhat shorter name, those who are looking for a high-end VR headset might want to give this one a look.

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Windows 10 S just got axed: Meet “S Mode”

Windows 10 S just got axed: Meet “S Mode”

Windows 10 S is being axed in favor of a so-called "S Mode" for any Windows 10 version, as Microsoft revamps the streamlined version of its OS to better challenge Chrome OS. Announced back in May 2017, Windows 10 S was the software giant's attempt to claw back customers in the education and home markets from Chromebooks, a locked-down version of the full operating system finessed for performance and security.

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Microsoft Office 2019 will only support Windows 10

Microsoft Office 2019 will only support Windows 10

In a recent post on its technical blog, Microsoft dropped some details about Office 2019, the most relevant of which is that you'll only be able to use it with Windows 10. Users running older versions of Windows will need to stick with older versions of Office. Of course, Microsoft would be more than happy to sell you an Office 365 subscription instead.

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Microsoft undoes Intel’s buggy Spectre fix with emergency patch

Microsoft undoes Intel’s buggy Spectre fix with emergency patch

Microsoft undoing an Intel processor patch might seem unlikely, but that's just what an emergency update for Windows is doing because of Spectre reboots. Reports among Windows users of their PCs becoming unstable and rebooting randomly underscored quite how badly Intel's Spectre security fix had got things, with Microsoft now forced to issue an emergency Windows patch that rolls back the processor company's handiwork.

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Windows RT on Lumia 640 XL runs with good graphics, audio

Windows RT on Lumia 640 XL runs with good graphics, audio

The Android community is filled with mods of all kinds for devices, from customizations to rooting to even installing alternative operating systems. The same can't be said for other mobile platforms, especially iOS. Microsoft's Windows phones, however, was a no man's land until recently. Now thanks to some avid fans, and indirectly thanks to Microsoft, soon some users might be able to dust off their old Lumia phones and find new use for them. Like, for example, installing Windows RT.

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Microsoft Garage Ink to Code turns doodles into prototypes

Microsoft Garage Ink to Code turns doodles into prototypes

A great deal of importance has lately been attached to the efficiency of pen (or pencil) and paper. Anything, even a napkin, can be used as the launchpad for greater things. In fact, there are many tales woven around napkin or back-of-the-envelope brainstorming. That said, when brainstorming for what would eventually be a digital product anyway,s starting off with paper only adds an unnecessary step to the development process. That’s why some of the folks over at Microsoft Garage cooked up Ink to Code, which turns digital drawings into prototypes ready to be imported into Visual Studio.

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