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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360, and Flex2 Alpha now on sale: What’s the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360, and Flex2 Alpha now on sale: What’s the difference?

Samsung just released three high-powered notebook computers to the public, all in their "Galaxy Book" brand line. The Galaxy Book Pro was released in 13 and 15-inch iterations, both new for 2021. There's a new Samsung Galaxy Book 360 in both 13 and 15-inch iterations, and there's a new Galaxy Book Flex2 α (Alpha) that's new for 2021, too.

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Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Today Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance was announced as an Xbox Game Pass game at launch. This means that, all told, the game will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows 10 PC, and on every platform supported with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) through Xbox Game Pass. It'll all be happening on June 22, 2021 - and it'll all be cross-platform cross-play on day 1, launch day.

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Windows Holographic 21H1 update brings major new features to HoloLens

Windows Holographic 21H1 update brings major new features to HoloLens

Windows 10's first major feature update of the year is already being prepared for rollout but it seems that the HoloLens 2 is getting dibs on its own major update before PCs. In fact, this update might be even more feature-packed than Windows 10's May 2021 update itself. Windows Holographic version 21H1 is now available for download and it finally brings Microsoft's better version of its Edge web browser, the one based on Google Chromium, of course.

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NVIDIA 3050 laptops bring RTX for less: Prices start at $799

NVIDIA 3050 laptops bring RTX for less: Prices start at $799

This week NVIDIA revealed their new laptop gaming graphics processors and a series of notebooks that'll house them. These laptops have the ability to deliver DLSS and RT Gaming, 60FPS+ (image refresh rate for games, depending on display), and "AI Content Creation and Video Conferencing." The first wave of notebooks with NVIDIA RTX 3050 graphics processors inside will be coming from brands like Razer, HP, Dell, MSI, Lenovo, ASUS, and Alienware.

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Windows 10X cancellation shows it can’t outgrow the desktop

Windows 10X cancellation shows it can’t outgrow the desktop

A lot of companies from all industries were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have been able to recover while others closed for good. Some were forced to shift their priorities and delay or completely scrap plans. Thanks to a global shortage in semiconductor components, tech companies are now being hit even more, one way or another. Those factors are reportedly behind Microsoft's decision to indefinitely put Windows 10X on hold but that is actually a symptom of an even bigger problem, one that will probably see Windows forever stuck to desktops and laptops. perhaps even on Intel's and AMD's x86/x64 platforms only.

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Windows 10X may be dead as Microsoft falters on Chrome OS rival

Windows 10X may be dead as Microsoft falters on Chrome OS rival

Windows 10X has been official for about a year and half now, but those who were looking forward to the more lightweight version of Windows 10 - meant to go toe-to-toe with Chrome OS - might want to temper their expectations a bit. A new report today is claiming that Windows 10X won't be arriving in 2021 and may not be arriving in the future at all. While that is obviously disappointing news for anyone who was looking forward to Windows 10X, there might be a silver lining to this announcement at the end of it all.

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Microsoft Windows Defender bug could fill up disks with thousands of files

Microsoft Windows Defender bug could fill up disks with thousands of files

Much of today's modern operating systems are arcane black boxes that no one but the most experienced computer users know. Not that most users know where to look or have access to some folders anyway. So when a system app silently fills up a hidden folder with trash files, most users might not know where to look. This recent incident plaguing some Windows users isn't actually the work of some new malware. Instead, it's actually the fault of Microsoft's own Windows Defender, a buggy Windows Defender at that.

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Dell PC owners should install its latest security patch ASAP

Dell PC owners should install its latest security patch ASAP

Millions of Dell PCs dating back more than a decade are potentially impacted by a security flaw leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a new report from security research firm SentinelLabs. Dell has released a security patch to address the vulnerability, one available for dozens of systems ranging from the Inspiron to its latest XPS machines.

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Microsoft is dropping the ax on Adobe Flash Player in June

Microsoft is dropping the ax on Adobe Flash Player in June

Microsoft has been warning users for months now that the end was near for Adobe Flash Player. Adobe stopped supporting Flash on January 1, 2021. Adobe also released a kill switch preventing Flash Player from running. The problem for Flash Player was that it was a source for many attacks against Windows users, making it a security risk.

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Windows 10 finally gets Bluetooth AAC audio support

Windows 10 finally gets Bluetooth AAC audio support

Windows is arguably the most-used operating system in the world and yet there are things where it's still playing catch up with others, especially mobile platforms like Android and iOS. One area it has long been criticized for is the handling of Bluetooth audio, both the media itself as well as related accessories. It seems, however, that Microsoft is finally catching up in some regard with the next version of Windows 10 that will finally bring support for one popular audio codec as well as make Bluetooth audio accessories less of a pain to manage.

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Galaxy Book Go specs leak hint at durable Windows 10 Arm laptop

Galaxy Book Go specs leak hint at durable Windows 10 Arm laptop

When Samsung unveiled its most powerful Galaxy devices this week, it clearly didn't consider the Galaxy Book Go to be worthy of being included in that category. After all, there hasn't been a Windows 10 Arm device that could be considered on par with their Intel equivalents, unlike the M1 Macs. That may be the reason why the Galaxy Book Go was a no show at this week's event but that only means that there's plenty of room for someone to leak the affordable device in its entirety.

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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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