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Chromebooks dual-booting Windows 10 is a terrible idea

Chromebooks dual-booting Windows 10 is a terrible idea

After years of being ignored, if not ridiculed, Chromebooks are slowly becoming more interesting and more appealing. Chrome OS, combined with Android and Linux, is transforming into a platform that can make both Microsoft and Apple worry. All of that, however, might be for naught. Because come October, Chromebooks might be declared dead or at least on their way to becoming pointless. And that will be thanks to an admittedly appealing feature that will be introduced by none other than Google itself.

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Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

There's an "Alt OS mode" coming to Chrome OS on Chromebooks, and it seems that it'll be activated soon. In the code mix is the name Campfire, what can only be described as a clever call-out to Apple computers' Boot Camp. That part of an Apple Computer allows the user to run Windows if they do so choose - making the MacBook appear to be the dominant figure in the relationship. Now Google's considering the same thing, but for Chrome OS.

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Apple Migration Assistant now pulls more Windows data into macOS

Apple Migration Assistant now pulls more Windows data into macOS

Platform and device makers naturally want you to jump from your old device or OS and into their arms. It was only in the past few years, however, that they’ve actually taken steps to make that easier with migration tools that try their best to free your data, or even your apps, and bring them to your shiny new computer or phone. Now Apple is stepping up its game in preparation for the launch of macOS 10.14 Mojave with a new Windows Migration Assistant that can pull out even more user data from the old PC to the new Mac.

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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS has announced the availability of its new ZenBook 13 model UX331UA. This ultrabook is the latest addition to the ZenBook 13 Series, one targeting travelers and others who need a very light, thin laptop. Despite the slim size, ASUS says this ZenBook 13 model has all-day battery life coupled with fast charging technology; with it, the battery can increase from 0% to 60% charge in 49 minutes.

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Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

The service known as Shadow by Blade spread across the United States this week in a newly minted USA-wide upgrade. This service was first introduced at CES 2018, and promised that it'd get at least to the point we're at right now, where anyone could stream their favorite games without the use of their own high-end PC. Now the service - and the devices they offer - are available across these United States for the first time.

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Surface Go review round-up: No clean sweep for Microsoft

Surface Go review round-up: No clean sweep for Microsoft

The newly launched Microsoft Surface Go promises the Surface experience in a cheaper ultra-portable package. The first batch of Surface Go preorders are shipping out today and reviews are rolling in. What do the experts have to say about Microsoft's Surface product for the masses? A little bit of everything, complimenting the device's portability and style while uniformly complaining about one big issue.

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Windows’ biggest troll just got squashed

Windows’ biggest troll just got squashed

Ask any Windows user about their biggest Windows complaint and it'll likely be this: the operating system tends to reboot at the worst possible time. Users have complained about reboots that interfere with work, delay school projects, ruin game night, and more. Microsoft is attempting to address these problematic update reboots using machine learning, enabling the system to better determine the right time to restart.

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Surface Go Costco variant appears with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM

Surface Go Costco variant appears with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM

Costco is selling an unannounced Surface Go variant that has 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, falling between the two variants announced by Microsoft. The offering comes with the same price tag as the already announced 8GB/128GB variant, but bundles a Type Cover keyboard that would cost $99 if purchased separately. The Costco variant isn't available yet, but the company is taking preorders.

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Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

For the first time in the last SIX YEARS, PC shipment numbers grew worldwide. This is according to analysts at Gartner, who suggest that this year-over-year growth in global PC shipments is a temporary situation. This is all apparently due to the business world replacing all their old PCs with new Windows 10 PCs in a global trend. This trend will apparently fall off within the next couple of year.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd-gen)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd-gen)

Looking for something like the X1 Carbon ultrabook but in tablet form? That's where Lenovo's slim ThinkPad X1 Tablet comes in. The model is now in its third generation, bringing the same ThinkPad aesthetic of past models in refreshed form. There was a lot to like about the second-generation model; despite that, the latest installment in the series beats it, adding improvements and enhancements that make this tablet a great choice for anyone.

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Microsoft’s cheaper Surface could be right around the corner

Microsoft’s cheaper Surface could be right around the corner

Evidence seems to be mounting for a new, less expensive Surface. Rumors have been swirling for a few months at this point, and now, it seems like we may be closing in on release. Not only did a mysterious Surface device recently make a pass through the FCC, but now Microsoft is possibly prepping retailers for a launch that could be coming up quickly.

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Our Microsoft Andromeda “folding Surface” hopes just got iced

Our Microsoft Andromeda “folding Surface” hopes just got iced

Enthusiasm about the Microsoft Andromeda folding Surface tablet may have been premature, with new whispers suggesting a 2018 release simply isn't going to happen. Chatter around Microsoft's bold new hardware had gained pace over the past few months, with the Windows 10 based device said to be positioned as a disruptor to both the smartphone and laptop segments.

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