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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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What if Andromeda competed with Galaxy Note 9?

What if Andromeda competed with Galaxy Note 9?

If the Microsoft Surface "pocketable" device Andromeda really was meant to be pocket-friendly, could it take on Galaxy Note 9? Imagine Microsoft came seemingly out of nowhere with a device as elegant and simple as the design you see above - that's the "Andromeda" device that leaked (again) earlier today. What would Samsung do? They'd have to go back and check up on their Galaxy X, for starters.

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Microsoft’s folding “Andromeda” Surface leaks again

Microsoft’s folding “Andromeda” Surface leaks again

The much-rumored Microsoft Andromeda dual-screen folding tablet will launch as a "pocketable Surface," according to the latest leak. Andromeda first broke cover amid the rumor mill last year, as a new Windows 10 device that would build on cutting-edge hardware and software development within the company.

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Huawei MateBook D with AMD Ryzen now available in US

Huawei MateBook D with AMD Ryzen now available in US

During Computex, Huawei took the wraps off its new MateBook D laptop with an AMD Ryzen processor. That laptop is now available to purchase for buyers located in the United States, the company has announced. Huawei tapped Walmart to sell the laptop both through its online website and in its retail stores. At $629 USD, the new MateBook D has a comfortable price, but is it worth the money?

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Andy Android emulator installer could be installing a cryptominer

Andy Android emulator installer could be installing a cryptominer

Android has, justified or not, earned a reputation of being easily compromised by malware, especially when installing apps from third-party sources. On the desktop side, that has traditionally been Windows’ infamy. In an almost comical but also dangerous twist of fate, those two come together in the Andy Android emulator for Windows. According to reports, the makers of the emulator may or may not be responsible for installing a cryptocurrency (like bitcoin) miner disguised an always running “Updater.exe” program.

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Google Pixelbook Windows 10 certification could be coming

Google Pixelbook Windows 10 certification could be coming

Google could be working on Windows 10 for Pixelbook support, with the Chromebook getting official compatibility with Microsoft's OS. Launched late last year, the Pixelbook is Google's latest Chrome OS notebook but, though the initial response was generally positive, some insisted it was a missed opportunity too.

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Your Microsoft Office is getting an update: Here are the details

Your Microsoft Office is getting an update: Here are the details

Microsoft has a new redesign coming up for Office 365 users. Also going live on the Office.com iteration of Microsoft's productivity suite, this new redesign has three major focuses in all. While two are relatively minor and focus on visuals and efficiency, there's one major change that even Microsoft knows it needs to tread carefully with.

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