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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build kills passwords, simplifies Start, and adds fun 'kaomoji'

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build 18305 makes major changes: slimming down Start, adding automated troubleshooters and Windows Sandbox, offering password-less logins -- even kaomoji for even more typing fun.

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HP Chromebook x2 review: A better bet and bargain than the Google Pixel Slate

The HP Chromebook x2 isn't as powerful or feature-packed as Google's Pixel Slate, but it's a better value and a better all-around machine.

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Akitio Node Lite with Optane review: In-your-face Thunderbolt 3 performance

Akitio's Node Lite Thunderbolt 3 PCIe enclosure houses all the RGB goodness of the Intel 905P NVMe SSD. It's fast and features an x16 PCIe slot and a DisplayPort output.

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Lenovo gives its affordable ThinkPad L390 notebooks a boost with Intel Whiskey Lake chips

Lenovo upgrades its value-class ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga notebooks to the latest 8th-gen Intel Whiskey Lake cores, ofering a 10-percent boost in performance..

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Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe SSD review: Top-tier performance for a song

The Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe SSD surprises with better-than-typical performance for its price point.

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Microsoft's '12 Days of Faves' deals knock the Surface Laptop 2 price down to a fantastic $799

Microsoft's selected 12 deals for its "12 Faves" holiday deals promotion. A discounted Surface Laptop 2 is by far the best bargain, though a $499 Dell Inspiron 15 and a cheaper Surface Pro 6 are also worth checking out.

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Samsung upgrades its Notebook 9 Pen (2019) with Thunderbolt and a discrete Nvidia GPU

Samsung announces two versions of the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for 2019, with key performance upgrades that include Thuinderbolt and a discrete GPU in the larger 15-inch model.

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Careful! Windows 10's 'Check for updates' button may download beta code

Microsoft reveals that users who manually ask for Windows 10 updates during the latter half of the month may receive code being beta-tested in advance of its official Patch Tuesday.

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A Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers wouldn't work without the Xbox

A Microsoft job posting hints that Microsoft will offer a Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers in the near future. But what consumer services does Microsoft have left to offer?

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After another massive Google+ data breach, you should probably delete your profile right now

Google has announced another Google+ data breach, this time affecting more than 50 million users. So here's how to shut down your profile for good.

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Intel vs. Snapdragon: We test HP's Envy x2 with both on speed, battery life and more

Call it Intel vs. Snapdragon: The battle for the soul of your laptop is being fought in thin, light models like HP's Envy x2. So we tested it with both CPUs to dig deep into the differences.

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Hands on: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx reference laptop is a fresh attempt to be faster

We tried the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx reference laptop, experiencing ARM64-coded versions of the Firefox browser and Chromium. It felt fast, but independent benchmarking will tell more.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx for PCs aims to overcome the performance gap

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx is working hard to convince PC customers that the chip can offer great performance as well as outstanding battery life.

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Sony PSZ-HC1T USB 3.1 Gen 1 hard drive: A stylish and rugged portable storage workhorse

Sony's PSZ-HC1T 1TB USB 3.1 (Gen 1) 2.5-inch hard drive isn't a svelte wonder or particularly cheap, but it's perfectly sized and outfitted to stand up to the rigors of the workplace and frequent transport.