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Samsung acknowledges it changes Windows Update settings on its PCs

Samsung denied it had blocked a Windows update on its hardware but acknowledged that it was manipulating Microsoft's Windows Update, a charge leveled Tuesday by a researcher.

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Samsung cripples Windows Update on its PCs, putting customers at risk

Samsung has been disabling Microsoft's Windows Update on its desktops and notebooks, leaving customers vulnerable to malware that targets already-patched vulnerabilities.

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Intel's free remote app lets you control your PC with your Android phone

The new Remote Keyboard app is designed for Intel's NUC and Compute Stick miniature PCs, but should work with any machine running Windows 7 and higher.

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17 of the most insane PC mods and cases of 2015

This is not your father's minitower. It's an ecosphere, a snake's head, or simply an innovative cooling design. Feast your eyes and fantasize.

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Review: 3 curved displays provide a new view

Juggling two or more monitors on your desktop? A curved screen can give you a wider view while taking up less room. We review three of the latest designs.

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6 historic tech items that were rescued from the trash

These pieces of technology history were almost lost for good until they were rescued from a dumpster, landfill, or recycling center

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HP pushes 3D imaging with the $299 3D Capture Stage turntable for its Sprout PC

Designed to be used with the company's Sprout imaging computer, the turntable and software knit together a 3D digital image from multiple shots.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub will cost up to $19,999 when it ships in September

Preorders start in July for the massive 4K touch PC, and a smaller model will cost only $6,999. Microsoft is hoping it’ll undo enough meeting headaches to justify the asking price.

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Computex 2015: The powerful, weird and important PC gear you need to know about

From new Intel and AMD chips to one of the most fire-breathing graphics cards ever to a crazy laser-projected mouse you have to see to believe, this is the PC gear you need to know about from Computex 2015.

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Quanta's Compute Plug is a Windows 10 PC in a wall wart

Small-form-factor PCs like the Quanta Compute Plug and the Foxconn Kangaroo have an 'anything goes' air about them, as we wait for Windows 10.

Asus mini-PCs pack Skylake chips, 4K video capabilities

Asus hasn't announced a release date for the Skylake mini-PCs, but it will perhaps be in the second half

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How to make shortcuts to Windows 10 settings on your Desktop

Here's how you can create custom Desktop shortcuts to open the Windows10 Settings app at a specific setting

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HP unveils new minimalist logo as it prepares to split

Some customers at the conference, though generally positive about the split, were wondering how the reorg will change their HP support teams.

Dell warms to AMD chips in new laptops, desktops

Dell's new Inspiron 5000 desktop replacement laptops run on AMD's upcoming Carrizo chips

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Review: CyberPower Trinity Xtreme PC looks insane but is surprisingly upgradeable

Yes: It's a PC and more amazingly, it's just off-the-shelf parts.

PC makers disclose plans to bring Windows 10 to PCs

Dell will start shipping its first PCs preloaded with Windows 10 on July 29

Windows 10 to ship on July 29 for PCs and tablets

The upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 will be free until July 29, 2016

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Why HP is failing and Dell is winning

Some companies just never learn. Columnist Rob Enderle says HP is one such company. HP has set itself up, again, for a big fail at its upcoming HP Discover event.

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