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The Surface Pro shares the Denver Broncos' moment of triumph at Super Bowl 50

Denver Bronco cornerback Aqib Talib used the Surface Pro's handwriting tools to help celebrate his team's victory, a nice comeback for the Surfacegate-plagued device.

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Microsoft sees silver lining in clouded Windows

The company is in the midst of a great transition, and current indications are that it is going well.

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I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

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Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

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Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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Mozilla sets kill date for Firefox OS on phones

Mozilla has spelled out when it plans to halt development of its mobile operating system, Firefox OS.

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Watch out Apple: Android watches can now make calls, get smarter voice commands

Google is pushing Android Wear updates that bring some great features to Android watches, including making phone calls, more gestures, and smarter voice commands.

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Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

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Microsoft uses the force: You WILL upgrade to Windows 10

Like it or lump it, Microsoft is making damn sure you’re going to be running Windows 10 in the next 12 months.

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Review: 2 low-cost Windows 10 laptops challenge the Chromebooks

Two $200 systems from Lenovo and HP offer travelers a lightweight and low-cost way to work with Windows apps on the road.

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PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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Edge's weak adoption contributes to Microsoft's declining browser share

The failure of Microsoft's Edge to attract Windows 10 users has contributed to the company's overall decline in browser share, analysis of recently-published data shows.

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Ubuntu tablet is here. Can it reboot the tablet market?

Is Ubuntu tablet the laptop replacement we've been waiting for?

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Vaio's sleek debut Windows 10 phone is all business

The reborn Vaio isn't just about PCs anymore. The company recently introduced its first smartphone, and it's running Windows 10.

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New Windows 10 Insider preview build brings bug fixes and a ninja monkey

Windows 10 preview build 14257 paves the way for faster updates, and placates Insiders with ninja monkey wallpaper.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 5 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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10 hurdles to Windows 10 adoption

Here's what Microsoft needs to do before the so-called last version of Windows is truly ready for prime time

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Microsoft imagines future NFL games played out on your coffee table, via HoloLens

From an improved sideline Surface experience to an audacious vision for HoloLens, Microsoft is digging deep into its role as an NFL technology partner.

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