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Lenovo P320 Tiny workstation

Lenovo's new workstation is indeed 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small form factor workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender in the market to check out: the new ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

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Surface Pro 2017 Review

Microsoft's new Surface Pro (2017) Windows tablet packs the power of Intel's new Kaby Lake chip inside, offering a powerful, pricey upgrade to the Surface Pro 4.

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How to download a Windows 10 ISO file

Putting an ISO file of Windows 10 on disc is your insurance against PC troubles. Here's how to get it.

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How to make a Windows 10 bootable USB drive

Microsoft makes it easy, assuming you have a Windows 10 license. You do, don't you?

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Asus ZenBook Flip S First Look

This is the Asus ZenBook Flip S. Asus says it is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible laptop in the world.

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The 6 best password managers

Look to these Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and web tools to make your passwords stronger and your online life easier

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Windows 10 S looks like the mainstream future of the platform

Windows 10 S isn't right for every environment, but the benefits it offers position it well to become Microsoft's mainstream version.

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Working with BCD in Windows 10

What admins need to know about BCD data, structures, and organization in Windows 10.

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How Dell’s Project Sputnik came to life

I met and talked to Barton George, the project’s initiator and leader, to understand the backstory.

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How to make and use a bootable Windows 10 recovery disk

Like it or not, Windows 10 will occasionally fail or falter, to the point where it won't run and won't boot. That's when it's time to bring out a rescue or recovery tool often called a 'rescue/recovery disk.'

Elementary OS is trying to create a business model for open source app developers

There is no dearth of Linux based operating systems, you will find dime a dozen. However there are only a few major ones that matter and elementary OS is among them.

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Windows Mixed Reality vs Hololens

What's the difference between Windows' new mixed-reality devices and the HoloLens? We go hands on to tell you.

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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update

Apple updated macOS Sierra to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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How Microsoft is becoming a Linux vendor

Microsoft is bridging the gap with Linux by baking it into its own products.

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Will macOS protect you from ransomware attacks?

The recent WannaCry ransomware attacks on Windows have some Mac users wondering if they are safe. Is macOS secure from ransomware attacks?

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Google's Chromebooks are getting a night mode to help you sleep better

Google is joining Apple and Microsoft and adding a night light feature to Chrome OS.

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Paying the WannaCry ransom will probably get you nothing. Here's why.

Last Friday’s massive WannaCry ransomware attack means victims around the world are facing a tough question: Should they pay the ransom? Those who do shouldn't expect a quick response -- or any response at all. Even after payment, the...

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Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Book: How to decide

Two great machines, one hard choice. We walk through the pros and cons so you can decide.

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