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Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 arrives soon, so it's time to discuss what's new – and think about why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

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Mingis on Tech: The main changes coming to Windows 10 this spring

The next update to Windows 10 is expected to arrive soon, so it's a good time to look at what's coming. Windows expert Preston Gralla has the details.

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It's not to late! See Amazon's Last Minute Gift Ideas, On Your Doorstep By Christmas - Deal Alert

Right now you can still order lots of great gifts from Amazon, and they'll get to you by Christmas. But don't delay.

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No room for Always Connected PC in our computing quiver

With much fanfare, Qualcomm and Microsoft present the first Always Connected PCs. But though the platform has come in like a lion, at least one industry analyst expects it will go out like a lamb.

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How to fix a hard disk in Windows using the command prompt

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla walks you through the steps needed to easily repair a corrupted hard disk using the command line or PowerShell.

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60% off Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard - Deal Alert

With LED backlighting, programmable g-keys for single actions and macros, and anti-ghosting capabilities, the G105 Logitech gaming keyboard is built for serious gaming.

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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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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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China pays for Windows XP addiction as 'WannaCry' hits

The WannaCry ransomware has wormed its way into tens of thousands of Windows PCs in China, where Windows XP remains relatively popular.

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New WannaCry variant being monitored, DHS official says

A variant of the WannaCry ransomware has been able to infect some of the computers patched after the original malware struck. But attacks in the U.S. appear to be limited so far.

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Will Windows 10-on-ARM PCs support Mixed Reality headsets?

A Windows on ARM PC is getting closer. Microsoft showed off a prototype mini-desktop with an ARM processor running Windows 10 at last week's Build conference, with the PC running applications like Office.

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Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of patching long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from the ransomware.

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Microsoft posts PowerShell script that spawns pseudo security bulletins

A Microsoft manager this week offered IT admins a way to replicate -- more or less -- the security bulletins the company discarded last month.

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Hands-on: How Microsoft's mixed-reality devices could learn a lesson from the HoloLens

While $300 mixed-reality headsets appear to be the future, Microsoft's older cousin, the HoloLens has some unique advantages.

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Microsoft now claims half a billion Windows 10 devices

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touted a new number for Windows 10, saying the operating system now powers 500 million devices.

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Up to 60% Savings on Steam Gaming Gear With These Active Discounts - Deal Alert

If you're into Steam Gaming, or know somebody who is, you should consider these deals currently active on Steam gear.

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Some HP PCs are recording your keystrokes

Security company Modzero found a program acting as a keylogger in certain HP PCs.

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HP's Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4 update we wish Microsoft would make

As the Surface Pro 4 ages rapidly, the Elite x2's Kaby Lake CPUs, bigger SSDs, and other perks make it look shinier than Microsoft's supposed flagship.

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