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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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Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

Combined with Microsoft Graph, Project Rome, and Bot Framework, the personal assistant technology looks to reinvent work across devices

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Shadow Brokers threaten to release even more NSA-sourced malware

The hacking group claims it will launch in June a subscription-based monthly dump of compromised data

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Waah! WannaCry shifts the blame game into high gear

Every security crisis presents the opportunity to point fingers, but that's just wasted energy. The criminals are at fault—and we need to work together to stop them

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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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How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry

Microsoft has released MS17-010 and other patches to block worms like WannaCry. Here are the key details

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FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype

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WannaCry ransomware slipped in through slow patching

IT teams have a gap of several weeks between when patches are released and deployed, giving criminals time to make WannaCry a reality

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Windows Subsystem for Linux welcomes Suse and Fedora options

Users will no longer be locked into Ubuntu, and they can run multiple Linux distros side by side

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Microsoft introduces its new mixed-reality motion controllers for mixed reality. Here's why they're important.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 Fall Creators Preview, with new features like Timeline, Pick Up Where You Left Off, and the new Story Remix. Here's what the new update will include.

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Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

Xamarin Live Player is part of the company's broader cross-platform development approach

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Microsoft focuses on engagement with Fluent Design System, UWP, and Windows 10 Fall Update

Developers will get more tools to build applications that use Metro-like design language and work across device types

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HP computer owners: Check for the MicTray Conexant keylogger

The Conexant audio driver logs all keystrokes on certain HP machines and publishes them to a file in the Public folder

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer, Edge

All SHA-1 certificates that chain back to publicly trusted certificate authorities will be blocked, but enterprise and self-signed certificates won't be affected

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18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Microsoft's latest patches bring many Windows and Office fixes and lots of confusion

With Microsoft offering 243 security patches and a mass of nonsecurity updates, the clamor for patching clarity continues

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Here's how to check if your PC got Microsoft's fix for Windows Defender bug

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy, one of Microsoft’s biggest critics, praises Microsoft for its rapid response to a newly discovered security hole

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