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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 customize Game Bar keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

The Game Bar has a whole bunch of keyboard shortcuts in the Windows 10 Creators Update, and you can change them.

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Microsoft's New Mixed Reality Hardware video

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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How to activate Game Mode in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Game Mode is a great choice for budget gamers or anyone else who needs to dedicate as many system resources as possible to their game.

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'View Mixed Reality' will turn any Windows PC into an augmented reality screen

View Mixed Reality will bolster Windows 10’s virtual reality chops by letting view augmented reality images through their device screen.

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Halo Wars 2 are all on sale at the Windows Store

Today is your last chance to get a great deal on these Xbox Play Anywhere games.

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Microsoft tests Steam-style refunds for Windows Store and Xbox One

Soon you might be able to buy Windows Store games without worrying about losing money if it doesn't work on your system.

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What's next for Windows 10's Game Mode: Microsoft drops a few hints

Microsoft's not saying much about the future of Windows 10's Game Mode, but a few hints give us some ideas.

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Minecraft pulls Pocket users closer to Windows with paid DLC and Paint 3D support

Microsoft's latest Discovery Update, version 1.1, adds an in-app Minecraft Marketplace where creators sell new maps and skins to players.

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Xbox One’s Snap is dead: What’s lost, what’s next with the Creators Update

Goodbye, Snap view. One of the Xbox One's original selling points, Snap bites the dust in the Creators Update.

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Windows 10's native Beam support makes PC game streaming dead simple

The Windows 10 Creators update offers native support for PC game broadcasting, using Microsoft's Beam service. What it lacks in users and features, it makes up for in sheer ease of use.

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Tested: Windows 10's Game Mode makes unplayable games playable—sometimes

Windows 10's Game Mode won't improve performance on every PC, but when it does, it can make a massive difference.

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Hands-on with the Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox One: Beam game streaming arrives

The Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox One involves a minor redesign of the interface, and the major addition of Beam game streaming.

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Windows 10 Creators Update review: Microsoft adds fun to its flagship OS

With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft has rediscovered its sense of fun, building in everything from 3D content to 4K Netflix capabilties as it launches tools for creators and consumers alike.

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Microsoft adds in-game chat transcription for Windows 10 and Xbox One

Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One can now transcribe speech-to-text or text-to-speech in Halo Wars 2.

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Nintendo's Switch controllers work with PCs, Macs, and Android

Your Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con can power your PC gaming sessions too—with a little help from third-party software.

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