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This Hololens Tech Brings Us One Step Closer to Star Wars Holograms

When I watched Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time as a five-year-old, my face looked like O_O for two straight hours. Spaceships! Lightsabers! Robots! But one piece of future that wormed its way even deeper into my brain was the Millennium Falcon’s holographic monster mash chess game, aka Dejarik. It was the… » 7/29/15 11:30am Yesterday 11:30am

The Ultimate Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

If you want to give the impression that you’ve been using Windows 10 for years, learning a few keyboard shortcuts is the best way to go about it—you can navigate around the interface, get apps in position, trigger events, change settings and more with a couple of taps on your keyboard. Here are the shortcuts we’ve… » 7/29/15 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Windows 10, Day Five

The nice thing about reviewing Windows 10 on my own computers is that there’s nowhere to hide. When something goes wrong, I have to troubleshoot on the fly. I can’t say “Oh, I’ll just go back to my personal computer until I figure this out.” You know what’s not so nice? When you shoot the trouble, and yet—somehow—it… » 7/28/15 10:17pm Tuesday 10:17pm

Does Windows 10 Make Sense On a Big Touchscreen PC?

I own a Dell XPS One 27—a giant touchscreen PC. It’s basically a huge 27-inch monitor with an entire computer crammed inside. The Windows equivalent of an iMac. I like the compact, integrated design so much I’ve bought two of them over the years, but I’ve never really had a need for the touchscreen—it’s just kind of… » 7/27/15 4:31pm Monday 4:31pm

Microsoft's Surface 3 Now Has a Swanky LTE Version

Starting today, Microsoft begins selling 64GB and 128GB Surface 3s on AT&T and T-Mobile (through the Microsoft store). In addition, Microsoft’s Atom-powered tablet/computer hybrid will be available in AT&T stores. T-Mobile will begin selling the tablet on July 31. For LTE, you’ll be paying a cool $100 extra. » 7/24/15 1:15pm Friday 1:15pm

You're Using Neural Networks Every Day Online—Here's How They Work

If you use Google’s new Photos app, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Skype’s new translation function, you’re using a form of AI on a daily basis. AI was first dreamed up in the 1950s, but has only recently become a practical reality — all thanks to software systems called neural networks. This is how they work. » 7/13/15 2:00pm 7/13/15 2:00pm