Toshiba Portege Z20t: A 2-in-1 with All the Right Stuff

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Today, getting a Windows 2-in-1 is all about compromise. Toshiba is hoping to change that by not forcing users into making bad hardware choices and giving them amazing battery life. The Toshiba Encore Portege Z20t is still a tablet, but it has an optional hardware dock free of the negatives associated with other convertibles. Toshiba announced the […]

The Turtle Beach Elite 800X is Xbox One’s Audio Savior

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Xbox One owners who want good sound, but have terrible speakers in their television haven’t been able to do much besides purchase an Xbox Headset Adapter itself or a wired headset that already comes with the adapter. All of that’s about to change though. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas accessories maker Turtle […]

Encore 2 Write: Hands On With the Best Writing Tablet

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You might have thought that the note taking and handwriting experience on a tablet couldn’t get better than on Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 3 and other devices running Windows. You’d be wrong, the new Toshiba Encore 2 Write delivers a best in class note-taking experience thanks to what it calls Feel technology. Toshiba unveiled the […]

Intel Compute Stick is Startlingly Small

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At the CES 2015 technology show in Las Vegas, Intel didn’t just push its hardware partners to think differently about what their devices can look like. The company made famous for processors also introduced the Intel Compute Stick, a Windows 8.1 PC the size of a USB flash drive and joined the ranks of device […]

Free Microsoft Office for Android Tablets Arrives Early

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The preview of the free Microsoft Office for Android apps that arrived in limited form last year, is now available to anyone and everyone with a compatible Android tablet no matter the brand or form factor. Microsoft confirmed it was expanding the free Microsoft Office for Android preview to new swaths of users this morning. […]

How to Get Back Suface Pro 3’s “Add a Wireless Display Link”

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 includes Wireless Display technology so that users can show their Microsoft Surface Pro 3 display content on a TV, projector or monitor with Wireless Display (also called Wi-Di). The “Add a wireless display” link in the project settings screen on the Surface Pro 3 gets removed for some users thanks to a recent […]

Acer V 17 Nitro Brings RealSense 3D to Gamers

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At CES 2015, Acer unveiled a new edition to its Nitro series of gaming laptops dubbed Acer V 17 Nitro. The company’s new laptop features a number of impressive specifications though the standout is a brand new RealSense 3D camera system from Intel, a feature that will help it separate from the crowd. With companies […]

The Crazy Cheap Nokia 215 Does What the Smartphone Can’t

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Microsoft Mobile’s new Nokia 215 does two things even the most advanced smartphone can’t. For starters it’ll only cost buyers $29 without a subsidy or two-year service agreement. Second, after being fully charged it can last in standby mode for a ridiculous 29 days. Microsoft announced the Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual-SIM on its […]

Dish Sling TV: Watch ESPN Without Cable

Use Sling TV to watch ESPn without cable for $20 a month.

The new Dish Sling TV is a $20 a month subscription service that lets you watch a collection of channels including ESPN online on your Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Mac, PC and other devices without a traditional cable subscription. You can also watch on iPhone, iPad or Android, but ESPN access may be […]

Newegg Xbox One Deal is The Best We’ll See for Months

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Microsoft is just days from wrapping up the holiday promotion that slashed $50 off every Xbox One and made its console even cheaper than Sony’s PS4. Newegg, an online retail website, isn’t letting that promotional pricing pass peacefully. In fact, its Xbox One deal is so good, any family that likes to game but doesn’t […]

5 Best Apps to Quit Smoking

Use your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or even flip phone to stop smoking in 2015.

You want to quit smoking, but it isn’t easy to do. You can leverage community support, motivation and proven techniques on your iPhone, Android and Windows Phone with the best apps to quit smoking, and motivational on demand help when you have a craving. Most of these quit smoking apps will help you work through […]

Big Xbox One Discount Ends on January 3rd

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Microsoft says it’ll officially rollback the big Xbox One price cut that helped the price of some Xbox One consoles fall to as low as $329 during the holiday shopping season. January 3rd will be the final day that Microsoft offers still offers the $50 promotional pricing that it introduced in the fall, according to […]

9 Best Weight Loss Apps for 2015

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These are the best weight loss apps you can download to get in shape and lose weight by turning your iPhone or android into a personal trainer and dietician without paying big bucks for either expert. Whether you are looking for weight loss apps to keep your New Year’s resolution or simply to help you […]

Video Includes Brief Look at Windows 10 for Phones

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A video recorded this past October provides a brief, but crucial glimpse at changes that could be coming to Windows Phones like the Lumia 830 when Windows 10 arrives for smartphones sometime next year. To be clear, this isn’t a new video from a recent appearance. Instead, the video is a recording of Windows lead […]

Halo 5: Guardians Beta Release Date Arrives

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With the Halo 5: Guardians beta release date finally here, Microsoft is revealing a bit more about the game’s final launch details, including special editions and bundles that Xbox One owners can pre-order today. Starting today, owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection can pre-download the Halo 5: Guardians beta. Seven different maps will be […]

How to Get Better Windows 8 Battery Life

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Devices running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a bad reputation these days. They’re instantly seen by some as a disappointment, running an operating system that changes too much and makes no sense. Some may have a point, Windows 8 changes a lot, but many of those changes make it easier for Windows 8 users […]

How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows 8.1  

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We were all children once. There’s not a single person who didn’t read a book they shouldn’t have or watched a television show they knew wasn’t allowed by their parents. We’ve all been there. Modern operating systems, with their web browsers, app stores and built-in search, make finding anything and everything you shouldn’t have access to pretty easy. Microsoft’s […]

How to Set Up Your New Surface Pro 3

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Maybe Microsoft’s entertaining holiday themed commercials enticed you to buy a Surface Pro 3 or maybe a very generous family member gifted one. Now it’s time to set it up and get ready to use this versatile and fun tablet/laptop. We’ll share with readers some basic steps that will help users get the most out […]

7 Things to Do with Your New Windows Notebook

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That laptop you purchased this holiday may look similar to notebooks you’ve purchased in the past. It isn’t. The Windows notebooks we have to today are more agile, more media centric and more productivity driven. Some of the new features of notebooks are hardware focused. There are new hinges that allow buyers to flip the […]

How to Get Better Surface Pro 3 Battery Life

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a Windows 8 device in a league all its own. The entire line of Surface devices were born out of necessity. Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system focused on bringing the PC into the device age. It was Microsoft’s hypothesis that people didn’t want a laptop and tablet. Instead, the company bet […]