Can the HP Elite X3 save Windows 10 Mobile?

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Windows 10 Mobile isn’t exactly on fire and that is something we all just need to come to terms with. I’m a fan of Windows 10 Mobile’s aesthetic look and its functionality as a mobile OS. But I’ve never been thrilled with Windows 10 Mobile’s app selection. HP is set to release its reentry into … Read more

Microsoft offers free laptop to upgrade to Windows 10

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Microsoft really wants you to upgrade your old Windows OS to Windows 10. They want it so badly they’re willing to give you a free laptop to get you to upgrade. But wait a minute there are, of course, caveats to this. You have to bring your current “fully functional” Windows 8 laptop to a … Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 review: Solid Ultrabook performance

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We’re back with yet another Lenovo review. This time we have our hands on the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460, a business class Ultrabook that’s classy-looking and packs a punch. If you’re looking for an Ultrabook for business, the Yoga 460 might be your huckleberry. Even if you’re not taking this device to the big dance, … Read more

Microsoft makes final free Windows 10 push with fullscreen ad

The free Windows 10 upgrade is making one final push.

As we near the first anniversary of Microsoft’s Windows 10 and its free Windows 10 push, the company’s tactics are getting more obtrusive. The Redmond company has spent the last year using whatever tactics it could to get people to upgrade. While some have seen mandatory upgrades to the update auto-installing on its own, it … Read more

User wins $10K judgement against Microsoft for Windows 10 upgrade

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Teri Goldstein, of Sausalito, California sued Microsoft over a failed Windows 10 upgrade and has been awarded a judgement of $10,000. That’s right. Ms. Goldstein claims the forced upgrade to Windows 10 made her PC run poorly, prone to crashes, and unusable. Performing any Windows upgrade can sometimes result in unwanted problems but when it … Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad 13 review: A small, powerful, affordable ultrabook laptop

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There’s no question that laptops are getting smaller, thinner, lighter, and more powerful. Our Lenovo ThinkPad 13 review takes a look at a thin and light ultrabook with Mil-Spec durability standards. Read on to find out what we thought about the ThinkPad 13, and why it earned a spot as one of our Top Picks for … Read more

Xbox E3 2016 Briefing: Xbox One S, Xbox Play Anywhere, And More…

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It’s that time again for E3 2016, and Microsoft held its Xbox E3 2016 briefing ahead of tomorrow’s official E3 launch. Without further ado, let’s dig in and see what Microsoft has in store for Xbox over the next year or so. Xbox One S Phil Spencer takes the stage and right out of the … Read more

Lenovo ideapad 700 Review: Improved Performance, Reasonable Price

It seems like only yesterday that I reviewed the Lenovo ideapad 300, a decent laptop for general computing purposes. Today I’m back with the 300’s slightly beefier sibling, the ideapad 700. In this review, we’ll see what kind of performance the Lenovo ideapad 700 can deliver. Specifications Processor: Up to 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 … Read more

Gigantic Expanding Beyond Windows 10 And Xbox One

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After announcing significant layoffs back in February, Motiga is back with more news on their upcoming MOBA. The company will be teaming up with Perfect World Entertainment to bring Gigantic to Xbox One and Windows PCs. Originally slated for a Xbox One and Windows 10 release, the partnership with Perfect World will allow Motiga to release the … Read more

Kangaroo PC Review: A PC That Fits In Your Pocket

Computers are an important part of our life. In an increasingly digital society we’ve got documents, media, games, and all sorts of other files spread between work computers, laptops, desktops, and the cloud. What if you just want a reasonably capable PC that you can take anywhere, and hook up easily using nearly any monitor, … Read more

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta Starts May 5th

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We first brought word to you of Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport hitting Windows 10 back in March, and the company has announced that the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta will launch next week on May 5th. Apex will utilize Turn 10’s proprietary ForzaTech™ engine combined with the power and performance of DirectX 12 to introduce new gamers to the Forza … Read more

TV Station Gets Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt On Air

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Windows 10 upgrade: some of us have done it, some of us haven’t. There are many reasons why people have gone ahead and done the Windows 10 upgrade and many reasons why some haven’t. Local news viewers of KCCI TV in Des Moines, Iowa now know for sure that at least their meteorological computers are … Read more

Lenovo ideapad 300 Review: Good Performance At A Good Price

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We’ve reviewed quite a few Lenovo products here on Techaeris and have generally come away impressed. Will the affordable Lenovo ideapad 300 continue to impress? Keep reading our full review to find out. Specifications The Lenovo ideapad 300 is available in several configurations. The configuration as tested is: Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U OS: Windows 10 … Read more

Microsoft Shows Off A Sneak Peek Of Its Anniversary Update For Windows 10

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After receiving much heat about the Start Menu not appearing in Windows 8, Microsoft brought it back in Windows 10, but still offered the live tiles we know from Windows 8. Microsoft is asking Windows Insider testers to see if the company is still doing well with the Start Menu after making a change that will … Read more

Universal Windows Platform Helping Bring Future Forza Games To Xbox One And PC

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The first Forza game for Windows — Forza Motorsport 6: Apex — was announced recently, and Turn 10 Studios is giving us a behind the scenes look at their development of the upcoming game using the Universal Windows Platform for Windows 10. In the video, Turn 10’s Creative Director Dan Greenawalt and Studio Software Architect Chris Tector give a little insight into … Read more

Canonical Partners With Microsoft For Ubuntu On Windows 10?

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Canonical is partnering with Microsoft to bring Ubuntu to Windows 10, at least that is the rumor reported by ZDNet’s Canonical sources. Back in October we were sent a tip that suggested that Microsoft was going to buy Canonical and therefore Ubuntu but we were unable to confirm the validity of those claims. However, Canonical … Read more

Lenovo ideapad 500 Review: Work And Play Wrapped In An Attractive And Affordable Package

Compromise is something you just can’t avoid when it comes to finding the right work laptop. Even the systems that stretch their costs into the thousands of dollars tend to miss a couple of checkboxes; price being clearly one of them. When frugality is a bigger priority the compromises often really stack  up against you … Read more

Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 Mobile Update From Several Promised Phones

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Microsoft has been selling the Blu Win JR LTE for a while now as a low cost member of the Windows Phone lineup. The phone was attractively priced with some decent specs and most importantly, it was guaranteed an upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile when it arrived, something other phones with similar specs were denied. … Read more

HERE Maps Will No Longer Work On Windows 10 Smartphones After June

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HERE Maps, a long time staple of Windows smartphones, will stop working on Windows 10 Mobile devices on June 30, 2016. HERE made the announcement in a blog post and in essence indicated that the move was a business decision due to the evolving smartphone market and its support for “new operating systems” (read Android … Read more

Users Report Windows 10 Is Auto Installing On Their Computers

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When Microsoft released Windows 10 last July, they indicated it would be a free update for the next year. Adoption hasn’t been exactly what Microsoft expected, and recently the company moved the Windows 10 upgrade from suggested to recommended updates, meaning anyone who was doing regular updates on their computers (as they should be) would … Read more

Microsoft Testing Logging In To Windows 10 With Your Smartphone

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An observant Twitter user noticed that Microsoft has a new app which allows users to log in to their Windows 10 computer using their Windows Phone. The app, Phone Sign-in Beta, is listed and available on the Microsoft Store but before you get too excited, the description lists it as being intended for internal testing … Read more

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Coming Soon

Microsoft announced an additional level of protection for Windows Defender. They describe it as Advanced Threat Protection.  They start by saying this: We designed Windows 10 from the very beginning to be our most secure platform ever. With features like Credential Guard, Device Guard, Windows Hello, and Enterprise Data Protection, Windows 10 offers unique defenses from … Read more

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Debuts On Windows 10 This Spring — For Free

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Yet another Xbox exclusive is an exclusive no more as Microsoft has announced that the popular Forza Motorsport 6 franchise will be making it’s way to Windows 10 this spring. Forza Motorsport 6: Apex will not only showcase what the ForzaTech engine can do using DirectX 12 at 4K resolutions, but it will also be free of … Read more

Microsoft Crosses The Line; Windows 10 Will Now Display Ads On The Lock Screen

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While your laptop or desktop are called “Personal Computers,” that tag will soon be inapplicable. Windows 10 now displays advertisements on your PC’s lock screen, definitely taking the personal factor away from the whole experience. Right now, the ads are limited to titles available on the Windows Store, a service that Microsoft has been trying … Read more

Oculus Announces Pre-Orders For Oculus Rift Bundles

Oculus has announced a series of Oculus Ready PC bundles that have been “battle tested and certified by Oculus to deliver an incredible Rift experience.” The first bundles will go on sale February 16 at Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store starting at $1499USD at 8am Pacific Time, and feature desktops from ASUS, Alienware, and Dell. … Read more