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Microsoft Is Testing A Cortana ‘File Skill’ To Find Files Faster In Windows 10
Cortana may not be the personal assistant it once was, but a new update as part of the Windows Insider Dev Channel means that its capabilities to find files have improved. The new ‘File Skill’ in the Cortana app appears in the new Windows 10 Insider
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The Windows Feature Experience Pack Is Curated Collection For Beta Testers
Windows beta testers now have a new way of evaluating new Windows features: a ‘Windows Feature Experience Pack’ that will apparently live outside of the standard testing channels. Windows fans already have access to three Windows Insider beta channe
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Your PC Is Either DirectX 12 Ultimate-ready Or You’re Not A Real Gamer
Add DirectX 12 Ultimate to the list of stickers and logos you’ll want to look for while buying PC hardware. In March 2020, Microsoft announced DirectX 12 Ultimate, which encapsulates many of the next-gen PC hardware and Xbox Series X technologies tha
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Razer Blade Stealth 13
Price: £1,899 (inc VAT) from The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is the smallest gaming laptop from one of the biggest brands, and it’s long been an intriguing option for portable gaming because high-end hardware and slimline laptops don’t o
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Honor MagicBook 14
Price: £669 (inc VAT) from Honor has updated its MagicBook 14 and 15 – only released in the UK a scant nine or so months ago – with faster Ryzen 4000-series processors for a welcome spec boost. Not much else has changed, but given
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Google Pixel 4a 5G
Price: £499 (inc VAT) from Google makes excellent cheap smartphones for the mid-range market, but the Pixel 4a doesn’t support 5G. Well, anyone disappointed by that can now be satisfied with the aptly named Pixel 4a 5G. However, the
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Motorola Razr 5G
Price: £1,399 (inc VAT) from Folding phones are still finding their way in the world and after a shaky start, Motorola is back with a new version of the Razr. It’s a retro classic reimagined as a modern smartphone with a flexible sc
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Acronis True Image 2021 Premium
Price: £87 (inc VAT) from Acronis True Image 2021 Premium is indisputably the most comprehensive solution when it comes to backup and computer security for Windows PCs. In fact, we’re unaware of any other product that actually marri
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Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 has a lot to live up to. We called its grand E3 2018 reveal “the most mind-blowing demo we’ve ever seen”. Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red’s previous game, earned a prime spot as one of our favourite games of this generation. Witcher 3 actual
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Best Gaming Laptops
The gaming laptop landscape is experiencing an earthquake-like shift. With advances in laptop CPUs and graphics technologies, you can now get great gaming performance in sizes from slender to huge, and prices from budget to sky-high. That’s where thi
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Xbox Series X
Price: £449 (inc VAT) from The Xbox Series X is a somewhat paradoxical console. It’s the most powerful black box Microsoft has ever produced to play games on, launched at the same time the company keeps saying that hardware doesn’t
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10 Windows 10 Tools You Might Not Know About
Windows 10 offers many other power tools for enthusiasts – if you know where to find them. Some are older, yet still obscure. Others are relatively new, added during the twice-annual major upgrades Microsoft’s been pushing out since Windows 10 launch
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How Apple’s New M1 Macs Could Finally Make Windows On Arm A Reality
Apple’s announcement of the first Macs running on its own M1 Arm silicon just might be the boost that Windows on Arm needs to pass the finish line. Or so we can hope. Granted, there was some tap-dancing during Apple’s launch of a MacBook Air, MacBoo
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Ask An Expert: When Should You Replace A PC?
How do you decide when it’s to time upgrade your PC vs replacing it altogether? Most PC builders (we included) operate on a gradual shift toward new systems. When assembling a brand-new system, we buy the best hardware we can at the time. Then we ext
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Ask An Expert: Do 7nm Process Nodes Matter?
Why do people get so heated about the node that different companies use? Intel gets a lot of flak for being on 14nm, and so has Nvidia for being on Samsung’s 8nm process. It’s as if anyone not on TMSC 7nm has made a fatal error. You can chalk up much
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Ask An Expert: Will We Need 8-core, 16-thread CPUs For Gaming Soon?
Looking at common CPUs for PC building and the specs for the upcoming next-generation consoles, I’ve found myself wondering: Will we need 8-core, 16-thread CPUs for gaming soon? No, not in the near future. High core-count processors with simultaneous
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Windows Insider Build 20246 Removes Features Amid Road Map Questions
As Microsoft moves past the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, speculation has begun: what is the future, exactly? A new Windows Insider build that removes features is raising more questions. Microsoft released Windows Insider Preview Build 20246 into
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Why Microsoft Has Blocked Hundreds Of Sites In Internet Explorer
If Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser fails to open your favourite sites soon, there’s a reason: Microsoft will block those sites from opening in Internet Explorer, and will require them to be opened in Edge instead. Although Microsoft has long tr
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Windows Patch Allows You To Kill Flash Now Before The Christmas Deadline
On 31 December, Adobe Flash Player will go out of support. A new Windows patch, however, will allow you to get a jump on things. Microsoft detailed the process to remove support for Adobe Flash Player as part of a new support document (
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Intel Says ‘Rocket Lake’ Chips Will Offer Double-digit Performance Boost
Intel has confirmed that its 11th-gen next-generation desktop processor, Rocket Lake, will ship during the first quarter of 2021, and with double-digit IPC performance improvements. Rocket Lake-S, as Intel is referring to it, will include PCI Express
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go
Price: £899 (inc VAT) from The Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft’s second try at an affordable Surface, and it hits the mark better than the original Surface Go tablet did. It still offers compromises, with strategic cuts to keep the p
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Asus ZenBook Flip 13
Price: £1,299 (inc VAT) from The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 is a beautiful laptop that offers decent battery life, very good graphics, and a lot of pep for most of what you’d do on a small 13in convertible laptop. Unfortunately, you proba
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OnePlus 8T
Price: £549 (inc VAT) from OnePlus is breaking all its own rules this year. First came the Nord, a step away from its numbered line and a return to the company’s mid-range roots. And now here comes the OnePlus 8T, but on its own – w
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Google Pixel 5
Price: £599 (inc VAT) from Hot on the heels of the Pixel 4a, Google has expanded its 2020 mobile portfolio yet further to now include the Pixel 4a 5G and the long-rumoured Google Pixel 5. On the surface, the Pixel 5 serves to right
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Google Unveils £89 Nest Audio Smart Speaker With Bigger, Better Sound
Meet the successor to the Google Home, with Google finally taking the wraps off its much-anticipated (and well-leaked) Nest Audio smart speaker, complete with a funky rectangular shell and upgraded audio quality. On sale now for £89, the same price a
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Huawei MateBook 14 AMD
Price: £749 (inc VAT) from Huawei’s smartphone struggles are well publicized, but the firm’s tremendous success in the laptop space sometimes goes unnoticed. Ever since the first MateBooks arrived with strong specs and an attractive
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HP Envy 13
Price: £849 (inc VAT) from The HP Envy 13 is a true all-rounder laptop with a slim design, large display and lots of storage space But while these figures look good on paper, how do they match up in real-life performance? I spent so
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Sony Xperia 1 II
Price: £1,099 (inc VAT) from The Sony Xperia 1 II may have a confusing name but it’s a clear statement from the company that doubles-down on what its fans like and serves as the brand’s first step into 5G. Sony has cultivated a repu
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Red Magic 5S
Price: £539 (inc VAT) from Five months after its release, the Red Magic 5G is still sporting the joint-highest refresh rate of any phone currently available and its Snapdragon 865 processor is still the greatest around. Why, then, h
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10 Programs You Won’t Regret Buying
Sometimes, you get what you pay for. Outfitting your computer with useful software doesn’t have to cost a penny, but paying up for programs often gets you perks you won’t find with freeware, from smoother interfaces to more plentiful features or even
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