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Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far

Update: An earlier version of this story reported that Capossela was interviewed by Softpedia. While Softpedia was reported elsewhere as originating the story, the actual interview was done by Windows Weekly. ExtremeTech regrets the error. From mid-2015 to 2016, Microsoft ...

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won’t recommend

Apple’s new MacBook Pro isn’t having an easy time in the market. It’s been panned for its reliance on dongles, criticized for using older Intel chips, and a significant number of users have reported decidedly substandard battery life when using ...

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FCC Republicans confirm they’ll act to topple net neutrality as quickly as possible

Net neutrality is firmly on the chopping block in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election. The two Republican members of the FCC, Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly, have made this clear in a letter sent to small ISPs with less ...

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Newegg is offering a heck of a deal on AMD’s Fury X

Christmas is a great time for finding deals on various bits of equipment, and Newegg is offering an AMD Fury X at rock-bottom pricing. There’s an XFX version of the GPU for $ 319 at Newegg right now, and while ...

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Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber

Self-driving cars could be as fundamentally transformative to the American way of life as, well, cars. But they’ve always felt like a pie-in-the-sky technology rather than a product that could be right around the proverbial corner. Today, they took a ...

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ET deals roundup: Save big on laptops, TVs, and more

Still need to get your holiday shopping done? Worry not, there’s tons of great sales going on for December. From Dell laptops to VR headsets to big-screen 4K televisions, you can save a ton online, and get everything shipped to ...

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Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time

This week, Microsoft announced a new initiative with Qualcomm aimed at bringing full 32-bit Win32 compatibility to ARM devices running Windows 10 in 2017. It’s a significant change from the company’s previous ARM strategy, and it could finally clear the ...

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Engineers claim Samsung’s aggressive design led to Note 7 fires

Samsung’s Note 7 release and subsequent is quickly becoming a legendary blunder in the smartphone industry. The Korean electronics giant is still conducting an internal investigation of the battery fires that plagued this device during its short life. But manufacturing ...

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Gears of War 4 competitive cross-play being tested this weekend between PC, Xbox One owners

If you’re still playing Gears of War 4’s multiplayer, this weekend has something special on offer. The Coalition team has decided to enable competitive cross-play for this weekend in hopes of gathering data on what it’s like for Xbox One ...

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New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage

Microsoft’s new Surface Studio is an interesting foray into high-end premium hardware, but it’s clearly not intended as a user-expandable system. It’s always interesting to see how companies balance slim, cutting-edge hardware against basic repairability, and Microsoft’s track record in ...

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