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Hands-on with the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock

Windows Phone fans are about to get the most exciting device this year. The HP Elite x3 features a 5.96-inch diagonal WQHD (2560x1440) AMOLED display, 64GB of internal memory, 4GB of RAM, dual-biometrics (iris and fingerprint scanners), a massive 4,150mAh battery, and more. It can be connected to the HP Elite x3 Lap Dock to boost productivity. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.

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HP has launched a new family of gaming products designed specifically for those who demand the ultimate, immersive gaming experience. The new high-end gaming products include the OMEN X Desktop, OMEN 17 Laptop, and other accessories. HP says the OMEN X brand focuses on overbuilt and over-engineered products meant to deliver bold innovation for gaming customers.

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Everyone's talking about Pokémon Go, the crazy-popular new game that launched over the weekend. Unfortunately, it's only available on Android and iOS. About 35,000 people have already signed a petition to bring Pokémon Go to our favorite platform, but while we wait for that to happen, let's look at some of the reactions from Windows Phone users missing out on Pokémon Go.

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One of the new features on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is Windows Ink, which lets users with an active pen access core features such as writing sticky notes, doodling in a sketchpad, or annotating screenshots with Screen Sketch. The workspace also makes it easier for users to find apps that support the use of an active pen. We'll show you how.

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If you own a Windows Phone, you'll be able to see its notifications on your PC when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update releases on August 2nd. While it can be useful to many people, I don't like my PC getting bombarded with notifications from my phone. I'll show you how to disable the Windows Phone notifications on your PC, or change the settings to make them more manageable.

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Part of Windows Ink from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is Sticky Notes. It lets you add quick notes to your screen just like you would with Post-it notes. While Sticky Notes is great for remembering common tasks, it can go a step further. For example, it can add a reminder to your calendar if it recognizes a time or date in the note. Watch our how-to video to see it in action.

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When shooting and editing videos on the go, a portable storage solution is improtant to get the job done. Since my camera equipment adds weight and bulk to my bag, I need the storage solution to be small, rugged, and fast. SanDisk released their Extreme 510 Portable SSD with 480GB capacity this year, and it looks like it'll be an essential item in my backpack.

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FIFA 17 first impressions from E3 2016

FIFA 17 doesn't come out until late September, but there were some demo stations available at E3 2016 for those who were interested in a sneak peek. I tried it on the Xbox One and recorded the gameplay against another player. Go watch it!

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First look at the Xbox One S from E3 2016

The Xbox One S was one of the many things shown off at the company's E3 2016 press conference. Starting at $299, you get a 40% smaller console compared to the original, and support for 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray movies and content partners like Netflix and Amazon Video. There's more. Watch our hands-on video.

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How to use Cortana to find and ring your phone

While you can find or ring your phone from the web browser using Microsoft's Device Manager from the web, Insiders can also find their phone with the help of Cortana. Not only will Cortana find your Windows Phone, but she can also hunt down an Android phone if it has Cortana installed. We'll show you how.

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I've cancelled my cable subscription a couple of months ago, and while I was able to cruise by with Netflix, Amazon Video, and HBO Now apps on the Xbox One, I've started missing live sports. Specifically, the NBA Playoffs are currently underway and my setup felt inadequate. Then I remembered the Xbox One had a Sling TV app.

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One of the new features introduced in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for PC is the option to have Cortana on your lock screen. You can ask her questions or create reminders without having to unlock your device. Want to see how it works, but don't want to install an Insider build? Make sure to watch our hands-on video.

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Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring can now send texts from their Windows 10 PC via their Windows 10 Mobile device. This feature is called Messaging Everywhere, and it's currently in beta if you want to try it out. We made a quick video showing how it works and how you can use it, so make sure to click the play button!

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Windows Ink is one of the new features added in build 14328 for Windows 10 Insiders. It's a set of pen-driven experiences that helps you quickly write notes, sketch, or annotate screenshots. If you want to see how it works before you try, we've got it all on video. Make sure to hit that Play button!

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Boomerang is an official app from Instagram that takes a burst of photos and stitches them together into a high-quality mini video that plays forward and backward. While Windows 10 Mobile users wait for the official app, they can try out a third-party app called InstaBooom that mimics the features found on Boomerang.

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Build 14322 for Windows 10 Mobile became available for download on Thursday to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, and we've been playing with it on our Lumia 950. It's a big update with changes to Notifications, Cortana, Continuum, Lock Screen, and more. We've got it all on video, so make sure to click the play button!

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