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  • BYOPC: Use a Mini-PC as a "Woku"

    BYOPC: Use a Mini-PC as a “Woku”

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    A few days ago, I wrote about building a Windows 10-based Roku-type device that one could use to inexpensively and elegantly access Windows 10-based media apps and services in the living room. But you may not need to build anything: You could of course simply use a very low-end Windows 10 PC instead.

    HP Updates Its Affordable Stream Laptops

    HP Updates Its Affordable Stream Laptops

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    When HP began engineering its PC comeback a few years ago, it started from an unlikely place: A family of low-cost but high quality Stream laptops. This week, the firm has announced the first major revamping of this lineup, which now offers thinner and lighter designs, longer battery life and better connectivity.

    What I Use: Home Swap 2016

    What I Use: Home Swap 2016

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    This year's home swap is different for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that our son opted out of the trip for the first time. But with less time away than usual, I've reexamined how to approach the trip from a work perspective, and I've brought less gear than usual.

    HP Spectre Review

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    The new HP Spectre is gorgeous, impossibly thin, and so light it almost disappears into my carry-on bag, and it offers the performance one would expect of a much bigger and heavier PC. What's missing, of course, is all-day battery life, a multi-touch screen, and simple connectivity with existing peripherals.