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Hands-on: Samsung DeX for Galaxy S8

The docking station will connect to a big screen using HDMI and let you use your Android apps in a full desktop environment.

Windows 10 Creators Update review: Gaming, inking, and Edge win, while mixed reality loses



Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update offers the most significant upgrade to Windows 10 since its launch, splashing a bright, cheery coat of fun over Windows 10’s productivity foundation. Microsoft announced Wednesday morning that this free upgrade will begin rolling out to existing users as soon as April 11. New users will need to pay $120 for Windows 10 Home or $200 for Windows 10 Pro—remember, Windows 10 itself is no longer free. Insiders already have the Creators Update, as the company also confirmed Wednesday, and we used the Insider build to write this review. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Windows 10 Creators Update Review: Microsoft makes it fun

The Creators Update may not have everything Microsoft promised, but what's there is fun: gaming, inking, e-reading and more.

iHome iSP6 and iSP8 SmartPlug reviews: An easy entree into the smart home



The iHome SP6 and iSP8 SmartPlugs push a lot of the right buttons. First off, their horizontal oblong form factor allows another plug to fit in above or below in a conventional two-outlet fixture. You can even plug two SmartPlug units into the same fixture without a squeeze.Second, while it has its own account-based remote access and management, allowing scheduling, it’s also ready for HomeKit for iPhone and iPad users. This offers maximum flexibility depending on which system you use and what might change for you in the future. For remote access, HomeKit requires a third- or fourth-generation Apple TV; for automation and to add access for other iOS users, the network must have an iPad or a fourth-generation Apple TV set up as a hub. The iHome also works with the Alexa, SmartThings, Wink, and Nest smart home ecosystems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here