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How Windows 10's Near Share feature wirelessly beams files to nearby PCs

Tue, 2018-03-27 06:26

Imagine sitting down at a conference table and realizing you have the URL for a shared document, but your boss isn't willing to copy down the random gobbledygook of the Web address from your screen. A new feature in Windows 10's Redstone 4, called Near Share, allows you to beam that file across the table in a flash. 

Near Share, first introduced as part of Windows 10’s Insider Build 17035, is an ad-hoc replacement for the "sneakernet" of trading USB keys. (If you've used an iPhone, think of Near Share as Microsoft's answer to Apple's AirDrop.) Unfortunately, my tests found that it a lack of speed makes it a poor choice for everything but webpage URLs and tiny files. For those simple transactions, though, it's pretty convenient. Here's how to use Near Share within Windows 10.

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Dell New XPS 13 review: It's elegant, tiny and stupidly fast

Tue, 2018-03-27 06:18

Dell made a bold statement when it claimed its completely redesigned New XPS 13 would be among the fastest laptops in its class, if not the fastest. After finally laying our hands on the New XPS 13, we’d have to officially declare that Dell ain’t just trash-talking.

How fast is it? Let’s just say the XPS 13 with an 8th-gen Core i5 is as fast, if not faster than, most 8th-gen Core i7 laptops. It’s even on a par with, or faster than, many larger, beefier laptops, too.

But that’s not all. There’s way more to this redesigned XPS 13 that’s worthy of your attention.

Adam Patrick Murray

The New XPS 13 (top) is slightly thinner than the previous XPS 13 (bottom.)

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