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Work is becoming a lifestyle with a lot of young professionals.

With more people taking work home, telecommuting, contracting and travelling, they want laptops that can be used for both business and pleasure. Why switch machines when you can have something that is easily portable for work but still powerful enough to game and watch streamed videos in HD?

Fortunately, the industry is listening. Whether you like to play games or simply hitting the 'play' button on your screen — there will be something here for you.

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Versatility has become one of the most sought-after features in modern tech. People don't want to be carrying around several different devices when they could be carrying one.

This is why 2-in-1 laptops are becoming increasingly popular. Whether it's for business, travel or casual use — you don't have to compromise anymore. You can have a powerful computer and tablet rolled into one device.

Of course, there are a lot of options out there. Here are ten of the best that you can pick up in time for Christmas.

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Whether you're away on business or going on a holiday, hauling around extra heavy luggage is a pain. But so is leaving your tech behind. Laptops have come a long way in the last few years and you no longer have to compromise convenience for comfort. There is a plethora of ultra thin models to choose from that you can take to the beach and the boardroom.

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In August Microsoft launched a preview of an offering on its Azure public cloud platform that supports high-performance computing (HPC). Called Azure N-Series, the virtual machines are powered by NVIDIA GPUs and are already being used by Open AI, a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research organisation co-founded by Elon Musk.

Today at the Microsoft Australia Developer Conference in Sydney, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that developers will be able to make use of N-series virtual machines on Azure to run compute intensive workloads in the cloud. This means even small developer operations can have access to technology that is traditionally reserved for large enterprises. Here's what you need to know.

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Microsoft has launched Outlook Customer Manager, a tool that will be integrated into Office 365, that aims to help small businesses make the most of their interactions with their clients. Customer Manager can automatically organise customer information neatly in one place within the Microsoft Outlook email client. There's also a dedicated mobile app for the new tool. Here's what you need to know.

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Many developers prefer to use Apple Mac devices for their coding needs and up until this point, Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE) was only available on Windows. Now the company has announced that it will be releasing a preview of Visual Studio for Mac, which will run natively on macOS. The preview will launch at Microsoft Connect() conference later this week. But despite the name, Visual Studio for Mac isn't a direct port of the Windows version of the IDE. Here's what you need to know.

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I got one of the sadly frequent scam calls the other day from "Windows Consumer care", telling me about a "serious problem" with my computer. Rather than angrily hang up, I kept the call going as long as possible. Here's why.