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Hands-on with Acer's 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, Iconia W3

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After months on the market, Windows 8 tablets have yet to rack up the sales Microsoft and PC vendors were originally hoping for. But on Monday Taiwanese PC maker Acer showed off what could be the first of many Windows 8 tablets to come in smaller screen sizes, following...
Hands-on with Acer's 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, Iconia W3
Ubuntu jumps to tablets in a long-term bet on mobile convergence

Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

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As 2012 rolls on, consumers shopping for a PC will be seeing more of the thin, light, quick-starting Windows laptops called ultrabooks. Big names like Lenovo and Toshiba already have entered this new category, and on Tuesday, Dell will introduce its first ultrabook, the XPS 13, starting at $999. Dell...
Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

We're live from Computex 2013 in Taipei!

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Over the last year, some key manufacturers have opted to reduce their dependence on major trade shows, instead deciding to launch new devices at blowout private events. That's not the case at Computex. As the home of substantial technology players such as Acer, ASUS and HTC, Taiwan is no...
We're live from Computex 2013 in Taipei!

There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)
Lenovo just barely beats HP as top PC vendor worldwide in Q3, according to Gartner

HP reclaims top spot in PC sales, market as a whole climbs 21 perccent

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Well, Apple's reign atop the list of the world's top PC makers was short lived. After clawing its way into the lead, if you counted the iPad as a PC, HP is back atop the heap -- even with Cupertino's tablet-inflated numbers. According to Canalys, the Palo Alto company...
HP reclaims top spot in PC sales, market as a whole climbs 21 perccent

Acer's second-gen Chromebook launches for $199

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Just a day after images of it leaked online, Acer has revealed pricing and availability for its new Acer C7 Chromebook. The next-generation Chromebook from Acer will be available starting tomorrow on the Google Play Store, at Best Buy stores, and on BestBuy.com. It will retail for $199.......
Acer's second-gen Chromebook launches for $199
Please RT: Microsoft tries to save the future of Windows

Toshiba puts the final nail in the netbook coffin, as it discontinues its range in the US

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According to Liliputing, Toshiba is done with netbooks in the United States. The product variety, basement-priced micro-laptops that were exceptionally portable, sold millions of units, and helped certain brands grow in the public mind. However, the trend is over. Yes, over. What happened? Netbooks were squeezed from two directions: functional...
Toshiba puts the final nail in the netbook coffin, as it discontinues its range in the US
The best of Computex Taipei 2012

Acer President Wong: Consumers Are Still Confused by Windows 8

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Earlier today, Acer announced its not-so-surprising plans for a low-priced Android tablet, which AllThingsD’s Bonnie Cha covered in full here. But while sitting down with Acer President Jim Wong yesterday at CES, we discussed that other tablet maker. No, not Apple — Microsoft. Acer, in case you haven’t been following...
Acer President Wong: Consumers Are Still Confused by Windows 8
The Verge is live from Computex 2013
Hulu Plus app lands on Windows 8 (and it actually looks pretty cool)
How to install Ubuntu on Acer's $199 C7 Chromebook

What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners

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Microsoft's first Surface tablet with Windows RT has been released at a price that's substantially higher than competing Android tablets, so Microsoft's hardware partners have decided to ... sell it for more? Both Asus' VivoTab RT and Dell's XPS 10 will be priced equal to or higher than the Surface with...
What's Going to Sell Windows RT Tablets? Features, Not Price, Say Hardware Partners

Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

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Would you pay an extra $50 for a pint-sized tablet if it ran Windows 8 instead of Android? Asus thinks you might. The Taiwan-based electronics maker plans to release a smaller Windows 8 tablet later this year, Asus CEO Jerry Shen recently told The Wall Street Journal. Shen also...
Asus readies small, sub-$300 Windows slates for release

Nook becomes a more tempting tablet

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The Nook gets access to all Android apps and media on Google Play, Acer gets creative with laptop design, and Staples is first national retailer to sell a 3D printer. [Read more]...
Nook becomes a more tempting tablet
Google I/O: The Developers Guide Of What To Expect
Microsoft's new Apple-inspired strategy means more devices, better integration

WiLAN buys 40 telco technology and mobile multimedia patents from Siemens

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Not very good news unless you’re totally cool with the whole patent trolling thing: WiLAN this morning announced that it has acquired a global portfolio of more than 40 patents and applications from Siemens. The patents and applications in question relate to telecommunication network management and mobile multimedia, according to...
WiLAN buys 40 telco technology and mobile multimedia patents from Siemens

iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram

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Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from MacRumors turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blurrycam snaps purport to show an iPhone 5S which is...
iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram
Windows RT line-up starts taking shape, but questions remain

Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets

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The Hulu Plus video subscription service finds its way to several Android tablets Thursday, complete with an updated user interface. The software, found in Google Play, has a visual redesign for easier navigation on large touchscreen devices. But not every Android tablet owner can use the software; only seven devices...
Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets

Lenovo announces education-focused ThinkPad Chromebook, available to schools from February 26

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Lenovo has become the latest computer manufacturer to partner with Google and develop a Chromebook, today announcing the launch of a Google OS powered ThinkPad X131e, a rugged notebook designed for kids attending grade school. ZDNet reports that the 11.6-inch ThinkPad Chromebook will be powered by an Intel processor, feature an...
Lenovo announces education-focused ThinkPad Chromebook, available to schools from February 26
HP and Apple outperform the rest of the PC market in the US, according to Gartner's Q1 data

Asus to launch Chromebook in second half of 2013

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Taiwanese PC maker Asus plans on getting behind Google's Chrome OS and will launch a notebook running the OS in the second half of this year, said company CEO Jerry Shen.The Google-developed OS is still in its early stages, but "market momentum" could develop for the OS in 2014,...
Asus to launch Chromebook in second half of 2013
Acer's snappy Intel-based Windows 8 tablet: up close and personal (video)

The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8

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Last week, Microsoft released the first public test version of Windows 8, its next operating system. It's got a very tough job. It has to beat back three threats at once: the iPad, the Mac, and potential indifference among businesses. But even in the worst case scenario, Windows 8...
The Worst Case Scenario For Windows 8

Hulu Plus arrives on 7 Android tablets, but no Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet

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Hulu Plus is now available on seven Android tablets, the online film and TV service Hulu announced today. As part of the launch, the company is also introducing a new user interface for its Hulu Plus app. The newly supported devices are the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, Motorola...
Hulu Plus arrives on 7 Android tablets, but no Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet
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