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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

Asus unveils dual-OS, dual-CPU Jekyll & Hyde Transformer Book Trio

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At Computex 2013 in Taiwan, Asus has announced the Transformer Book Trio, the "world's first" three-in-one laptop, tablet, and desktop PC (!). To obtain this rather dubious title, Asus has created a single device that runs both Windows (desktop and laptop), and Android (tablet). That's not the weird bit, though:...
Asus unveils dual-OS, dual-CPU Jekyll & Hyde Transformer Book Trio

VERY SMART: Chromebox Is Really Google's First Desktop PC For Businesses (GOOG)

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The new Chromebox is Google's  first ever kinda-sorta desktop PC. Google today released a vastly revised version of its Chrome operating system with two new devices built by Samsung. One is a new laptop, the Chromebook. But the second one is far more interesting. The Chromebox is what's known as...
VERY SMART: Chromebox Is Really Google's First Desktop PC For Businesses (GOOG)

Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app

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Yahoo is showing today a renewed focus on design for mobile devices. And when the Yahoo team talks about mobile devices, they’re not just referring to the tablets and smartphones you’re using today. They’re also talking about the smartwatches, visors, and God knows what else you’ll be using next...
Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app

Dell OptiPlex 9010 business desktop PC review: small but powerful

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The small form factor Dell Optiplex 9010 Desktop takes up little space, packs a nice performance punch, and is very easy to repair or upgrade. If also has all the service and warranty options and legacy connectivity businesses need. Couple that with Dell's promise of a long product lifespan...
Dell OptiPlex 9010 business desktop PC review: small but powerful

IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

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Strong growth in tablet sales is helping to drive overall growth in the global smart connected device market, according to analyst IDC, as the market reshapes itself with mobility at its core. Posting a new report for full year 2012 and projections through to 2017, the analyst notes that market expansion last year...
IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

10 killer PC upgrades for less than $250

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The holidays present an excellent opportunity to trick out your laptop or desktop PC, especially if Santa, your boss, or your favorite gift-giver directs a sudden influx of cash your way. And even if your holiday haul was heavy on sugarplums and light on spending money, you still don't have to...
10 killer PC upgrades for less than $250

ET deals: Dell Vostro 270s slim PC with dual LCDs for $606

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Bundle deals are often the best way to buy a new PC. Manufacturers are more inclined to run special offers and include extras if they’re guaranteed to move a few extra units off the shelves and, as a result, consumers win out.An especially advantageous bundle is one involving a new...
ET deals: Dell Vostro 270s slim PC with dual LCDs for $606

HP Home & Home Office Store - Save up to $140 instantly on the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f Series Desktop PC

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HP Home & Home Office Store - Save up to $140 instantly on the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f Series Desktop PC

Upgrade your laptop

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EnVy26 asked the Laptops forum about upgrading a portable computer. You have very few options here. Laptops just aren't that upgradable. While a desktop PC is basically a collection of off-the-shelf parts in a big, easy-to-access box, each laptop model is a unique jigsaw puzzle, with many of the...
Upgrade your laptop

HP Home & Home Office Store - Save up to $555 instantly on the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series Customizable Desktop PC

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HP Home & Home Office Store - Save up to $555 instantly on the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t Series Customizable Desktop PC

PC sales are in decline, and in an alarming way for the first time

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You may have noticed that a majority of your non-gamer friends own tablets and smartphones, and you might occasionally remember a day when the desktop PC ruled the market. A new report by market intelligence firm IDC says that the reason why you've been noticing more tablets and smartphones is...
PC sales are in decline, and in an alarming way for the first time

Microsoft Surface Pro reviews: Device is good, not great, critics say

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The Surface Windows 8 Pro arrives on store shelves Saturday starting at $900, and the verdict is in for Microsoft's marquee PC-meets-tablet device. Microsoft, like the rest of the stalwarts in the PC industry including Lenovo, Acer and Dell, is attempting to create a Windows 8 device that perfectly...
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews: Device is good, not great, critics say

Install an Old Laptop Hard Drive in Your Desktop

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Reader Fred wants to know if a laptop hard drive can be plugged into a desktop PC. "The pin out appears to be the same," he notes, "but there is no separate power-supply connector."...
Install an Old Laptop Hard Drive in Your Desktop
Mozilla, AT&T And Ericsson Team Up To Demo Seamless Web-To-Mobile WebRTC Integration At MWC

5.9 watts: The world's most efficient high-end computer

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Dutch hardware hacker, Emile Nijssen (nickname Mux), claims he has built the world’s most efficient high-end desktop computer: An Intel Core i7-3570K with 16GB of RAM, 64GB SSD, and other assorted bits, that consumes just 5.9 watts when idling and 74.5 watts at full load. Your desktop PC, by comparison,...
5.9 watts: The world's most efficient high-end computer

Samsung Refreshes Series 5 Chromebook, Announces Chromebox Desktop PC

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Samsung has refreshed its Series 5 Chromebook and announced the Chromebox, a desktop PC that runs Google's Chrome OS....
Samsung Refreshes Series 5 Chromebook, Announces Chromebox Desktop PC

Windows Blue Rumored to be the Return of the Start Button

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Microsoft's next update to its flagship operating system is codenamed "Windows Blue," or "Windows 8.1," and is anticipated for release later this year. Rumors began circulating today that Windows Blue will reintroduce the classic Start Button that every version of the OS prior to Windows 8 featured. With the release...
Windows Blue Rumored to be the Return of the Start Button
Windows 8: The desktop review

9 Things Microsoft Does Right

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M$: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System." - Urban Dictionary, 2004. "Microsoft sucks." Too many times, the conversation stops there. Yes, Microsoft gets plenty of criticism, much of it...
9 Things Microsoft Does Right

BlueStacks Brings Android to Lenovo PCs

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BlueStacks continues to make impressive headway in its quest to bring the Google’s Android ecosystem to the desktop PC. The virtualization startup today announced a milestone distribution deal with Lenovo that will see its BlueStacks App Player preloaded on the PC maker’s “Idea” line of hardware. The partnership is BlueStacks’...
BlueStacks Brings Android to Lenovo PCs

Google Cloud Print: The Future of Printing?

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These days everything from your mobile phone to your desktop PC will most likely have an Internet connection. This means you you can send an email, collaborate on a document or share a photo between almost any device using the myriad of web services that are available today. But printers are still...
Google Cloud Print: The Future of Printing?

Boot up: iPads are PCs (Microsoft says), patent trolls unmasked, Denmark's snoopers, and more

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Plus HTC v Samsung's displays, Turkey throttling social web?, Twitter moves, and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe future is killer devices connected to amazing cloud services >> The Official Microsoft BlogFrank X Shaw, head of Microsoft PR, was...
Boot up: iPads are PCs (Microsoft says), patent trolls unmasked, Denmark's snoopers, and more

What online video and TV fans can expect from Microsoft's next Xbox

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Microsoft is scheduled to take the wraps off its next Xbox at an event in Redmond, Wash. Tuesday, and the reveal of the new device is likely to not just get gaming fans excited: Game consoles have become the most popular devices to consume Netflix and other forms of online...
What online video and TV fans can expect from Microsoft's next Xbox

Wolfram Alpha releases first desktop PC app for Windows 7, makes homework even easier

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Have a habit of letting Wolfram Alpha do your math for you? Well, say hello to one more tool in your computational arsenal -- the electronic homework lackey self-described knowledge engine is now available as a Windows 7 desktop app for $2.99 at the Intel AppUp store. In addition...
Wolfram Alpha releases first desktop PC app for Windows 7, makes homework even easier

Facebook's antivirus marketplace updated to support seven new languages

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Facebook has improved its Anitivirus (AV) Marketplace today by adding support for seven new languages; French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Portuguese. The social network has been offering antivirus software since April last year. It partnered initially with Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec, giving users access to the...
Facebook's antivirus marketplace updated to support seven new languages
The Mouse Is Dead: Long Live Tobii, Leonard3Do, Leap Motion & Oculus VR
In Google's Future, We Will All Be Developers

Ubi-Camera frames photos with fingers, fails to call you fabulous (video)

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Gesture control's no longer restricted to P.K. Dick novels, having firmly broken away from its fantasist scifi roots into practical, everyday use. It's only natural then that those advancements, typically reserved for computing, would bleed into other areas of consumer tech, like digital imaging. For researchers at Japan's Institute...
Ubi-Camera frames photos with fingers, fails to call you fabulous (video)

For the first time, tablet use of BBC iPlayer has eclipsed mobile

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New figures released by the BBC today reveal that in March this year, tablet use of its iPlayer on-demand catch-up service was higher than mobile use for the first time ever. The number of requests for iPlayer streams on tablets exceeded those on mobile devices by 200,000, with TV viewing being...
For the first time, tablet use of BBC iPlayer has eclipsed mobile
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