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Digital Storm launches Marauder series of desktop PCs for gamers on a budget

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Digital Storm gets plenty of coverage for its boutique gaming PCs and coma-inducing prices, but its latest Marauder lineup serves as proof that it's willing to also build quality, affordable rigs for the masses. Consumers may choose between four configurations, which feature AMD processors on the low-end and Intel...
Digital Storm launches Marauder series of desktop PCs for gamers on a budget
Microsoft reportedly working to block apps that re-enable the Windows 8 Start button
After Alpha Attracts 1M, BlueStacks Goes Beta To Bring 450K Android Apps To Your PC

Apple is the only PC brand making progress in Europe (and that’s without iPad)

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Research firm Gartner just released their estimates for PC shipments in the Western Europe region during the holiday quarter. Only Apple and Asus made any meaningful progress, with Apple recording the strongest gains in France and the United Kingdom. While the Mac maker remained absent from the top 5 rankings in...
Apple is the only PC brand making progress in Europe (and that’s without iPad)

Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows chief Steven Sinofsky just put up 8,000+ word blog post on Microsoft's plans for Windows 8 on the low-powered ARM processors that today run the iPad and most other tablets. This is the most critical part of Windows 8. Like every version of Windows, Windows 8 will...
Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About Microsoft's Upcoming iPad Killers (MSFT)

Only 8.5% Of Internet Usage Comes Via Mobiles, Double Last Year's Figure

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When you read the headlines of how ubiquitous smartphones are becoming, and how in some countries the mobile device is overtaking the PC in terms of internet access, you would think that mobile internet usage would directly follow from these facts. In reality, it seems that it still lagging...
Only 8.5% Of Internet Usage Comes Via Mobiles, Double Last Year's Figure

BlueStacks Now Lets You Run Android Apps On Your Mac

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There’s no love lost between Android and Apple users, or at least among the fanboys and fangirls. The flamewar between the passionate adopters of the top two mobile operating systems has persisted for awhile now, even in spite of our pleas for a detente. Luckily, one startup is on a...
BlueStacks Now Lets You Run Android Apps On Your Mac
Windows 8 on ARM: building a common Windows platform

Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents

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Motorola Mobility’s request that Apple pay it patent royalties of 2.25 percent on sales of some iPhones and iPads in return for a license to its standard-essential patents, while aggressive, was not the most onerous demand in the two companies’ negotiations. According to the European Commission’s decision on Google’s...
Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents

It's time to move on from power testing most desktop PCs

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Wonder what happened to our desktop power consumption test? All will come clear....
It's time to move on from power testing most desktop PCs

Soluto says hello to Metro, helping users to manage their Windows 8 devices

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With Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview just minutes old, Soluto has announced that it is bringing its PC management software to the Windows 8, saying ‘hello’ to Metro and helping users assist their friends and family, download the best apps and stay on top of their tablet and desktop PCs. Soluto...
Soluto says hello to Metro, helping users to manage their Windows 8 devices

Wanted: a cheap desktop PC for 3D graphics

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Thompson Edolo wants a cheap desktop PC that can run Blender, Adobe After Effects and other high-end graphics software at a reasonable speedI want to buy a desktop PC to do 3D modelling and rendering. I am learning how to use Blender, and I hope to add Unity 3D for...
Wanted: a cheap desktop PC for 3D graphics

How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years

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For ReadWriteWeb's ninth anniversary last week, our founder and Editor-in-Chief Richard MacManus took a loving look back at how the site has evolved over the years. But RWW isn't the only thing that's stuck around even as it's changed over the past almost-decade. The Web has changed dramatically over...
How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years

Windows Phone 8 Will Be Deeply Integrated with Windows 8 OS

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In the company's second big announcement this week, Microsoft says its new mobile operating system Windows Phone 8 will be deeply integrated with the Windows 8 OS in tablet and desktop PCs....
Windows Phone 8 Will Be Deeply Integrated with Windows 8 OS
Ubuntu Linux Dresses Up For Biz Desktops

Apple CEO Tim Cook on PCs, tablets and avoiding the ‘baggage from the past’

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Microsoft is pitching its upcoming Windows 8 as a “no compromise” experience — working across desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets and hybrid devices — but Apple CEO Tim Cook remains unconvinced that such an approach will be effective. Speaking at AllThingsD’s D10 conference in California last night, Cook expanded on the recent...
Apple CEO Tim Cook on PCs, tablets and avoiding the ‘baggage from the past’

Vizio CTO: Tablets will kill small-screen TVs

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iPads and other tablets won’t kill off the laptop, but rather small-screen TVs, Vizio CTO Matt McRae told me during an interview at this week’s Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. “Instead of buying a 19 inch TV or a 24 inch TV, (people) may be more likely to...
Vizio CTO: Tablets will kill small-screen TVs

Getting a Refund on a Cache Drive

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A reader asks On Your Side for help in getting a promised refund on his Corsair cache drive. Plus: Lenovo's recall of some of its all-in-one desktop PCs....
Getting a Refund on a Cache Drive

The Rebirth of the Desktop PC as the Thin Client: HP

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The original concept of the thin client device, which Hewlett-Packard helped pioneer, was to strip the PC down to just the minimum hardware needed to serve as a decent enough remote access terminal, while moving the compute power to the data center. But with new private cloud architectures enabling businesses...
The Rebirth of the Desktop PC as the Thin Client: HP

Apple CEO Takes Shot at Microsoft, Windows 8 Tablets

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Tim Cook said forcing tablets to use an operating system written for desktop PCs means Windows 8 tablets will be 'very similar to what tablets were 10 years ago.'...
Apple CEO Takes Shot at Microsoft, Windows 8 Tablets
Windows 8 may cost just $15 to upgrade — but should you?

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
‘Hunger Games’ in HTML5: Microsoft and Lionsgate put odds in IE9′s favor

Mobilize.net aim to renew .NET apps for mobile, cloud use

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Mobilize.net, led by two long-time Microsoft execs, aims to bring thousands of legacy .NET applications to the mobile devices or cloud platform of the customer’s choice. While many in the Web 2.0 and mobile device world dominated by iOS and Android don’t see Windows and .NET as the platforms of the...
Mobilize.net aim to renew .NET apps for mobile, cloud use
Samsung Galaxy S III accessories include 'C Pen' stylus, AllShare streaming hub
NPD: Apple grabs almost a fifth of all holiday consumer electronics, Apple Stores second only to Best Buy and Walmart in revenue

7 Great All-in-One Desktop PCs

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Traditional tower desktops have had a good run. All-in-one PCs--expensive upstarts just two or three years ago--have all but usurped the throne....
7 Great All-in-One Desktop PCs

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Multi-monitor desktop video review

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We know that Windows 8 is primarily a tablet and touch-first operating system, but — assuming everything goes to plan — it will also be used on hundreds of millions of desktop PCs around the world. Microsoft has spent a lot of time and tens of thousands of words convincing...
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Multi-monitor desktop video review

HP reports 'higher than expected' failures of some desktop PC motherboards

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Hewlett-Packard has identified a high rate of logic board failures in its popular Pavilion line of desktop PCs, and has offered customers a one-year warranty extension to cover possible repairs, Computerworld has learned....
HP reports 'higher than expected' failures of some desktop PC motherboards

Dr. Sinofsky or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8

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Over the last few months, a compelling case has been made for Microsoft’s doe-eyed championing of touchscreen tablets and apparent abandonment of the desktop. Windows 8′s primary interface, with liberal use of horizontal scrolling and the same big, chunky live tiles that adorn Windows Phone 7, is undeniably touch-centric. Couple...
Dr. Sinofsky or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8
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