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Windows 8: The official review

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Reviewing an operating system is an odd endeavor, because people don't really use operating systems; they use applications. The OS should be as transparent as possible, acting as a platform for applications. In today's cloud-driven world, however, the notion that your application will run in a single OS is...
Windows 8: The official review

Samsung Chromebox Series 3 review

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More Info Chrome OS review (version 19) Samsung Series 5 550 review Google teases Samsung-built Chromebox, desktop version of Chrome OS What happens when you put a Chromebook in a box? You get a Chromebox, natch. Not content with launching its new Chromebook Series 5 550, Samsung's adding the...
Samsung Chromebox Series 3 review

Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

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You, the consumer, probably don't care too much about Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013. But businesses and OEMs, they're pretty psyched. The next generation of Microsoft's light-weight OS offerings will bring the improved touch and gesture support of Windows 8 to low power platforms like car...
Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System

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The video conferencing world is ultra-competitive. I know because every time I get on a video conference with someone from a video conferencing company,* all they ever do is tell me about how they’re leading the industry, and how what they’re announcing will change video conferencing forever by making what...
Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System
Google Plugs GDrive Into Chrome OS, iPhones, IPads
Feature: Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012

Suckers beware, Microsoft Word for iOS is totally fake and a waste of $10

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If you’ve been waiting for Microsoft to release its Office Suite for iOS then you might think you’re in luck when you run across Microsoft Word in the App Store. But instead of being lucky, you’re being suckered. For the whopping $10 price tag, you get an app that almost...
Suckers beware, Microsoft Word for iOS is totally fake and a waste of $10
Feature: Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012

Advancing the state of the art of desktop audio

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The ADL by Furutech Esprit is exactly the sort of component that can elevate the sound of a high-end desktop system. [Read more]...
Advancing the state of the art of desktop audio

Hands-On With Ubuntu for Android

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A few days ago, Ubuntu announced its plans to marry its full desktop operating system with the Android mobile operating system. Ubuntu, of course, is mostly known for its Linux distribution, but the company has recently also branched out into consumer electronics with its Ubuntu for TV initiative. Today, we...
Hands-On With Ubuntu for Android

WSJ: Apple lures leading chip designer away from Samsung

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Former AMD chief engineer and US-based Samsung chip designer Jim Mergard is leaving the company to work for Apple, where his expertise on desktop system processors and SoC (systems on a chip) will make him a formidable asset in yet another front in the competition between tech companies: original chip...
WSJ: Apple lures leading chip designer away from Samsung

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: It's 2016, and Chrome OS is ascendant

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The fat client desktop system has ruled computing for 30 years. Could Google Chrome OS and other cloud-based, thin-client systems dominate the next 30?...
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: It's 2016, and Chrome OS is ascendant

Most of Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs Not Actually Delayed Until June

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Last week, a Digitimes report claimed that Intel was going to delay mass availability of its new Ivy Bridge processors until after June. Ivy Bridge represents the next generation processors from Intel and are expected to power any new Macs in the coming few months. The original target date for...
Most of Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs Not Actually Delayed Until June

Does Windows 8 succeed as a true tablet operating system?

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Among desktop users, Windows 8's user interface has been met with a lukewarm reception, inspiring a recurring refrain: "Why have they put a tablet interface on my desktop system?" That Windows 8 is actually suitable for and effective on touch-driven tablets has been almost taken for granted. A successful entry...
Does Windows 8 succeed as a true tablet operating system?

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z review: Multitouch comes to business

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In today's business world, the keys to getting the most out of your computer are productivity, space, and power--and the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z all-in-one desktop PC epitomizes efficiency. Its 23-inch screen and compact dimensions take up little desk space in today's crowded office environments. At $1247 (as configured, as of...
Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z review: Multitouch comes to business

Dell XPS One 27 review -- Windows fans finally get a beautiful and speedy iMac competitor

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You’d be forgiven for looking at Dell’s XPS One and immediately thinking iMac. In fact, if I were a betting man, I’d say that potential iMac buyers are exactly the demographic at which Dell is aiming. The company’s all-in-one desktop system, while not new, has been the recent recipient of...
Dell XPS One 27 review -- Windows fans finally get a beautiful and speedy iMac competitor
Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012

First Look: iDisplay

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Filed under: iPadiDisplay is one of those apps that you receive as a press release in your inbox and just when you're about to move on, it suddenly hits you exactly what that app does. And you go "Oh man! Yes!" In this case, iDisplay transforms your iPad or iPhone...
First Look: iDisplay

Cisco virtual desktop users to get access to Jabber HD voice and video

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Users of Cisco's virtual desktop system will soon be able to engage in voice and video communications with their colleagues using the Jabber instant messaging tool....
Cisco virtual desktop users to get access to Jabber HD voice and video

Supercharge your laptop with 6 powerful utilities

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It's a dark day. Your shiny new laptop has arrived, but it doesn't deliver the performance or usability you expected. You've taken for granted all the tricks your desktop system has delivered on a daily basis, and now your new (and much more mobile) PC pales in comparison. The...
Supercharge your laptop with 6 powerful utilities

Cisco virtual desktop users will get Jabber access

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Users of Cisco's virtual desktop system will soon be able to engage in voice and video communications with their colleagues using the Jabber instant messaging tool. Previously, Cisco virtual desktop users could tap into Jabber's IM text communications and presence capabilities, but a newly developed software component will make...
Cisco virtual desktop users will get Jabber access

Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 Barebone Is Based on Intel’s Z68 Chipset

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Shuttle has just expanded its XPC barebone product lineup with a new high-performance compact solution dubbed the SZ68R5, which is based on Intel Z68 chipset and supports the company’s LGA 1155 processors. Despite its small size, the unit can house a fully-fledged desktop system and can accommodate a maximum of...
Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 Barebone Is Based on Intel’s Z68 Chipset

Avid Brings Its "Pro-sumer" Video Editing App to iPad

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Avid, maker of high-end digital video and audio production tools, is bring its “pro-sumer” video editing software to the iPad. The app is available starting Thursday as part of the Avid Studio suite. The app will run on iPad only, though Avid says it’s exploring other mobile operating systems. Avid...
Avid Brings Its "Pro-sumer" Video Editing App to iPad
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