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Sony VAIO E Series 14P announced with webcam gesture controls, new design

ASUS Transformer AiO goes on sale in the US, unites desktop and tablet for $1,299

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ASUS' distinctive Transformer AiO has been a long time in coming, having first reached our paws last June. For Americans, it's at last more than just a fantastical idea: Amazon, J&R, Rakuten and other US-friendly online retailers now list the oddest of odd PCs as on sale, and usually...
ASUS Transformer AiO goes on sale in the US, unites desktop and tablet for $1,299
Sony downplays 3D gaming and discusses supporting existing purchases on the PS4

The DVD Is Dying. Hollywood's Plan? Do Nothing And Cede Ground To File Sharing

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David Pogue, NY Times columnist and known copyright infringer, has a new post up over at the Scientific American discussing piracy; more specifically, Hollywood's insistence on driving people to piracy with its lack of digital offerings and a distribution system that depends heavily on artificial limitations. The first issue plaguing...
The DVD Is Dying. Hollywood's Plan? Do Nothing And Cede Ground To File Sharing
Apple Is No Longer Easy: A Mac Mini Tale Of Woe

Acer Aspire Ultra Timeline M3 brings an NVIDIA Kepler GPU to the ultrabook party

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Acer unveiled several new Ultrabooks at CeBIT last week (we spent time with the V5 and V3) but its M3 may be the most special one of all. NVIDIA mentions it will not only be the first with a discrete GPU -- beating Lenovo's T430u to the punch --...
Acer Aspire Ultra Timeline M3 brings an NVIDIA Kepler GPU to the ultrabook party

Gigabyte joins Windows 8 party with tablet, ultrabook, and gaming laptops

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Gigabyte on Thursday introduced its Windows 8 lineup, including a slate, a convertible ultrabook and gaming laptops--all of which are powered by Intel processors. What Gigabyte didn't announce, however, were prices and availability for its Windows 8 offerings. Gigabyte's S1082 slate has a 10.1-inch display with 1366 by 768...
Gigabyte joins Windows 8 party with tablet, ultrabook, and gaming laptops

13 years after the PlayStation 2 changed the industry, Sony finally halts production

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Launched almost thirteen years ago, Sony’s PlayStation 2 has made an enormous impact on gaming. It didn’t bring affordable, popular video games into the household like the NES did. It didn’t popularize 3D graphics like the N64 did. It didn’t blow everyone’s minds with some of the first 3D cutscenes...
13 years after the PlayStation 2 changed the industry, Sony finally halts production
PlayStation 4 tech specs revealed: AMD 'Jaguar' CPU, faster Blu-ray, 720p 3D camera

Velocity Micro unveils three new NoteMagix Ultrabooks for $800 and up

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Velocity Micro is refreshing its NoteMagix line of laptops with three 14-inch Ultrabooks: the U430, U450 and U470. These models aren't the thinnest machines in their category -- the aluminum design tips in at four pounds -- but all three have enough room for a DVD drive. All three...
Velocity Micro unveils three new NoteMagix Ultrabooks for $800 and up

Apple SVP Phil Schiller discusses the evolution of the iMac

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The new iMacs are so thin not only because of a new laminated glass and screen combo, but because Apple (AAPL) removed the optical drive. Whereas it makes sense for MacBook notebooks to lose the DVD drive to increase portability and make room for a bigger battery, weight isn’t really...
Apple SVP Phil Schiller discusses the evolution of the iMac

Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2 ready to download now

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Microsoft's second preview of Windows Embedded Standard 8 is available now. The latest version, typically used outside the standard office and home environs, throws in Kinect for Windows compatibility, as well as some gesture filters for arm-flailing interaction and NFC support. The preview now supports nine languages and requires...
Windows Embedded Standard 8 CTP2 ready to download now

Digital Storm Bolt review: small package, small price, big performance

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Digital Storm's Bolt doesn't look as intimidating as those ginormous gaming PCs that glow and take up a third of your desk, but don't let this machine's slender profile fool you. This little monster is brimming with powerful components and stands ready to crush any game that gets in...
Digital Storm Bolt review: small package, small price, big performance

TV Anytime now lets you take DVDs on the go with your iPad

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Last December, the TV Anytime app appeared, allowing users to record and take any web video online with them on iOS and Android devices. Now, app maker DDT Software has added a new feature, which will let its users rip and transfer DVDs from their desktops to mobile devices. To...
TV Anytime now lets you take DVDs on the go with your iPad

Can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

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Ben's wife has a new Dell laptop running Microsoft Windows 8, and he's trying to downgrade it to Windows 7I don't expect you've tried replacing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Pro. Well, it's not that simple! I'm attempting to change the operating system on my wife's new Dell laptop from...
Can I downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?

Suddenly, Samsung And Others Are Trying To Make An Apple TV Before Apple Can (AAPL)

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Three years ago, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show where he showed off a Slate PC, the company's interpretation of a modern-day tablet. It wasn't anything special, basically just the regular desktop version of Windows 7 running on a big touchscreen device.  A...
Suddenly, Samsung And Others Are Trying To Make An Apple TV Before Apple Can (AAPL)
The Boy Genius Report: Microsoft is blowing it and RIM could too

REVIEW: Apple's 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)

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Apple's newest laptop is the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. While it's another gorgeous piece of hardware from Apple, it's not a laptop you should buy. Click here to jump straight to photos of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro > The best thing about the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is the...
REVIEW: Apple's 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks with Kepler graphics coming to the US for $680-plus

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We spotted Acer's new Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 laptops at Computex earlier this month, and though we already knew some key specs (NVIDIA's Kepler-based graphics, for example), these Ultrabooks hadn't yet been announced for the US market. Today that changes, as Acer just revealed full specs and pricing details...
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks with Kepler graphics coming to the US for $680-plus

APPLE'S KILL LIST: Here Are The 15 Products It Just Declared War Against (AAPL)

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Apple announced a bunch of new stuff at its Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday. Whenever Apple releases new products, it signals what devices it wants to kill.  This time around, Apple is shaking up several industries with changes and additions to its hardware and software.Google Maps Apple's new homemade map system...
APPLE'S KILL LIST: Here Are The 15 Products It Just Declared War Against (AAPL)

Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

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Apple was supposedly waiting for a deal with Sony before it could launch its rumored internet radio service. Well, that may have just happened: AllThingsD claims that Apple has reached an agreement, which gives it the all clear for an announcement at WWDC. Developing... Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Internet,...
Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

Let's Make This Easy: Here Are All The Gadgets You Should And Shouldn't Buy (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, AMZN, BKS, RIMM)

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Despite all the reviews, tweets, and other noise surrounding a major gadget release, we still get asked the same question over and over again: "Should I buy [INSERT GADGET NAME]?" So wouldn't it be nice to have a simple resource with a direct "yes" or "no" answer to that...
Let's Make This Easy: Here Are All The Gadgets You Should And Shouldn't Buy (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, AMZN, BKS, RIMM)

VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral

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While Velocity Micro announced the VMultra earlier this year at CES, it's only now ready for primetime. The VMultra combines a USB hub, an SD card slot, a DVD±RW drive and 500GB of storage into a surprisingly slim package that connects to any computer via USB 3.0. If you...
VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral
Sonnet announces 15-port Echo Thunderbolt dock with built-in HDD and optical drive options

My iMac Has Turned Into An iLemon, And It Makes Me Concerned About Apple

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I've been using Apple's computers since August of 1982, and I worked for Apple for 20 years, and until two years ago I'd never had a bad experience with an Apple product. But that one -- an I5 iMac purchased in October, 2010, which I have come to call my...
My iMac Has Turned Into An iLemon, And It Makes Me Concerned About Apple
Dell Inspiron 14z and Inspiron 13z redux: one ultrabook, one not, coming June 19th (hands-on)

Microsoft to offer Windows 8 upgrade for $39.99, or $69.99 if you still have a DVD drive

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If you’re looking to upgrade your PC to the snappy Windows 8, you can do so online for a pretty fair price of $39.99. If you still like shopping in stores and have one of those old-school DVD drives, a Windows 8 upgrade will set you back $69.99. Once again,...
Microsoft to offer Windows 8 upgrade for $39.99, or $69.99 if you still have a DVD drive
Xbox One packs a Blu-ray drive, 8GB of RAM, and lots of buzzwords

Apple's Brilliant Boondoggle: MacBook Pro Retina Display

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Only Apple could get away with charging a $400 premium for a feature that no one needs, few people will notice, doesn't work with most apps, and was not on anyone's wish list until the company announced it last month. Apple's ultra high-resolution Retina display may be a valuable innovation...
Apple's Brilliant Boondoggle: MacBook Pro Retina Display

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