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Lenovo's profits climb 30% on strong PC shipments (but don't tell HP)
Michael Dell emphasizes enterprise solutions over PC sales

Quake 3 port brings classic shooter action to Android phones

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Filed under: Games, Android Those crazy cats over at Engadget get really excited about Android apps and gaming, so I wasn't surprised to see them gushing about this news: Quake 3 has been ported to Android! That's right, the end-all-be-all of early-00's first-person shooters, a game that used to require...
Quake 3 port brings classic shooter action to Android phones

Hands-on with the Asus VivoTab Smart, full Windows 8 for $450

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Say what you will about Windows 8, but it has succeeded in yielding the most interesting crop of PC hardware that we have yet to see on the market. The Asus VivoTab Smart is a shining example of an innovative design that has been directly spawned to take advantage of...
Hands-on with the Asus VivoTab Smart, full Windows 8 for $450

How Windows 8 is shaping next-generation PCs

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Windows 8 Release Preview Like XP or Vista: how will businesses treat Windows 8? Ditching Zune for Xbox: a new look at Windows 8 media apps Hands-on: Windows 8's SkyDrive Windows 8's built-in antivirus will put third-party products first Hands-on: News, Sports, and Travel go Metro in Windows 8...
How Windows 8 is shaping next-generation PCs
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NZXT's Cryo E40 laptop cooler sends a pleasant breeze wherever you like

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NZXT is pretty good when it comes to avoiding unnecessary flourishes and providing straight-up PC hardware. Its Cryo E40 laptop cooler is no different, forgoing HDD slots and magic elixirs in favor of two 80mm fans that clasp magnetically to the underside of its steel mesh. These can be...
NZXT's Cryo E40 laptop cooler sends a pleasant breeze wherever you like

Microsoft Is Pulling A Silly, Apple-Like Move With Windows 8 Tablets (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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Mozilla just blasted Microsoft for blocking third-party browsers in the "classic" mode of its Windows 8 tablets. Windows 8 tablets will run on a different type of processor, called ARM, than desktops use. The tablets will have Microsoft's new tile-based "Metro" interface, but also allow you to access a classic...
Microsoft Is Pulling A Silly, Apple-Like Move With Windows 8 Tablets (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

★ Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines

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A few months ago, I heard suggestions that Apple had tentative plans to release a developer beta of Mac OS X 10.7 at WWDC this June. That is no longer the case. Mac OS X 10.7 development continues, but with a reduced team and an unknown schedule. It’s my educated...
★ Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines

New year's tech resolutions: Best digital practices for 2013

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Losing weight and quitting smoking are resolutions most of us don't keep through January. But there are ways to improve your online security, PC hardware performance and even financial bottom line that require little vigilance and just a few mouse clicks. You don't even need to break a sweat. Yes,...
New year's tech resolutions: Best digital practices for 2013
HP releases KIRF iMac complete with Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad

Microsoft set to destroy Apple in every games market

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Filed under: Developer, GamesDid you know that the Xbox 360 is just a PC in a box? Sure, the inputs are different and you generally attach it to a TV -- but still, internally, it's PC hardware. You can even use the controllers with your PC if you like! The...
Microsoft set to destroy Apple in every games market

10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

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Windows 8 is here. In form and functionality, the new flagship operating system is the most dramatic makeover of Windows since its inception. Windows 8 was developed from the ground up with a touch-enabled interface that works best when tapped and swiped. Under the hood, the same old Windows...
10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

Steam Big Picture is now live, and here's how you can get it

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Steam’s Big Picture feature is now live in the beta channel, bringing an interface to the application that is designed to be used with a TV and a controller. Valve has bemoaned the state of both PC hardware and console technology, decrying a lack of innovation and openness in these...
Steam Big Picture is now live, and here's how you can get it
Final Fantasy XIV brings new gameplay and western sensibilities to venerable franchise
Valve fed up with lame computer hardware, decides to make its own

TNW's Daily Dose - Antisec leaks Apple IDs, The White House gets new apps and more

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Antisec leaks over a million Apple device IDs, The White House launches new Web, iOS and Android apps and Valve heads into the hardware business. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to...
TNW's Daily Dose - Antisec leaks Apple IDs, The White House gets new apps and more

Welcome to the beginning of a new PCWorld era

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Night and day. This is the difference between the PCWorld we just consigned to our recycle bin, and the bigger, bolder, exponentially more dynamic PCWorld that we unveil today. As you can see, our website has undergone a stunning visual transformation. Along with a sleek new logo, we've unleashed...
Welcome to the beginning of a new PCWorld era

HP Is Just Fine With Microsoft's Surface Tablet, Thank You

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If Microsoft’s decision to enter the PC hardware market with its own Surface tablet has caused Hewlett-Packard any anxiety, the PC-maker isn’t letting on. While some PC manufacturers like Acer have bemoaned Microsoft’s Surface initiative in the press, even going so far as to call upon Redmond to “think twice”...
HP Is Just Fine With Microsoft's Surface Tablet, Thank You

Dell Gives Up On Selling Smartphones In The U.S. (For Now, Anyway)

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I’d wager that only a few of you will remember that Dell sold their own smartphones, and even fewer of you still have ever actually owned one. It should come as no surprise then that Dell, who entered the smartphone market less than two years ago, has announced that they...
Dell Gives Up On Selling Smartphones In The U.S. (For Now, Anyway)

First impressions: Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

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Much has been written about Microsoftís entry into the PC hardware space, competing for the first time directly with its Windows hardware partners. For whatever reason, Microsoft decided that it needed to ëmake a splashí with its own hardware launching the Surface tablets running Windows 8 or Windows RT in...
First impressions: Microsoft Surface with Windows RT

Valve rumored prepping Steam Box, tackling Apple TV too

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Valve Software is entering the console race by developing its own hardware platform, new rumors brought up early Saturday. The approach outlined by The Verge would have typical PC hardware with a Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and NVIDIA graphics, but it would serve as a fixed platform for three...
Valve rumored prepping Steam Box, tackling Apple TV too

Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser, Uses Up To 18% Less Power Than Chrome and Firefox

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If everybody switched from Chrome and Firefox to Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, we could save enough energy to power 10,000 U.S. households, a new study (PDF) commissioned by Microsoft says. The reason for this, Microsoft says, its focus on making IE fast and the fact that IE taps...
Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser, Uses Up To 18% Less Power Than Chrome and Firefox
Is HP getting ready for a big split?

HP Is Just Fine With Microsoft's Surface Tablet, Thank You

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HP Is Just Fine With Microsoft's Surface Tablet, Thank You: John Paczkowski: If Microsoft's decision to enter the PC hardware market with its own Surface tablet has caused Hewlett-Packard any anxiety, the PC-maker isn't letting on. And their other choice is what exactly?  They can complain publicly and risk pissing...
HP Is Just Fine With Microsoft's Surface Tablet, Thank You

Microsoft is taking a huge risk with Windows 8, and that's OK

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Microsoft is ready to make a bold shift with the launch of Windows 8. Windows 8 is a dramatic departure from its predecessors, and Microsoft seems to be putting a lot on the line. Windows 7 is phenomenal, and people inherently resist change, so Windows 8 is a risky...
Microsoft is taking a huge risk with Windows 8, and that's OK

New York artist fashions dead drop from dying hardware, mounts DVD burner in city wall

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The optical drive may be making its exit in the world of personal computing, but at least it seems to still have a place in artistic architecture. Aram Bartholl -- the man behind New York City's infamous USB dead drops -- has installed a DVD burner into the side...
New York artist fashions dead drop from dying hardware, mounts DVD burner in city wall

Why PC hardware needs a company like Valve to truly innovate

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It looks like Valve really does want to start producing PC hardware, in some form or another. The company posted an opening for an industrial designer on their website recently, re-igniting rumors of a ‘Steam Box‘ gaming console. The most interesting part of the job description, highlighted by TNW’s own...
Why PC hardware needs a company like Valve to truly innovate

Microsoft fresh out of $499 Surface RTs after one day of pre-orders

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This may be a good sign for Microsoft: a little over a day after putting its new Surface RT tablet up for pre-order, the entry-level $499 version of the tablet has sold out. Its estimated shipping time has slipped from October 26, Windows 8's release date, to a more nebulous...
Microsoft fresh out of $499 Surface RTs after one day of pre-orders

AMD's Radeon HD 7950 graphics processor

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If you're plugged into the PC hardware and gaming worlds at all, you probably already know about the Radeon HD 7970, AMD's world-beating graphics card that debuted recently. As the world's first GPU built with 28-nm fabrication tech, the 7970 asserted its dominance in our tests by humbling the prior...
AMD's Radeon HD 7950 graphics processor
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