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USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

Desktop motherboards with USB 3.1 connectors are being released by hardware companies

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Ideovitra seeks to slay PC power vampires with SensyBee smart switch

Sitting between a PC and a wall outlet, SensyBee can turn a PC off completely, potentially saving up to 50W

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Microsoft and friends get Lenovo's Superfish scourge under control

Microsoft, Lenovo, and others in the PC industry have cleaned up Lenovo PCs with the Superfish adware pre-installed.

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If you hate PC bloatware, here are the vendors to avoid

Bloatware or crapware clogs your PC, slowing it down and gobbling up space. A little research can help you avoid the worst offenders.

PC sales may be worse than expected this year

IDC revised its forecast for PC shipments in 2015 to a drop of 4.9 percent

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Sorry, Intel: As Windows XP upgrade cycle wanes, so does company's revenue forecast

Intel lowers its revenue guidance by almost $1 billion as the post-Windows-XP surge in sales peters out.

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Ultimate Guide to Linux Desktop Environments

A compilation of one Linux expert's adventures with 10 desktop environments.

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Bloatware: Why Computer Makers Fill Your PC With Junk, and How to Get Rid of it

Lenovo's Superfish debacle has thrust bloatware back into the limelight. Here's why PC makers intentionally make your PC experience worse, and how to blast the crap off your computer.

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Lenovo's Brand 'Buzz' Score Takes Hit After Superfish Crapware Flap

Lenovo's "brand buzz" rating fell by half after reports surfaced that it had pre-loaded hacker-vulnerable adware onto consumer PCs, a brand quality measurement firm said today.

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Intel: Moore's Law Will Continue Through 7nm Chips

Eventually, the conventional ways of manufacturing silicon chips will run out of steam. According to Intel researchers speaking at the ISSCC conference this week, however, we still have headroom.

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Microsoft Helps Out Partner Lenovo, Deletes Superfish 'Crapware' and Rogue Cert

Microsoft today updated its free Windows Defender and Security Essentials antivirus programs to sniff out and delete the rogue certificate linked to Superfish Visual Discovery, the "crapware" that blew up in Lenovo's face this week.

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In a Post Superfish World, it's Time to Hold PC Vendors More Accountable for Adware

Adware. Bloatware. Crapware, Whatever you call it, Superfish shows how something annoying can turn scary. It's time to say enough is enough.

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Security Experts Call for Halt to PC 'Crapware' After Lenovo Debacle

Security professionals want Lenovo -- and other PC makers -- to stop the practice of loading third-party software on new PCs after one such app was found to be vulnerable to abuse by cyber criminals.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One 23 Review: Slide-in PCs Create Versatile All-in-Ones

Lenovo's new 23-inch Tiny-in-One display doubles as a dock for the company's Tiny Desktop small-form-factor computers. The result is a pretty nice all-in-one.

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Cortana on the PC: Can We Talk?

While Cortana on PCs and tablets goes beyond what Google Now and Siri on smartphones can offer, it isn't clear how popular, valuable or successful Cortana on PCs and tablets will be with customers.

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Is Windows 10 the Enterprise OS Businesses Have Been Waiting For?

Windows 8 was considered a disaster for both businesses and consumers. Should enterprises upgrade to Windows 10 quickly or wait as long as possible?

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5 Affordable Hardware Upgrades for a More Efficient New Year

Jazz up your system's storage, memory, networking and display without breaking the bank with CIO.com’s desktop PC upgrade guide.

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Mouse Box Wants to Stuff a Full PC into a Mouse

Packing the guts of a computer into a mouse seems like a neat idea, even if it's probably going to wind up being vaporware.

Google Ties iPhones, iPads to Chrome with Remote Desktop

Google this week launched its Remote Desktop app for iOS, fulfilling a promise made nine months ago.

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