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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’s desktop PC upgrade guide.


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.


The Coolest, Craziest PC Mods and Builds of 2015 (So Far)

The year is still extremely young, but we just returned from CES 2015, where a small army of PCs appeared in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and configurations. Check out some of these monsters.

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The 8080 Chip at 40: What's Next for the Mighty Microprocessor?

Forty years after Intel's iconic 8080 chip launched the personal computing revolution, we spoke to early processor designers and other industry experts to find out what the next 40 years of computing will bring.

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Curved displays shown at CES may make more sense as monitors than for TVs

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Intel: Many PC Makers Plan to Skip Desktop Broadwell PCs and Wait for Skylake CPUs

Although Intel launches its Broadwell chip for notebooks and some desktops today, even Intel admits that in some cases PC makers may just pass it by.

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Are PC Hard Drives Destined to Die at the Hand of the Cloud? Maybe, Analysts Say

Are hard drives in PCs and consumer devices on their way out? Analysts had mixed opinions, leaving open the option that it could happen.

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6 Technologies That Will Change PCs in 2015

Laptops and desktops will be interactive, get 3D depth-sensing cameras and be free of wires

Samsung brings curved screen from TV to PC

Samsung enters desktop market with the Ativ One 7 Curved, priced starting at $1,299

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