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IDC forecasts drop in PC and tablet shipments this year

The arrival of Windows 10 won't lead to a surge in PC sales

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Mandriva goes under as Canonical considers IPO

The same year Canonical expresses plans to go public, Mandriva is being liquidated.


Why organizations should supply IT consultants with laptops

What's your take on the consultant/contractor equipment discussion...and the BYOD discussion in general? Should contractors use their own tools or be supplied with equipment by the organization using their services? Why? What is...

Lenovo's profit hit by acquisitions of Motorola, IBM server business

The Chinese PC vendor is pulling more revenue from smartphones, tablets and servers

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Micro Express Microflex 20B review: This PC targets power users at work, but it games well, too

The Microflex 20B is affordable, roomy, and fast. But opt for the the Core i7-59xx rather than the Core i7-5820K CPU we tested, which limits SLI setups.

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RAM for the rich and nerdy: 128GB DDR4 memory kits become reality

DDR4 promised higher capacities than DDR3 and the time is finally here: Corsair and Kingston have announced 128GB RAM kits.

HP promises warranty on overclocked desktops popular with gamers

HP has also given its tower desktops a makeover with a metallic finish

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Antique Apple-1 sells for $236K on eBay

The Apple-1 antique personal computer listed on eBay earlier this month sold for just over $236,000 last week.

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Microsoft preps PCs for Windows 10 with more auto updates

Microsoft last week continued to deliver automatic updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs to prep them for the summer upgrade to Windows 10.

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Mini PC invasion: 10 radically tiny computers that fit in the palm of your hand

Some of today's 'desktop' mini PCs make laptops seem downright bulky in comparison. Here are 10 examples.

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Antique Apple-1 computer lands on eBay today

A collector will sell a rare Apple-1 personal computer on eBay this week, with 10% of the proceeds going to the ALS Association.

OS X has hidden backdoor API for root privileges

In today's Apple roundup: Why you should update to OS X 10.10.3 right away. Plus: Apple Watch sells out in minutes. And Mac sales up nine percent in the U.S.

Acer's Revo One RL85 desktop comes to US with Broadwell chips

The new PC combines beauty and brawn, and starts at $249.99

Acer to bring Chrome OS to an all-in-one PC, as vendors experiment

The Chrome OS still hasn't found much demand in the desktop space

USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

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

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9 compelling reasons to keep your old PC instead of upgrading

Sure, new stuff is nice and shiny. But do you really NEED a new PC?

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


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.

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