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Samsung acknowledges it changes Windows Update settings on its PCs

Samsung denied it had blocked a Windows update on its hardware but acknowledged that it was manipulating Microsoft's Windows Update, a charge leveled Tuesday by a researcher.

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6 productivity tips for Chromebook power users

These smart features make working on a Chromebook snappier and seamless

As PC interest wanes, Computex loses its luster

Computex struggles to find its focus in the midst of the PCs' decline

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Computex 2015: The powerful, weird and important PC gear you need to know about

From new Intel and AMD chips to one of the most fire-breathing graphics cards ever to a crazy laser-projected mouse you have to see to believe, this is the PC gear you need to know about from Computex 2015.

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AMD's Carrizo chip targets the one thing every laptop user wants: Longer battery life

For the Carrizo, AMD squeezed more transistors onto the same 28-nm node as the prior generation, increasing performance and reducing power.

USB 3.1 cables will see price drops as manufacturers prepare for demand

Vendors could be slower to adopt USB 3.1 due to its cost

PC makers disclose plans to bring Windows 10 to PCs

Dell will start shipping its first PCs preloaded with Windows 10 on July 29

Chromebooks with MediaTek chips to appear 'very soon'

MediaTek demonstrated a non-functional Chromebook with its 64-bit MT8173 processor at Computex

Windows 10 to ship on July 29 for PCs and tablets

The upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 will be free until July 29, 2016

Nvidia seeks to sharpen gaming on laptops with G-Sync

The display technology could also land on VR headsets and mobile devices

Acer rolls out new laptop, desktops with Windows, Chrome

New offerings include a new 11-inch Switch hybrid, Aspire Z all-in-ones and Chrome desktop

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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 introduces new budget laptops

One model, the Lenovo Z51, can be upgraded to include Intel's RealSense 3D camera

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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Review: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 is king of the 2-in-1 laptops

Faster, skinnier, and fanless, the new version of the Dell Venue 11 Pro is a lean, mean desktop replacement

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Lenovo's $199 Chromebox Tiny is an affordable addition to its line of ThinkCentre Tiny PCs

Chromeboxes are aimed at education and business, so they're a natural fit for Lenovo's school- and corporate-oriented ThinkCentre Tiny line of modular All-in-One PCs.

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Review: MacBook Air killer from ASUS

ZenBook UX305 is a Windows Ultrabook that copies the MacBook Air’s look, but not its price.

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ASUS UX305: Looks like a MacBook Air, costs $300 less

Network World reviewer Howard Wen gives a quick overview of the ASUS UX305 notebook, which includes a 1080p screen and quick bootup of Windows 8.1

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