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Asus' audacious PadFone X phone/tablet hybrid priced at $199 subsidized, preorders open June 6

Asus' PadFone line is finally coming to U.S. shores, and AT&T's opening pre-orders on June 6.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost devices

It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?

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How to change your eBay password

Attention eBay customers: The auction site was hacked, and hacked hard. Here's how to change your eBay password, which you should do RIGHT NOW.

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Why Microsoft couldn't fully realize its Surface vision until Surface Pro 3

For the first time in the Windows 8 era, all the pieces are finally in place to build a Surface tablet to match Microsoft's overarching vision.

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Surface Pro 3 by the numbers: a deep dive into configuration details

Here are all the Surface Pro 3 hardware specs you need to know, including configuration and price options.

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Microsoft announces 12-inch Surface Pro 3, 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 embraces the Surface line's Ultrabook-esque roots more than ever before.

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Verizon activates 'XLTE' network in 260 cities to turbocharge 4G speeds

Don't let the name fool you: XLTE isn't new technology, but the marketing term hides some very tangible real-world benefits.

Intel guarantees its next-gen Broadwell chips will be in PCs this holiday season

Call them fashionably late. Intel's new Broadwell chips have suffered delays and won't make it into back-to-school PCs, but the company's CEO say PCs powered by the processors will be on store shelves in time for the holiday season.

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7 possible reveals at Microsoft's Surface event

The tablet talk is flying: Surface Pro 3? A Surface Mini? A Surface Maxi? We assess the rumors.

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Surface Pro 3 may be announced next week, support page suggests

A newly published Microsoft support page explicitly mentions the yet-to-be-announced Surface Pro 3.

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GOG.com, Humble Store unleash spring sales with steep discounts on PC games

GOG.com and the Humble Store take different approaches to their spring sales, but the end result is the same: Dirt-cheap PC games.

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Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7-4500 review: Pint-sized power at a plus-sized cost

You get a big punch in a borderline unbelievably small chassis, but the machine's price tag and bare-bones internals relegate it to "curious niche" status.

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Netflix raises streaming prices by $1, but current members don't have to pay it (for now)

Netflix said price increases were coming, and here they are.

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More than a Mini? Multiple Surface models tipped for May 20 event

Surfaces powered by both Windows 8 and Windows RT could be unveiled on May 20.