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Windows 8 adoption slows; boost sought with update

Windows 8's user share growth slowed significantly last month, hinting at further trouble for the struggling operating system, new statistics from an analytics company showed today.

Matchbook PCs

16 small but powerful matchbox PCs

These tiny systems, ranging from bare-bones boards to full-blown, ready-to-run PCs, are ideal for hackers and hobbyists who want to create their own powerful machines.

Services seek money in social messaging as SMS declines

A large number of customers are migrating from SMS to free or cost-effective social messaging apps, but that's where the money is, says global analyst firm Ovum.

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Tech advice for your new smartphone, tablet or computer

A one-stop shop that includes help for finding great apps and key accessories, and instructions on how to safely dispose of your old devices.

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RIM offers free BlackBerry 10 smartphone

A program to help prepare business customers for the next-generation OS includes a free handset.

Apple's Mountain Lion Clears 10% Bar: Now Powers 1 in 10 Macs

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion now powers more than 10% of all Macs, and may be on the way to outdoing its predecessor, Lion, in adoption speed, an online advertising network said today.

Companies Brace for Olympic Challenge: Live Streaming of Games

IT managers in businesses and governments are taking steps to ensure that the Summer Olympics do not bust networks or budgets.

Survey: China to Replace Silicon Valley as Tech Innovation Hub

China is seen as the next global technology innovation center replacing Silicon Valley, according to results of KPMG Global Technology Innovation Survey released on Wednesday.

Kim Dotcom's Lawyers Seek Dismissal of Megaupload Indictment

Kim Dotcom's US lawyers have filed an application with the US District Court of Eastern Virginia, seeking a dismissal of a copyright infringement indictment...

Twitter Jumps on 'Do Not Track' Bandwagon

True privacy can be hard to come by in the socially enabled online world, but Twitter on Thursday announced that it has joined Firefox maker Mozilla in taking a big step forward for users.

Enterprise Social Tools Need to Be Highly Mobile

Executives at AstraZeneca, a global pharmaceutical company, know that it's not enough to provide social collaboration tools for their employees. Those tools...

Hands-On With Windows Server 8 Beta

The Metro user interface doesn't serve well as the default for a server OS, but so far the ingredients for success are here.

MegaUpload Bail Decision Delayed

Kim Dotcom and the other Megaupload defendants must wait in custody for a few days before learning whether they can be released on bail.

MegaUpload Defendants Seek Bail

Kim Dotcom, founder of the file sharing site Megaupload, appeared in a New Zealand court seeking release until his piracy prosecution.

Internet Promotes Literacy, Study Says

The ongoing study finds the Web can be an effective tool in fostering literacy development among young adults.