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5 easy tips for being your family's tech-support hero this holiday

The big family dinner isn't just about spilled eggnog and drunk Uncle Joey's inappropriate comments—it's also about getting enlisted as a free PC tech. Let Gordon show you the way...

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Dell to put depth-sensing 3D cameras in more Android, Windows devices

The first tablet with a depth-sensing 3D camera is expected out by the end of the month, and Dell has more to come.

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Dropbox finds its way into HP, Acer PCs and tablets

The cloud storage company is pursuing partnerships to grow its already massive user base

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PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections.

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HP reportedly set to split off PC, printer business

A split would be an about-face on CEO Meg Whitman's original strategy to keep the company together.

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Lenovo to cough up $100 refunds, $250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

IdeaPad U310/U410 owners can get either a $100 refund or $250 voucher as part of a class-action settlement.

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Why buy Intel's Broadwell chip, with Skylake waiting in the wings?

Intel sweeps its Broadwell microprocessors under the floor at IDF, and pushes Skylake as the next big thing. If you're going to buy a PC next year, maybe you should wait a bit.

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Wireless charging to reach PCs, tablets next year

Wireless charging will be common in laptops in a few years, much like wireless communications are today, Intel says.

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Dell laptops listed with Intel's unreleased Broadwell PC chips

Dell is one of the first PC companies to reveal laptops with fifth-generation Core processors.

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Dell brings Google's Chrome OS to desktops with new Chromeboxes

Dell will ship the $179 Chromebox and $999 Chromebox for Meetings this month.

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Dell packs Core M chip in Latitude 13 7000 tablet/laptop

Dell will also bring wireless docking to the hybrid device

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SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says

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PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7 percent this year, a change from IDC's previous forecast of 6 percent.

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Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

Intel is developing a smart dock to wirelessly connect to monitors and peripherals, the company said.

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HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

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HP's SlateBook 14 Android laptop ships, but with a higher price than expected

HP's SlateBook is priced at $429, $30 more than the original announced price.