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ARM fades from Windows PCs and tablets, but grows in Chromebooks

New Chromebook laptops are giving ARM a new lease on life, even as the Windows RT devices they were supposedly targeted toward get phased out.

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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, but that hasn't deterred Acer.

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USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

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

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Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer has added a Core i5 processor its Chromebook C910, which up to now has run on Core i3 or Celeron chips

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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 50 watts.

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PC sales may be worse than expected this year

IDC revised its forecast for PC shipments in 2015 to a drop of 4.9 percent

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6 things to know about the USB-C port in the new MacBook

The new USB 3.1 port in the 12-inch MacBook is backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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Kenya abandons school laptop project, moves to computer labs

A snag in the bidding process derailed the laptop plan, but there are high hopes for computer labs

Hands-on with HP’s Sprout, an imaging powerhouse built into a very touch-friendly PC

The Sprout is a daring move by HP to redefine what a PC can do, at a time when images from videos to virtual reality are dominating users' attention. This machine tries to make it all work together. Here's our hands-on.

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Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Panasonic's new Toughbook 31 offers 18 hours of battery life.

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Lenovo puts AMD chip in ThinkPad 11e laptop

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yoga 11e and ThinkPad 11e can also be bought with Intel's chips based on Broadwell architecture

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Acer brings two new Chromebooks to the education market

The two laptops will arrive in February and are built for the school environment

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The Windows 10 vs. Chrome OS battle means it's a great year to buy a PC

Consumers will benefit from the competition: Cheaper Windows machines will try to keep people from straying to Chromebooks, and people who skipped Windows 8 will have a new crop of Windows 10 machines waiting for them.

The Hive's Amplicity is a modular, smartphone-sized PC with a graphics card dock

Think you haven't seen anything truly new at CES? Then check out The Hive's Amplicity line that includes two dockable computers, one sold entirely by subscription.

This crazy looking piece of aluminum says it can put the lowly PC fan and heatsink out of a job.

The fan and heatsink combo inside your PC is too loud and too big according to Cool Chip which is introducing a kinectic cooler to replace it.

Digital Storm's new Aventum 3 is big, bad, beautiful and takes boutique PCs to the next level

We got to poke our head inside Digital Storm's prototype Aventum 3 and were shocked at what we found inside. This big bad Aventum 3's case is pre-wired for power and custom liquid cooling. In fact, it has so many fans, it's custom fan controller has its own fan to keep it cool.

CyberPower's Fang Trinity is simply insane

CyberPower's new Fang Trinity is an insanely crazy looking PC that has power to boot. You won't believe it, but this box packs in a Core i7 4970K Devil's Canyon chip, four SSDs, a hard drive and a GeForce GTX 980.

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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USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

A USB-stick computer built around a processor with strong security capabilities

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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