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RIM Ships LTE PlayBook Tablet Next Week

A 32GB model of the 7-inch tablet with LTE cellular connectivity will be rolled out in most markets over the next few months.

Samsung Galaxy Note II to Debut August 29

A refreshed Galaxy Note smartphone is expected to follow the release of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.


New Logitech Webcam Puts Skype on TVs Without Need for a PC

Logitech's TV Cam HD is able to run Skype videoconferencing software on a high-definition TV without the need for a PC.


How Microsoft Surface Stacks Up Against Its Tablet Competition

How do the specs for the upcoming Microsoft Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows Pro compare with the Apple iPad? Here's what we know.

How to Choose a New PC Case

We'll show you how to find, buy, and build in a brand-new PC chassis.

Microsoft Surface RT vs. Surface Pro: Which Tablet Will You Want?

Will big-ticket apps be ready for the two different Surface models when they launch? Which version looks to be the better deal? And will Microsoft's radical gambit in producing its own tablet hardware succeed?

FTC Wants to Expand Coverage of Children's Privacy Rule

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants to enlarge the list of entities that must get parental permission when they collect and use personal information on websites targeted at children.


Microsoft Debuts 'Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes'

Microsoft hopes that new features built into the web-based Outlook client will draw web users away from competing services like Gmail and Yahoo.


Google Chromebook and Chromebox Buyers to Get 100GB of Free Google Drive Storage?

It's not clear if existing Chromebook or Chromebox owners would get this supposed promotion.


Republic Wireless Opens Unlimited, $19-a-Month Voice, Text and Data Service to New Members

Carrier also adds the Motorola DEFY XT Android smartphone to its handset lineup.


5 Online Privacy Intrusions You Don't Know About, and Should

Governments, retailers, wireless carriers, and others collect and use your personal data in ways you may not be aware of. Here's what you can do about it.

Fend Off the 'Blue Screen of Death' with BlueScreenView Portable

When your PC's acting up,this handy utility is a good first step on the road to recovery.

New Microsoft Mice, Keyboards Accent Mobility

The touch-responsive hardware is designed for use with Windows 8 and tablets.

Why do Music Labels Want Useless Weapons?

Analysis: The RIAA knew SOPA and PIPA were useless, yet supported them anyway. Most music files are swapped offline. So why is the RIAA still asking ISPs to spy on us?

Microsoft Gets Touchy With Mouse Gestures for Windows 8

In its latest support for touch input, Microsoft unveils a set of gesture commands and associated hardware designed to make it easier to get around Windows 8 with a mouse.