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EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

HP CEO Meg Whitman would have led a combined company, according to the Wall Street Journal

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

Ellison will become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle, while two of the company's management team will lead the company.

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Toshiba slashes struggling PC division to focus on business

The laptop maker will leave some markets and cut 900 staff.

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Modder turns Xbox One into Xbook One laptop

Insert joke about how it's still less powerful than an actual gaming laptop.

Tablets dominating tech market as consumers drop PCs

It’s the end of one era and the beginning of another: According to research from IDC, shipments of tablets are destined to surpass those of all PCs in the fourth quarter of the year.

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This MSI laptop transforms into monster gaming rig with a gigantic graphics card dock

Trying to decide between a laptop and desktop for your next gaming PC? MSI believes it can offer both in one package.

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Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

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Best of IFA: The eye-catching new gear you need to see, from dirt-cheap PCs to smartwatches galore

The annual IFA trade show in Berlin was home to a slew of big-name gadget reveals. Here's a rundown of the devices you need to know about.

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Lenovo unveils thinner, longer-lasting Helix 2 hybrid, three more PCs

The ThinkPad Helix 2 hybrid is also among the first with Intel's Core M processor

What to Look for in a Laptop this School Year

With so many options to consider for a back to school laptop, you may feel like you need to sign up for Laptop 101. Here's a crash course in laptop shopping.

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Alienware's Area-51 gaming desktop reborn as a powerful Haswell-E-packing triangle

The iconic Area-51 is back, and this time it really looks like a UFO. But the Alienware gaming PC's bizarre shape cures some case-design woes in a surprisingly pragmatic fashion.

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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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Broadcom wants to let 1,000 IoT devices bloom with $19.99 development kit

The WICED Sense Tag could help more Bluetooth Smart devices come to market

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Microsoft considering Raspberry Pi-like development boards for Windows Phone, RT

The company hasn't yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers

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Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell wants to pack more power into its thin client used to access Web and server-based applications