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New CEO tries to break Acer's reliance on PCs

Jason Chen is moving the company into wearables and other non-PC segments

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VMware looks to AirWatch to simplify management and centralize client storage

The goal is to integrate desktops and mobile devices for users and IT administrators

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Hands on with Acer's Aspire Switch 10 hybrid

Acer's hybrid is primarily a tablet, but a magnetic keyboard base lets users give it different shapes

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Acer announces a slew of new laptops, tablets, hybrids, and all-in-one PCs

The company also shows off what it says is the world's fastest Chromebook

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Cloud-savvy Bluetooth 4.1 to reach devices by year end

The Bluetooth 4.1 specification can connect wearable devices directly to the cloud without a hub.

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US tech spending to see 'solid, steady growth' this year and next, Forrester says

Stability in the federal government is spurring Forrester's confident outlook

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Raspberry Pi alternatives emerge to fill need for speed

The HummingBoard and $50 Banana Pi are faster alternatives to the popular $25 Raspberry Pi PC.

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Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon

A researcher says plastic computers are still far away, as challenges need to be resolved on writing data and processing

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Lenovo announces an aluminum-clad all-in-one PC and several new laptops

The Lenovo A540 AiO will be available in July. The new laptop launches range from May to August.

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Stop using that Vaio Fit hybrid! Sony warns of fire risk

Sony is getting out of the PC business soon, but there's still time for one last product glitch.

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Meet Jasper, an open-source, Siri-like virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi

A new open source project for Raspberry Pi mini-PCs lets you build your own voice command personal assistant for your home.

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Thank XP: Desktop PC sales take off again in Western Europe

Enterprises are buying desktops again to get away from Windows XP, according to Gartner

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Even the death of Windows XP failed to jolt the PC market in Q1

PC upgrades due to the expiration of Windows XP peaked in 2012 and 2013, and are starting to taper in 2014, IDC said