Don't-Miss Hardware Stories

Microsoft nudges us more firmly toward Windows 8

But extends end-of-sales date for business PCs running Windows 7 Professional

Data breaches boost interest in encryption, study says

Recent data theft prompts companies to evaluate new ways of protecting customer information (but not as many as you'd think).

Microsoft stays the execution of Windows 7 PCs for business, but not for pleasure

Windows 8 haters can continue to buy PCs pre-loaded with WIndows 7 beyond 2014, but they'll have to splurge on a business machine.

New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

Because bringing your own operating system to the party is a bummer when your PC can't find it.

PCWorld News

CIOs still in control of most IT spending, Forrester says

While business units are slowly gaining more influence in IT purchasing, CIOs should embrace this, according to the analyst firm

surface table 100018944 orig 2

The future of the desktop is a tabletop

The PC isn't going away. It's turning into a coffee table. Or a pint-sized NUC. We talk to Intel's desktop chief about the many faces of the future PC.

hp chromebox

HP's first Chromebox is coming this spring, focused on getting things done

The pint-sized HP Chromebox is packed with business-friendly features and a hulking Core i7 processor.

Sayonara, VAIO: Sony sells off PC business to focus on mobile

Sony steps up reforms as it forecasts a ¥110 billion loss for its fiscal year to March 31

satya nadella

Nadella's challenges: Surface, Android, and oh, that Windows

They include the future of Windows, uncertainty over the Surface tablet, the Nokia acquisition and the One Microsoft reorganization.

asus chromebox frontangle feb 2014

Asus Chromebox pushes deeper into PC territory

It's small, it's extremely well-connected, and it's ready to take on PC-like tasks in your home theater or home office.

Apple logo

Apple patents solar-powered MacBook

A case made of switchable smart glass could appear both translucent and opaque.

macintosh 128 800 thumb800

Hands on with the first Mac: Apple's Macintosh 128K

Thirty years ago, Apple released the Macintosh 128K. Macworld U.K. took a look at the computer to see what it's like to use a vintage Mac.

on macworld.com

Three-year, 27,000 drive study reveals the most reliable hard drive makers

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? Backblaze's vast server farms may hold the answer.