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Lenovo desktop PC CES 2014

Lenovo announces new consumer desktop PCs at CES, including an Android all-in-one

Company also shows off its 27-inch Horizon 2 and the WQHD A740 at CES.

Chip orders offer a clue that PC sales are due for a boost

A major Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer has reportedly received large orders for PC and smartphone chips, offering a hint of products to come.

Windows 8 gains as XP wanes

Windows 8 adoption increased in December to claim almost 12 percent of all Windows systems, while users finally start to abandon Windows XP, Net Applications reports.

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What's Acer thinking? Its new all-in-one PC uses Android, not Windows

Acer looks like it's willing to try anything as it rolls out an Android-based all-in-one PC for $1100.

CES 2014 predictions

Laptops, Chromebooks, tablets: The PCs we expect to see at CES 2014

Computers won't take center stage this year, but we predict there will be several standout product announcements at the annual trade show.

PCWorld News

Motorola Solutions buys IP push-to-talk vendor to span PCs, phones, radios

Twisted Pair’s Wave PTT system isn't not limited to one carrier or type of technology. It’s designed to let workers in offices and in the field join the same instant-calling groups.

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Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut

Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses

3d organ printer

The first 3D printed organ, a liver, is expected in 2014

Printed tissue could vastly improve drug testing

Acer names semiconductor veteran as new CEO

Now top man at Acer, Jason Chen previously held sales and marketing positions at Taiwan Semiconductor and Intel.

Next up: Humans, systems team in cognitive computing

Cognitive computing promises to change the game, as humans and computing devices collaborate, each performing the function best suited to its expertise.

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Google cheers contestants at Robotics Challenge

Now the owner of Boston Dynamics, Google rolls in to watch events at the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

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Tablets face a turning point

The PC industry takes "glimmers of hope" from market interest in more capable talents, analyst notes; but 2014 may be a pivotal year.

ARM server chip pioneer Calxeda shuts down

Calxeda folds operations after it failed to find additional capital.