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Acer: Expect more Android and Chromebooks, less Windows

Acer says it's trying to grow its non-Windows business "as soon as possible," which means more Chromebooks and Android-powered devices from the manufacturer.

IBM scientists create a freaky brain-like computer architecture

IBM researchers have announced a breakthrough software ecosystem to complement their neuron-like computer chips.

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.

A New Generation of Desktops for a New Generation of Students

Unlike the bulky, beige boxes that cluttered tabletops in the past, today’s desktops are stylish and compact. Here are some of the key points to consider before you buy.

Tech shares close the week up, with Internet stocks rising

Tech stocks had an upbeat week as industry watchers appear to be looking at the positive side of earnings from Internet, consumer electronics and networking companies.

Samsung's eight-core Galaxy S4 chip offered on new developer board

South Korea-based Hardkernel has a developer board, the Odroid XU, which incorporates Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chip. The chip is based on ARM’s latest processor designs.

Trade group reports controversial Oracle advertisements to FTC

An advertising industry oversight group says Oracle has repeatedly failed to make any (much less a good faith) effort to bring its advertising into compliance.

Dell OKs new plan for shareholder vote on raised offer from Michael Dell

The Special Committee overseeing Dell's buyout proposal has reached an agreement with company founder Michael Dell and his associates, Silver Lake Partners, on a proposed purchase in which shareholders will get US$13.75 per share and a special dividend of $0.13.

Researchers demo exploits that bypass Windows 8 Secure Boot

The Windows 8 Secure Boot mechanism can be bypassed on PCs from certain manufacturers because of oversights in how those vendors implemented the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification, according to a team of security researchers.

Icahn files lawsuit to force Friday vote on Dell buyout

Carl Icahn Thursday filed a lawsuit against Dell and its board of directors on Thursday.

Windows 8 grabs more market share, but so do older versions

In a recent study, Windows 7 and Windows XP hold strong with users, but Windows Vista usage declines.

W3C's Web Storage technology goes live

The World Wide Web Consortium has finalized its specification for Web Storage, a technology that would give Web applications more flexibility in storing data on user machines.

Oracle's next 'engineered system' to involve virtualization

Oracle is preparing to roll out the latest member of its family of "engineered systems" that combine software and hardware, with the upcoming product focused on virtualization.

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Dell strikes down shareholder vote proposal for buyout

Dell's board gave company founder Michael Dell and his associates, Silver Lake Partners, a setback in their fight with investor Carl Icahn to take the PC maker private.


Intel's first 'open-source PC' on sale for $199

Intel's first "open-source PC," is a bare-bones computer aimed hobbyists looking to construct their own computer and some software developers.