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Lenovo delays touchscreen option for ThinkPad X240 laptop

In forums, customers have expressed an interest in buying the laptop with either a touchscreen or a full HD screen but the touchscreen option is on hold until at least December.

Advances in data storage may create million-year materials

Scientists create a data storage material with a lifespan that could outlast humankind.

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Tablet shipments will jump 53% in 2013, Gartner says

Tablets shipments will soar ahead by 53 percent in 2013 as desktop and laptop shipments decline by 11 percent, research firm Gartner forecast.

Brace for stronger DDoS attacks, security firm warns

The average size of DDoS attacks is still climbing with the number breaching 20Gbps around four times the level seen a year ago, according to Arbor Networks.

Apple warns of SSD failures in MacBook Air, offers free replacements

Apple is warning customers that solid-state drives in some MacBook Airs are failing and is offering free replacements.

Intel delays Broadwell chips for PCs and hybrids

Intel ran into some problems with the 14-nanometer process used to manufacture the chips and will have to fix them before it can resume production, CEO Brian Krzanich said Tuesday.

More PC sales than expected may bolster Microsoft's profit

Microsoft will probably report better than expected Windows revenue when it issues its third-quarter earnings numbers this month, based on PC shipment estimates by research firm IDC.

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Mobile tech forecast to fuel new Digital Industrial Economy

Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.

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Open source won't address everything, says Red Hat CEO

Open source is a development model and not a support one that does bug fixing, according to Red Hat global CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst.

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Wall Street Beat: Talk of U.S. budget compromise boosts tech stocks

With PC sales flagging, the underlying confidence in tech is mostly due to growth in the the software arena and tablets.

The PC makers' battle against Microsoft's Surface, in their own words

HP CEO Meg Whitman is just the latest to publicly lament Microsoft's decision to compete against its partners with the Surface tablet.

After leak, HP says revenue will dip slightly next year

HP expects to report a year-over-year revenue decline for its fiscal year 2014, which ends next October, though the decline “will moderate from fiscal 2013,” the company said, meaning it will fall by less.

Toshiba unveils new business notebooks under its Portege and Tecra brands

From Ultrabook to mobile workstation, all 5 PCs can use the same docking station.