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Raspberry Pi-powered camera network protects wildlife

The Kenya Wildlife Service has a powerful new tool in its fight against the poachers who threaten endangered species living in the country's most remote areas: a high-tech network of custom cameras called Instant Wild that can instantly locate illegal activity as well as keep tabs on nearby animals.

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Acer DA241HL

Hands-on: Acer's 24-inch all-in-one Android desktop

Acer has chosen a different approach to the all-in-one PC, installing Android instead of Windows on its upcoming DA241HL, but the problem is that Google's operating systems isn't a desktop OS.

HP Envy Recline 27 Beats Special Edition

HP at IFA: Three new Envy all-in-ones, a liquid-cooled Envy Phoenix, and two displays

HP takes the wraps off four new consumer PCs and two displays in Berlin

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Lenovo reveals the Flex laptop series, a pair of new Yogas, and the Flex 20 all-in-one PC

Each of Lenovo's new PCs will feature a Haswell processor and a touchscreen display.

Asus Zenbook UX301 Ultrabook

Asus demos two new Zenbooks, three Transformers, and an ultraportable laptop at IFA

New proudcts include Ultrabooks with Gorilla Glass lids, Windows/Android hybrids, and a budget-oriented ultraportable.

Sony's new VAIOs include Flip convertible laptops, Tap 11 hybrid, Tap 21 all-in-one

Highlight: The VAIO Flip 15 sports a 15-inch IPS panel with a native resolution of 2660 by 1620 pixels, and it can drive an external HDMI monitor at 4K resolution (3820 by 2160 pixels).

How a legendary PC mod inspired the most outrageous computer desk ever created

Red Harbinger's Cross desk blurs the line between office furniture and an enthusiast-grade PC case. Actually, make that 'cases'.

Thelma and Louise

The Microsoft-Nokia deal: Fail plus fail equals more fail

Microsoft clearly bought most of Nokia to ensure the future of Windows Phone, and ensure a safe harbor for its licensing strategy. But there's a case to be made that this is a marriage of equals. Equal failures, that is.

Microsoft's Nokia deal could benefit other Windows partners, analysts say

Microsoft's plan to buy Nokia's phone business and have a larger presence in hardware devices has so far brought little response from PC and smartphone vendors in Asia. But the deal could end up bringing dividends to Microsoft's long-time partners in the region by revitalizing the Windows ecosystem, according to analysts.

Microsoft explains the Nokia deal: The phone is key to everything

What a difference a few years makes: In a slide deck explaining the deal, Microsoft explains the domino effect that begins with phones.

Intel's new Core i7 Extreme Edition series: Gaming power for those who can afford it

Surprise! Intel's most powerful CPU isn't based on its new Haswell architecture. Meet the Ivy Bridge-E series.

Windows XP's user share nose-dives

Maybe people are listening to Microsoft's demand that they ditch Windows XP.

IBM starts restricting hardware patches to paying customers

IBM has started to require visitors of the IBM Fix Central website to provide a serial number in order to download a patch or update.