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Alienware's Area-51 gaming desktop reborn as a powerful Haswell-E-packing triangle

The iconic Area-51 is back, and this time it really looks like a UFO. But the Alienware gaming PC's bizarre shape cures some case-design woes in a surprisingly pragmatic fashion.

Micro Express MicroFlex 97B

PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7 percent this year, a change from IDC's previous forecast of 6 percent.

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Broadcom wants to let 1,000 IoT devices bloom with $19.99 development kit

The WICED Sense Tag could help more Bluetooth Smart devices come to market

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Microsoft considering Raspberry Pi-like development boards for Windows Phone, RT

The company hasn't yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers

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Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell wants to pack more power into its thin client used to access Web and server-based applications

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Dirt cheap Windows PCs already hitting the streets, with help from Microsoft

PC makers are selling laptops with Microsoft's royalty free Windows 8.1 with Bing OS starting at $249

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do

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Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox

The PC maker also announced its new Chromebook 11

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HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

The company's PC business grew 12 percent, though most other divisions declined

Lenovo ThinkCentre M53

Lenovo targets small businesses with three new budget-priced desktop PCs

Emphasis on budget: All three systems are priced well below $500

Intel Galileo

Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

The company says it is committed to supporting the second generation as well, all in the name of promoting Windows as the answer to the Internet of Things.

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Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

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Heartbleed exposes weaknesses in hardware design

Heartbleed highlights memory and cache architecture weaknesses, but a DHS-funded project proposes changes