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Acer's new laptops, hybrids set tone for Windows 10-Chromebook battle

Acer announces $199 Chromebook 15 and slightly more expensive Windows-based Aspire hybrids and laptops

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Man fires 8 gunshots into his Dell PC after Blue Screens of Death push him over edge

Executing the troubled laptop was 'glorious,' but most definitely illegal.

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Apple's 12-inch MacBook can use third-party USB Type-C cables

Owners of new MacBook will have other options in addition to Apple's cables.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 17

WikiLeaks publishes stolen Sony info...IBM opens up threat data...China suspends rule on foreign IT vendors

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Five paths for Moore's Law

Even after the prediction dies, there may be ways to make devices smaller, faster and power efficient, analysts say

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, April 15

EU charges Google with antitrust and opens Android probe... Intel sales down along with PCs... new lawsuits challenge net neutrality

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Turing manuscript sells for $1 million

A German Enigma machine, also up for auction, sold for $269,000.

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U.S. chip block could delay China's powerful 100 petaflop supercomputer

The Tianhe-2 supercomputer was scheduled for an upgrade this year, but now China won't be able to use Intel Xeon chips

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PC shipments hit a six-year low as XP upgrades slow down

Some buyers are also waiting for Windows 10 PCs. All in all, it's bad news for the PC industry.

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US challenges China in supercomputing race with upcoming 180-petaflop system

It's a U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer called Aurora, which will be deployed in 2018

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Intel to help Chinese vendors churn out more PCs

Chinese manufacturers have generally focused on mobile devices, instead of PCs

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, April 9

Facebook still tops among teens... Oz launches video platform with revenue share... Microsoft lays groundwork for payments

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7 new hardware technologies you'll see in Windows 10 PCs

Laptops with Windows 10 may have a host of new technologies like USB Type C ports, 3D cameras and Skylake chips.