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PC market fell hardest in 2013, analyst firm says

Not only did the traditional PC market record the sharpest dip on record for 2014, but the market is expected to shrink through 2018.

As it misses earnings target, Intel talks up PC sales

While profits were up modestly from the 2012 fourth quarter, Intel's 2013 earnings came in under Wall Street estimates. Still, the chipmaker said PC sales were actually stronger than expected for the last three months of the year.

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Lenovo widens lead as PC market decline slows

Worldwide PC shipments dipped again in the fourth quarter of 2013, but analysts said that they believe the market is leveling out. Lenovo continued to hold the top spot as the world's leading PC supplier.

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Breathing new life into old Mac Pros

What kind of boost can you get if you upgrade your old Mac Pro, instead of buying a new one? Macworld Lab ran a series of tests to find out.

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Android heads to desktops as reliance on Internet grows

Lenovo, HP, and Acer show Android all-in-ones, but the success of such PCs remains in question.

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro is an itty-bitty PC with a big graphics punch

Gigabyte finally stopped the teasing and unveiled the Brix Pro at CES 2014—a miniature PC with Intel's high-end Iris Pro integrated graphics.

Nuance, Intel build speech commands into PCs -- finally

If you're the kind of person who wanders around your kitchen commanding various devices to play Rolling Stones hits, this new technology may be for you.

HP CES commercial PC announcements

HP ships an Android all-in-one PC, plus several business laptops and desktops

In addition to its first all-in-one to run Android 4.3 instead of Windows, the company also announced several new Windows laptops and desktops at CES.

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Lenovo wants to put a 4K monitor on your desk

New displays include the ThinkVision 28 “smart monitor” and the ThinkVision Pro 2840m.

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Lenovo announces new consumer desktop PCs at CES, including an Android all-in-one

Company also shows off its 27-inch Horizon 2 and the WQHD A740 at CES.

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Start the year off right with a clean PC

Grab a can of compressed air and apply a little elbow grease—it's time to get down and dirty with that dusty PC of yours.

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2013 in Video: Apple's year in review

Relive Apple's highs and lows with this video review of the company's 2013 product releases.

Apple's 2013 in review

Apple, once dominant in the smartphone and tablet arenas, saw increasing competition that took away its market share in 2013. Take a look back at Apple's biggest moments in 2013 in this year end review from IDG News Service.

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Shopping for last-minute tech gifts? Here's our one stop guide

We've put our recommendations for best laptops, printers, scanners, and more in one convenient place.